Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Daydream Mini Beach Canvas

Hey Gang!! 
It's summertime and scorching hot! Anyone else dreaming of the beach?! 
Today, I made this adorable mini canvas for my sweet friend that has a beach house (wink, wink... you know who you are!!). She's been visiting it more frequently and really enjoying her time away and all the tranquility so I made her this cute wall hanging to remind her of her happy place.

Let me show you how I created it...

Supplies Used
4" x 6" Canvas (Dollar Tree)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull - House Ornament Die (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull - Grass Die (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull - ColorBox Blends Inks-  Hydrangea, Uniform, Bay, Beach, Frog, Leaf, Stop, Pansy, Golden, Nutmeg ( Clearsnap)
Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions -  White Wonder (Emerald Creek)
Butterfly Stamp Set (Clearsnap)
Top Boss Embossing Pad (Clearsnap) 
ColorBox Embossing Powder - Black (Clearsnap)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Misti Stamping Tool (My Sweet Petunia)
Heat Tool

I started by stamping my image onto my mini canvas with embossing ink. I found these cute little canvases from  Dollar Tree. They came in a pack of 3 for a buck, how flipping awesome is that?!! 

Since canvas is very textured already, I wanted to ensure my images stamped out completely so I used my Misti tool just in case My stamped image was missing parts of the image I could re-stamp it without messing it up. I took out the black foam insert before stamping. The canvas is a way thicker material and if I didn't take out the foam the panel wouldn't close.

I used the clouds stamp from the Butterfly stamp set and stamped the image UPSIDE DOWN... who knew clouds upside down can look like waves!! I think it's so cool when you can get multiple uses out of craft supplies. I pored Eileen Hull's Molten Dimensions in White Wonder and heat embossed the shore break. Look at all that gorgeous texture!

Then, I inked the "waves" in  Bay & Beach, "sand" in Golden, and "sky" in Hydrangea & Uniform.

I die cut 4 mini houses out of Mat Board using Eileen Hull's House Ornament die.

I inked them in a variety of Blends inks and pick out the most vibrant ones. I ended up choosing Stop, Pansy, Uniform, and Leaf.

Then used a white gel pen to add the roof and window details.

I ran my little houses through my Xyron X and adhere them to black cardstock. Then fussy cut the houses out. 

I thought my sentiment needed to be just as bold as the houses so I stamped and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

I die cut grass from a leftover scrap piece of green patterned paper, inked up the edges using Frog and Nutmeg ink. 

Then cut them down into smaller segments and ran the pieces into my sticker maker (Xyron X machine) and adhered them onto my houses and canvas.

How flipping adorable are those little beach cottages??!! I'm dying from overexposure to cuteness!! 

Lastly, I glued on jute twine all along the edge of the canvas to give a more coastal vibe.

And here is my finished project...

I really love how this turned out... especially those waves!! That Molten Dimensions powder really added so much depth and texture to my ocean!!

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and are inspired to create your own little canvas masterpiece!

Stop for topping by!

Until next time...


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    1. I'm so glad you like it, Eileen, because it's being set your way!! 😁😁😁