Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Canvas Art

If you haven't discovered the many uses for artist's canvas then you should give it a try sometime.  They are quite versatile and very easy to work with.  No cutting and sanding wood, just a great base for any project ready to be painted, stained or left plain.  I buy mine when they are on sale at craft stores.  JoAnn's has them for 40% most of the time and then occasionally they will do 50% sales.


I saw something similar to this in an Uppercase Living catalog and decided to make my version of it. 

On this one I glued down some scrapbook paper onto a 14"x18" canvas then added vinyl ornaments and some ribbon.



This canvas was inspired by Wordle, a program that lets you cut and paste text into it and it arranges the words in random order.  Click on the link and try your own version, it's really fun.  This is my version using the vinyl lettering that I cut out.
On this particular project I used a black stain to create an interesting background rather than just leaving the canvas white.



Creations by Kara

8 comments:

Cherie said...

I love artists canvas. You can do so much with it. For me it started with putting photo's on it.
I love what you have done with the ornaments. That is super cute. And the Christmas subway style art is so popular and fun right now.

Saimi said...

Why don't we live closer to each other? Those are so dang cute!! Just like everything else you make!!

Rainy Day Farm said...

So cute! I love the middle one with the Christmas ornaments.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

I'm really digg'n that Wordle canvas.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Girl you do such an awesome job on all your vinyl items. I just love them!! Artist canvas is definitely a fun way to go. Great job :)

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Really enjoy the fun projects you share with us...thanks so much!
♥'s
Sherry

Lori said...

Over-the-top cute!! I heart them!!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I Love these! My favorite is the ornaments! Just found you through Kara's linky!