Monday, September 28, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me and Jade...


So today is my birthday - I share it with my good friend Jade - she lives in Australia.

We are both crafty and always make each other fun things - she made me this one year.

I thought it would be fun to make her a little set of mini canvases. I am really pleased with the end result. Cheiron's tutorial inspired me.

I thought that this little project worked perfectly as my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week - No designer papers..

Not a paper in site..

Here are my steps -

1 - Get your supplies together

I found the little paint pots handy for mixing paint to create a 3rd shade of blue and taping the canvases together was very helpful.

2 - Paint your canvases

I used 3 shades of blue and chose to paint them in a random way - no reason, just because I could.

3 - Now for the fun bit, stamp (my stamp is by Unity) on tissue paper and adhere to your canvas

I use Liquitex medium matte gel for this job - it is the bomb! (tip: clean your brush with a wet cloth as soon as you are finished, then let the brush sit in water until you are done and the brush will be as good as new..)

4 - Now decorate your canvases..

I used a mix of stamps, stencils, stickers, texture paste, glitter spray, distress inks and distress paints.

Oh and to be sure that there would be no smudging, I sprayed them with fixative - I just use a Blick own brand one.

Aren't they fun..can't wait to hear what Jade thinks.

I am not doing anything too heavy today for my bday, I have the day off, so might shop or play at my desk or just sleep off my jet lag..din dins tonight somewhere fun with Hubby.



  1. Happy Happy Happy Birthday, Claire! Wishing you all the best today and everyday. Enjoy every moment of your special day and always eat seconds of the cake! Hugs, Crystal

  2. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Claire!
    Happy Birthday to you!!
    I sang it in tune…. honest!! Lol
    Wow! I love your mini canvases… they are mega cute and so beautiful… love the colour combo!
    Thanks for sharing how you made them… I'm gonna bookmark this as I love how you've transferred the text with the tissue paper… looks awesome! what a great tip.
    Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  3. I love these canvas pieces, these are great. I love seeing your process, the multi media effect is awesome and I love the color scheme xx

  4. Thank you everyone for the lovely birthday wishes and sweet comments about the Canvases. They were such fun to make and easy too.

  5. Such a clever idea and hope it was as happy as could be!

  6. Gorgeous canvas project. Love it. Belated Birthday Wishes, Claire! Thanks for playing along SImon Says Stamp No Designer Paper Challenge :)

  7. Argh... I have only just seen this! The parcel arrived during the week and I've only just had a moment to properly go through everything. It's gorgeous. I love it, and the boys have each chosen a canvas so guess I will have to share :) Thank you. And happy belated birthday. Where does the time go :(

    We love receiving your cards. Jackson recently when through all of his cards from past birthdays and he can instantly pick out all the ones from "mums friend who lives in New York" So fancy. Toby has put in a request for a letter from spiderman if you ever see him (because he lives in NY too you know). His birthday is in January :).

    Love you lots.


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