Friday, 6 October 2017

Reversed Canvas by Anita Sæløen

Hello, Anita here today with my first blog post for MixedUp Magazine. I want to show you step by step how I made this reversed canvas:

I started with a canvas in the size 20 cm x 19,5 cm and reversed it. Then I gessoed it and let it dry. Then I painted the frame with brown acrylic paint.

Meanwhile I printed the printables from MixedUp Merchandise I want to use in this project and began to figure out where I wanted the different pieces.

I painted the frame in brown and turquoise acrylic paint, and let it dry.

I decided to use a design sheet as "wallpaper" in the background. 

Then I started collecting all the pieces and the papers and trying to figure out how I wanted it all.

I had this cardboard thing (as I can not remember what is called) in my stash and decided to emboss this one in turquoise and brown.

I then began to paste the paper around the edge of the frame with soft matt gel. I used it both under and over the printables. I also decided to use a Tim Holtz ruler. 

I fussy cut the little people and glued them down under a film trip as I have painted black. I also glued down some rope, a butterfly, an Tim Holtz embellishment which says "Evidence", and some flowers on the embossed cardboard. I also embossed the butterfly in the same color as the cardboard.
Finaly I fussy cut to of the girls in full sizes and glued them in the front of the frame. I used some pink watercolor to color their cheeks.

Here are some details:

Printables which I have used to this project is:

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you get inspired and want to make something with the MixedUp Magazine printables

Hugs, Anita

1 comment:

  1. It's a superbe piece. I love it. Johanne Lacombe


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