Saturday 30 November 2013


I loved Jo's first project of the week and was inspired to make a canvass myself. The size canvassed I used was 14x 10 which is larger than Jo's but I wanted to hang it in my dining room so needed something bigger. 

I painted the canvass with vintage lace and and squid ink ( I so love these two colours) they are fresco acrylic paints and can be found here

I then added grunge paste around the edge and stamped into it with Darcy Uk stamps I used the cogs and one of her hearts. Once it was dry I used treasure gold in royal amethyst lightly over the areas that had been stamped. The photo below does not show the detail but later you can see it more clearly.

I stamped around the edge of the canvass to add a little detail.

While this was all drying I gathered some embellishments to add to the canvas. I pinted them in vintage lace .

I used the Squid ink on one heart and vintage lace on two. I used distress ink in milled lavendar on my lace.

I used a cardboard block and painted it in squid ink. I let this dry and then added crackle glaze over the fron and once that was dry went over the top with vintage lace.

I then stamped on the dark heart with vintage lace using Darcy uk heart text stamp which fitted wonderfully over my wooden hearts. I reversed this with the heart changing the colours.

I then assembled the block using some raffia string and one of the embellishments.

Back to the canvass. I add some corrugated card which I had torn and painted to the canvass and then the block using my glue gun.

I finished assembling the canvass 

The finished canvas

And here it is hanging on my kitchen 

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Thank you for looking please leave your comments. 



  1. Stunning canvas Deborah, so delicate & elegant.
    Hope to see the canvas in situ 2mrow :-) xxx

  2. oooooooooo how awesome that the stamp fitted so well!!! wow, looks awesome, like they were meant for each other lol

  3. very pretty - love the colours you've used. going to have to try the stamping into GP...xxxx

    1. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and leave a comment x

  4. This is just gorgeous! It is really pretty and you have made your own very special take on Jo's inspiration: I love it! Can I be a follower? Julie Ann xx

    1. Hi Julie Ann thank you for your kind comment. I would love you to follow me x

  5. Really great texture and colours and the painted embellishments really add to the victorian shabby look. Love it. Jo xx

  6. it looks amazing, and what a posh kitchen you must have!!

  7. Fabulous Deborah. All the elements work together beautifully, and in your colours too! X

  8. Beautiful piece of wall art!. Great idea to use corrugated card for added texture.

  9. Last two pictures look better, now you can see how much yummy texture there is.

    Looks beautiful on your kitchen wall:-) xxx

  10. Thank you lovely really enjoyed putting it all together great fun xxx

  11. A really beautiful piece of artwork Deborah with a very delicate colour palette. it looks amazing on your wall.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  12. So much beauty on this wall art! I love this! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  13. Thank you Terry for taking the time to leave a comment x

  14. I love it, it is amazing. My favorite colours - would love to do something simlar for my Kitchen x

  15. lovely choice and thank you for showing us your 2013 best of!
    Happy New Year to you xx


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