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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Canvass in progress

I’ve finally made a start on altering one of the canvasses I picked up at Dunelm Mill a couple of weeks ago.  It’s still very much a work in progress as time this week has been limited.  Initially I tore up some tissue paper to edge the frame (the paper came wrapped around a cross stitch kit that I received months ago so a bit of recycling there).  The background paper is from a retired SU paper pack which was torn and distress inks added to the edges.  The only other thing I have done to the canvass is added some Snow – Tex paste using stencils. I think I prefer the smooth paste but had to go with what I had to hand but hoping to pick some of the smooth paste up at my next visit to Scrapbook Magic.
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I was going through my crafting stash on Sunday and came across my Twinkling H2O’s which I think I will use to paint over the stencilled areas to bring a bit of shimmer to the picture. It's been a long time since I've used them and I'm sure they have been feeling very neglected.  I also came across some lovely lace which my mum gave me so I think that will also be added somewhere for more texture.  I am awaiting the arrival of some die cuts which I was very naughty and ordered on Tuesday – they are of fairies so I’m hoping to give this picture an enchanted feel.
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I’ve not managed to get any stitching done this week but hoping to get some time over the weekend to get a few stitches in.  March’s Daffodils chart has arrived so I might make a start on that one as I have all but two of the threads required – so much I want to do and not enough time.

5 comments:

cucki said...

So beautiful x

Kate said...

Linda, I'm in awe of your creativity! :)

Julie said...

You've certainly transformed the canvas into something lovely.

catherine said...

This looks a great start to your canvass project Linda and looking forward to seeing your H20's on it. Hope everything is well with you
x catherine

Lesley said...

Your canvass is intriguing and attractive already. I am really looking forward to your additions,especially the fairies.