Life in picture – Reverse canvas by Christine David

Life in picture - Reverse canvas by Christine David

Hi everyone!
Today I’m with you to show you my first creation of June. I wanted to do something different so I did a reverse canvas. For this creation I used the Vintage Artistry Essentials collection, I love this soft and slightly vintage collection.

Life in picture - Reverse canvas by Christine David

I will explain to you a little how I did it. I took a small wooden canvas that I turned, I used the back of the canvas. I put a layer of white gesso all over then I put a layer of dark gray chalk paste that I let dry, I applied some resist wax with my finger in a certain place then I applied a layer of light chalk paste on top. When it’s dry I rub with a rag and it removes the paint where there is wax, which gives the old effect.

Life in picture - Reverse canvas by Christine David

I cut a piece of paper from the 6×8 pad from the Vintage Artistry Essentials collection and glued it to the bottom of my canvas. With a stencil and the same chalk paste I used for the frame, I made a writing pattern on the background paper. I added color with a few shades of Liquid Acrylic diluted with water. I added fake stitching with the black rub-ons.

Life in picture - Reverse canvas by Christine David

The characters are paper dolls by Tim Holtz. I made a small bouquet of flowers with the new beautiful flowers, foliage, and a butterfly from the laser cuts sheet, I added some black thread, torn lace, and dried moss.

Life in picture - Reverse canvas by Christine David

I finished with a title that also comes from the Vintage Artistry Essentials laser-cut sheet. A small project that is very simple and easy to achieve.

Life in picture - Reverse canvas by Christine David

49 and Market products:


Vintage Artistry Essentials
Shadowy

Vintage Artistry Essentials
Bonus Laser Cut

Roughly Sewn in Black
Rub-Ons
Lacey Trim - Cream
Lacey trim
Cream

Royal Posies
Olive

Royal Spray
Olive

Majestic Bouquet
Marble
 

Thanks for your visit!
See you soon.

Christine