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Woodware Craft Canvas

Over on the Woodware Blog this week we are all using Craft Canvas I have used it often and think that it is a wonderful product.

Today I have been up-cycling

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I had some old coasters, I am not sure where they came from.

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perhaps they were free with something, but not starch!

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I drew around the mat on the Craft Canvas and cut around it. I have stamped with Crafters ink the Stampendous Cling Rubber PenPattern House, and then coloured with Crafters Ink and a flat dry paint brush.

Sorry this is a very picture heavy post…

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I have used Spiced Plum and Aruba inks to colour the image.

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The door is Limon, the heart is Sweet Pea and the roof is Purple Crafters.

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The walls are coloured differently.

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I then added some Zentangle type doodles. I have used a Sakura Stardust Pen.

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I added lots more doodles and then embossed with Chunky Clear Powder.

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I used the the High Bond Doublesided sheet to stick the Craft Canvas on.

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I am very happy with my coasters, if I made them again I probably would just seal them with PPA glue or Mat Medium.

Craft Canvas what is it?

Craft Canvas is a fabric that thinks it is a paper; you can cut it with scissors or your Woodware Trimmer even with the patterned blades (other trimmers will work too). Some dies and embossing folders will work too, trial and error. It does not fray or curl at the edges. Craft Canvas is ideal for book covers, books, place mats, napkin art, shopping bags, picture frames, mobile phone covers, fabric frames, wall art, handbags, signs, applique and quilts and as a backing for quilts, cutlery pouches, party favours. It is made from 70% polyester and 30% cotton, and has a smooth finish. Craft Canvas can be stamped; it loves Crafter Inks by ColorBox, is happy to be heat embossed, and Frantaged. The smooth stable surface is ideal for stencilling with inks, or use Dreamweaver Embossing Paste. It can also be used though an ink jet printer. It will also work well with: – acrylic paint, stencil paint, fabric paint, paint sticks, transfer paints, or oil paint. For most mediums no priming is required but it can be primed with gesso. Craft Canvas can be used with Iron transfers or rub-ons, machine embroidery. Craft Canvas can be glued with PVA or PPA glue or a hot glue gun can be used for attaching mixed-media pieces. Fuse with fusible webbing. Stitch by hand or machine. Care of your finished projects: This cloth is not machine-washable. If spot cleaning is required, gently remove the stain with a soft cloth or brush. A small amount of a colourless multi-purpose cleaner can be used for removing stains, blot stains don’t rub. When ironing, cover it with a pressing cloth and set the iron to the acrylic/silk setting. PPA either matte or gloss can be used to seal the finished project. Inspiration sheet included in the packet. Size 45cm x 60cm approximately.

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Woodware Challenge – Mixed Media – Summer or Body Beautiful

On the Woodware Blog this week we have a choice of Summer of or Body Beautiful, I have gone for summer, I think most of the girls will have gone summer!

I have made a mobile phone cover for me.

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The stencil is Dreamweaver Corner Flower Stencil on the front.

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on the back I have a mix of  a ClearSnap Art Screen Mandala and Jane’s wonderful Dorothy Stamp.

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I have used Craft Canvas and sprayed it with Artichoke Dye Ink Spray.

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the blue one was sprayed with diluted Crafters Wave re-inker

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The small piece I sprayed with Grape Dye Ink.

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with a Crafters ink pad and a Stylus Tool I inked trough the Art Screen

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I didn’t place the stencil anywhere in particular.

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I placed them together and then stamped them with Dorothy.

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I stamped with them together and embossed with a Frantage mixture and Aged Ivory Powder. I then added some Frantage spots.

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On the other side I used Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste and the Corner Flower Stencil.

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I added Metallic F/X and heated to give the molten magic effect.

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I machine tacked the layers together. On the inside I have lined the pouch with velvet, on the pasted side I have added some thin wadding to protect the phone screen.

Zig zagging around the edges is a simple way to finish it off.

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The pockets are perfect for my gym card and some emergency money.

Here is another one that I made, this was supposed to be for Jane, but it didn’t fit, so I have made her one but forgot to take a photograph.

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Thanks for visiting see you soon!