Hello everyone Karen Ellis on the blog today with a wood canvas I created featuring products by Dina Wakley for Ranger.
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If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I love to decorate the front of my house for the season.  I haven’t created anything for Valentine’s Day in a while and thought it was high time that changed! Wood Canvas featuring Dina Wakley products for Ranger | Designed by Karen Ellis | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #dinawakley #canvas #mixedmediaThis wood canvas is mounted on my front door and is made with some strips of old pattern papers I found in my scrapbooking stash, some Dina Wakley for Ranger Media paints, scribble sticks and stencil.
Supplies Used
Ranger Products Used
– Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint (Buff, Peacock, Turquoise)
– Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks (Black, Red)
– Collage Medium
12 x 12 Patterned Papers – Misc Manufacturers
Dina Wakley Stencil (Spilled Hearts) – Crafter’s Workshop
16×20 Wood Canvas – Art Alternatives
Chipboard sentiment (Love) – Reflections
Paper Trimmer – Westcott
Scissors – Tonic

I started by cutting random width strips from some fun 12×12 patterned papers in my stash and adhering them together to create a new 12×12 piece of paper.Wood Canvas featuring Dina Wakley products for Ranger | Designed by Karen Ellis | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #dinawakley #canvas #mixedmediaI hand cut a heart from the strip paper created.   Fold the paper in half (right side together) and sketch the heart before cutting to make this step easier.Wood Canvas featuring Dina Wakley products for Ranger | Designed by Karen Ellis | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #dinawakley #canvas #mixedmediaAdhere the heart to a painted wood canvas with collage medium.  Let dry and then sketch around the heart with the Scribble Sticks.  With a wet finger (or paint brush) smudge the scribble stick to create a shadow around the heart.Wood Canvas featuring Dina Wakley products for Ranger | Designed by Karen Ellis | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine #dinawakley #canvas #mixedmediaNow that your base is done, embellish as desired.  I added some buff coloured hearts to the canvas using Dina’s stencil and buff media paint and then shaded them with the scribble sticks like I did the main heart.   I also cut another couple of heart shapes and added them to the canvas and then added a chipboard word embellishment to finish it off.
I love how this looks on my door  – it has some great curb appeal!
This design can be easily adapted to make cards or a layout.

I challenge you to play, incorporate some paint and make something festive!

Karen Ellis
Karen Ellis

To see more of Karen’s work visit her website – The Art House Studio

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  1. Your canvas is so pretty! Might even be to pretty to put away after Valentine’s. With the colors you have chosen it could easily be enjoyed all year.
    Thank you for sharing your step by step for creating it. 🙂