Hello everyone Karen Ellis on the blog today with a wood canvas I created featuring products by Dina Wakley for Ranger.
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! This 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.
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.I 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.Adhere 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.Now 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!
To see more of Karen’s work visit her website – The Art House Studio