19 March 2014


I have been having an "arty blast" creating canvases using the monthly videos from Christy Tomlinsons' "The Art Society".   Check it out.

Almost all of the supplies I have used were already in my stash.  Learning new techniques to use what I already have on hand is great, makes any new art supply purchases quilt free.  hmm  That does sound convincing LOL

Here I painted over a 6x6" canvas that I had never been happy with. (Reuse is good!)  The writing is a stencil from The Crafters' Workshop which I stencilled on using white pen.  Love the "chalkboard" look.  I used Graphic 45's "French Country" for the feathers and rolled flowers.

This one is a 6x12" canvas with the background created using napkins.  I topped that with several layers from a vintage lacy dinner napkin.  I covered this with a sepia toned finish.  The center is a metal piece from my stash mounted on vintage French text.  I used a Martha Stewart mold and Model Magic to make the bird and Distress Inks to colour her.  I think a day creating with different molds and building a stash of these would be fun.

Another 6x6" canvas, this time covered with fabrics.  Vintage ric rac, a sweet doily topped with a molded and stamped heart, the metal bird is from Tim Holtz.  Vintage, homey goodness.  Do you hunt the thrift shops for supplies?  I often find packages of ric rac and seam binding for a few cents.


  1. wow Sandi, they are all gorgeous. Annette x

  2. Hello Sandi, Browsing around the world wide web and found your lovely blog. I noticed you play along at Christy Tomlinson's The Art Society and then I saw your pretty canvas. You did a great job! I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw your Tim holts Fabric quilted canvas for I made a canvas very similar. Well, the fabric squares are similar. I have yet to finish "My Word" and all the embellishing but I am working on it. Your feather canvas is gorgeous and I love the script in the background. Your floral canvas with the doily, blue heart and darling bird is beautiful! I'm looking forward to all of The Art Society ideas. The canvas idea is so fun. Great job and you have inspired me almost as much as Christy!! Lol.
    Hugs, Laura

    1. ahh..thanks for the lovely comments! Do send me your link, I couldn't find you on facebook. Hugs, Sandi

  3. Sandi, After a closer look and reading all your post, my canvas only looks much like your napkin canvas because of the tones and script. At first glance I thought you had used Tim Holts Eclectic Elements fabric. My Bad! But now I am more intrigued. That is made with napkins? Wow, just beautiful. Amazing how 2 products can look so similar and vice versa. Art is a wonderful thing. :) I will send you a Link to my Facebook so you can see what I am talking about, when I finish my canvas, if you like. I don't have a Blog yet. :(

  4. Oh wow more amazing creations - these are just fabulous!


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