Vintage Looking Canvas

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Vintage Rural Themed Canvas Board

This is a project I have had on the go for a long time, and I had it in mind to do even further back when I first saw the stamps and stencils I used, but I got side tracked doing other projects (some of which were on a similar theme that I’ve posted previously).  All the paper used is recycled brown paper that came inside a delivered parcel holding the items in place.  To give it a rustic look I’ve torn practically everything, though I have used a scissors to trim around some small areas such as the farmer’s hat and the milk churn top.

What I Did

I started by tareing pieces of brown paper into spirals which I made into paper flowers, folding bits as I went and glueing with bookbinding glue.  These were left to dry before I brushed over the surface with gold Nuvo Mousse.

I then scrunched up a large piece of the brown paper and opened it out, to give it more creases.  I coated the canvas board with bookbinding glue and smoothed the paper over it, makeing sure not to flatten out all the creases.  I tore around the edge of the canvas and again used the gold mousse, putting a lot on the edges and a light touch over the rest of the board to catch the raised crease edges.

I then used smoothed out lots of other pieces of the brown paper, put pieces in my stamping platform and stamped out lots of the images from the stamp set.  I coloured in all the stamped images using an assortment of pencil types from one collection.

I spent some time playing with these stamped and coloured images, tareing bits more off, curling the edges, laying them on the board, moving them around and around, asking Mam what she thought, until I was h appy with the layout.  Then I left it overnight to be double sure, before using Pinflair Glue Gel to stick the paper flowers in place and the other Pinflair glue to stick the images on.

What I Used

Recycled brown paper

The Finished Project

This is what the finished project looked like.

And here are a few closeups of some areas of the work.


I have more works in progress as well as some planned, so, depending on whether it is gardening weather or not, you should see more posts going up in the near future, so keep an eye out for those.


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