Saturday, 23 January 2016

Vintage Reverse Canvas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all doing today?  
Housework to do first before getting into my craft room, fancy a bit of parchment crafting for a couple of hours before getting ready for my cousin Paul and his wife Gill coming for a meal.

What do you have planned?

Here is the reverse canvas I created when Kath came on Thursday for our play day. Visit Kath's blog to see her interpretation, she show the theme of reverse canvas and spring.

I first gave the inside of the canvas a coat of white Gesso, I then went over the frame with modelling paste to cover the staples and also a think layer on the inside.  Once dry I stencilled around the outside with a number of different stencils, wall, heart, harlequin and postcard with modelling paste.  Painted it with Pebeo Ash brown then dry brushed dark brown over this to highlight the stencilling.

For the inside I cut out a piece of cardboard, removed some of the top layer to add texture, painted a coat of Gesso, using modelling paste and these stencils  bird cages harlequin and words added more texture.  Once dry gave it a coat of Pebeo antique white paint, I then dry brushed brown and gold to highlight the stencilling.
The frame was grey and white, I painted a coat of Gesso, then antique white. Once dry painted over with brown using a baby wipe wiped some of the brown off, once this was completely dry I dry brushed gold iridescent paint to highlight. The image is from Tim Holtz ephemera collection.

To finish off I placed the insert inside the canvas with Glue gel.
Painted the flourish and door hinge with Gesso and Pebeo paint, then dry brushed with gold paint.
The large flower and metal leaves are from my stash. The other flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The birds have been painted and dry brushed with gold to highlight them (unfortunately the photograph doesn't show this very well. I also painted the birdcage too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
We Love Vintage #61 - Anything Vintage
Crafty Girls Creations #12 - Always Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create #2 - AG Mixed Media
Inspiration Destination #69 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


  1. Fab reverse canvas, great tutorial, Px

  2. wow, it,s such a beautiful project with great textures and colors.
    thanks for join us at WLVC.
    greetings from Anneke

  3. Fab, love all the texture.x Sam.

  4. This looks amazing. Love all the textures.

  5. That whole process is so time consuming, Linda, but your end result is marvelous! Superb texture and great antiquing. Love the image you chose.

  6. Oh wow this is amazing Linda. Great work x

  7. You always amaze me with your creations Linda! Gorgeous and looks like so much work - but is beautiful.
    I'm slowing trying to ease back into blogging and know I've missed so many of your cards.

  8. This is gorgeous love the image and a fab

  9. Wow this is stunning Linda, read your process and don't know how you have the patience You are one talented lady.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  10. Stunning canvas Linda. Such beautiful detail.

  11. this is absolutely fabulous - love it to pieces! The colours re perfect and the found relative looks amazing! Hugs Rachel x

  12. This is stunning canvas Linda, worth all your time, love the details and colours.
    Pam x

  13. Hi Linda this is stunning. Hugs Jackie

  14. This is just wonderful such brilliant textures you are so clever a fantastic project love and hugs Carole x

  15. Great project Linda...nice textures and a lovely vintage look.
    Greetings from Plony (WLVC)

  16. Wow Linda I love this, it is so classy I love all the texture
    Kevin xx

  17. What a fabulous result Linda. I would never have thought of turning a canvas over. The textures and stencils are wonderful and I love the rich browns with the gold. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hugs xxx

  18. Great reverse canvas, love all the texture, nice to know you manageed to find time to craft with Kath. Hugs Jennifer x

  19. WOOOOW
    This is so stunning, there is no other woords to say beside great, wonderfull.... Love it!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  20. Hi Linda, Your finishes and attention to detail are wonderful on this lovely canvas.Thank you for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this January.

  21. A stunning vintage creation Linda.

  22. This is fab Linda! Great idea!
    Dawn xx

  23. How gorgeous Linda, full of rich colour and wonderful texture...I just love it...
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Challenge xx


Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx