Valentine's Themed Canvas

Love is in the air and I am here to share with you a gorgeous Valentine's themed canvas using the products that are available at The Rubber Buggy.

The Rubber Buggy is an online store that I am now designing for, and I am happy to share with you all a tutorial I shared yesterday via their Facebook Page (click to go onto their page).

I love creating an assortment of products and The Rubber Buggy makes it very easy for me to do just that.  They carry a large assortment of scrapbook/mixed media products and for all genres.

To begin I started with a 12x12 canvas and some DecoArt Media Gesso.  I don't like using any type of Gesso that is very liquidly or too runny.  You want to avoid those inexpensive gessos that are too good to be true.

Once I prepped my canvas I was able to apply a DecoArt Matte Medium using a paintbrush, and you may want to use one that is old.  Never use best paint brushes to apply your mediums or gesso.  I used the matte medium to adhere Pion Design Love Song from the To My Valentine's Collection.  Prior to adhering the paper down to the canvas, I distressed the edges to give it a more distressed vintage look by using Tim Holtz Vintage Photos Distress Ink.

To complete this project you will also need the following, which you may purchase at The Rubber Buggy.  

  • 1 x Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Valentine - THS033
  • 1 x Donna Downey Stencil 8.5 x 8.5 - Heart Texture
  • 1 x Pion Design - To My Valentine - 12 x 12 Love Song
  • 1 x Pion Design - Images from the Past - To my Valentine
  •  Prima Marketing - Art Alchemy - Acrylic Paint - Metallique Bronze 1.7oz
  • 1 x Venise Lace - 1.5 White
  •  7 Gypsies Architextures Findings Adhesive Embellishments -Ornate Garden Stakes
  • 1 x Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste - Clear 8.5oz
  • 1 x Prima Marketing - St. Tropez Collection - Flowers - Catalina - 596477
  • 1 x Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Resin Frames - Petite Round Frame
I also used DecoArt Americana Paint Burnt Umber to make the frame look weathered and rusty.  After doing that I applied Prima Memory Hardware Marquise Blue and La Chapeliere.  Both of these you can purchase at The Rubber Buggy.

Here is the YouTube Tutorial on How to Make this Valentine's Canvas

Happy Crafting!

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