Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Canvas Collage: "Share"

Happy Wednesday! I am not sure how the weather is where you are, but it is mighty cold in these parts. Sunny, but cold. I will not complain, though, because at least there is no snow!

A while ago I decided to use up some of my vast and practically untapped stash of pretty scrapbook papers. You know how that goes. You see it them in Michael's. They are 40% off. Practically free. You already have a lot of paper, but they are too pretty to resist. You don't scrap, but you will use them to make cards. You get them home and put them into one of the paper drawers. Along with so many others that you forgot you had. 

Reality: You rarely have the time to make cards. When you do, you have trouble choosing the perfect papers because you have so many different ones. you sometimes find yourself in the same dilemma? 

I decided to try my hand at some 
little collages on chunky canvas.
This one is 5 inches square
and about 1-1/4 inch thick.
Some vintage lace,
bright pink rick rack,
pretty papers...

...and a nice photo,
again  from Ireland Rose Nostalgia on Etsy, 
which you can find here...

I used some coordinating paper on the back,
after painting the sides of the canvas with
acrylic paint.
These thick canvases
stand up by themselves,
so they can be placed on a shelf
mixed with other items...

I am putting this in my Etsy shop.
Still feeling my way around 
as to what people like,
which so far is not much.
Oh, well, I'm having fun going down!


Have you tried making anything different these days?


  1. So sweet, Sue, lovely collage, and love your fabric and lace choices , and such a good thing it can stand on its own.The image is darling !!
    Hug, Dorthe

    1. Thank you Dorthe. It was fun working with a different color palette on this one! Have a great weekend! Hugs back.

  2. Hi Sue,
    I love your vintage mix! of great papers and textiles~ The doily? behind the photo is so wonderful! as is your addition of ric-rac (so perfect for this) The paper looks truly authentic and the photo is delightful~ Thanks for sharing. Karen O

    1. Hi Karen. I have collected so many doilies I really need to start using more. I collect this stuff for art, and then can't bear to cut it up, unless it's already damaged. Whatever are my kids going to do with this junk one day?


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