Thursday, May 7, 2020


Hello everyone..

This is a HUGE post, sorry, but there is quite a few photos and thought you might like a step by step in the process of altering a canvas for something to do...this style is not everyones cup of tea, but I had a wonderful time doing it..and it also used up heaps of stash..

Lets go..Before and After..

Cute little canvas, was a DT project a few years ago and then just sat in the cupboard..and now it is not..and no little Dinosaurs were harmed in the altering process..just hidden.

As I started this alteration I had to try and remove those stones and boy oh boy were they stuck on there...

After the first coat of black paint amazingly enough those stones basically fell off..

Then the whole scene was covered in  newpapers..

Added some doilys..

Then into a huge box of stuff, flowers chipboard badges and started layering it all up..

This wonderful box full of stuff came in a blog candy win I had from Lisa Perento..

So I made sure I used plenty of it up, even adding resim frames for more dimension..

I sprinkled Nuvo Shimmer powders on the wet paint and sprayed some water on it, it was alright, but not a lot happened really..

It sort of went a bit dirty looking and soggy..

So I mixed the Shimmer powder with water in a spritz bottle...and spritzed..and now I could see it clear and bright..

So I add Blue Shimmer powder in the water and spritzed..

Then mixed blue and pink and we got...???

As it dries it does tone down a bit and looked even better...more shimmery..

I just  kept spraying, drying, spraying some more..

Then I use my fingers and Nuvo Moose in gold and rubbed the raised embellishments..

Addedm icro beds as well and rubbed more gold on to everything...

The butterfly was a sticker from my stash and worked perfectly colour wise..

A close up of one side...

A close up of the chip board lamp post and the other side....

And there we have it all finished..

I think it is lovely and it now on my hallway wall...

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you made it to the end and enjoyed my altering canvas.


Challenges to enter...

Crafty Creations [anything goes]

Double D Challenges  [ Lavenders lilacs and purples]

Lemon Shortbread  [ Anything Goes]

Paperminutes  [Butterfly]

Use Your Stuff  [Flowers/butterflies or both]

Love To Create Challenge  [anything goes]


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Chrissy and great idea.
Gr Karin

pinky said...

Oh my word that is amazing and to see the process makes it even more amazing Chrissy! Such a difference when you added the shimmer powder! Love the finished piece. Well done and thanks for showing how to do it!!

Janette said...

A fab re-do Chrissy, don't you just love when things turn out well and gets rid of a few things you weren't using all in one go....Happy crafting.xx

Heidi said...

2 sehr schöne Arbeiten!
Vielen Dank, dass du sie bei Paperminutes zeigst.

Liebe Grüße -

Diane said...

Very unique~fun and full of fabulous texture!! Thank you for joining us at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely brilliant transformation Chrissy and love all the splashes of colour/gold and great step by step
Carol x

Barbara said...

I have never tried with type of art, but I do admire it. Your process looks hard and I am glad for the pictures. You ended up with some great texture and lovely lavender. Thanks so much for linking up, with us at Double D Challenge.
Barbara DT

Margreet said...

I enjoyed seeing the process growing, Chrissy. The result is stunning and I understand why it's in your hallway wall.
xxx Margreet

Vicki said...

Fabulous display of MM on canvas! Great that you were able to use up some stash and re-do a canvas. Something I should do too! Love the colors and gold Moose over everything. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Lavender" Challenge.

jimlynn said...

What a transformation! WOW! Love the dino's of course but then also really love the result of the re-do. Fabulous!

Chris said...

It's a work of art Chrissy, bet it looks fabulous hanging on your wall!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Chrissy this turned out so cool!!! I love going through my stash of "whatevers" and coming up with things like this! Brilliantly done and the colors you've achieved over the black paint looks amazing!! I haven't done something like this in quite a while, but I've been doing different things from behind the scenes hopefully coming soon! :) Thanks for sharing your process! I love seeing that!!

Sarah said...

This is a magnificent "redo" Chrissy. I love the rich colours and the beautiful metallic highlights the textured and raised areas perfectly. I have wondered how to do such a canvas and now I know!! xx

Lisa Lynn said...

OMG I was taken back by this and I am sooo glad that you were able to put all those pieces to use. And if you ever have anyone break into your place you can hit them over the head with this and knock them out!!! My gosh you have rocks and harden embellishments this is stunning and protection, lol.

Carol S. said...

Love the result of all your work Chrissy. Wonderful texture and colours. Big hugs and keep safe, Carol S.xxxx

Lorraine said...

Wow, it's lovely to see how you put all this together. The finished result is just stunning, love the colours and all the texture. It must look fantastic hung on your wall
Lorraine x

Darlene said...

WOW! This is fabulous ... what a great REDO! Awesome color & texture! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Lavenders~Lilacs~Purples’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

Pia S said...

What a transformation. Your original design was sweet and beautifully made, but now it’s turned into a groovy, dramatic and grown up design that would look amazing on my shelf in the bedroom.

Terry said...
Wowzers loving your project all the little details and all the colors you worked with. Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours, amazing the whole concept of this..
Congrats on your Hashtag win over at our challenge at Ink Art Designs.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for entering your gorgeous creation mixed media into our challenge of Anything goes at Lemon Shortbread Challenges. Hope to see you next challenge.
[aNNie Designer for Lemon shortbread Challenges

Jane Savage said...

Absolutely fascinating watching this stunning project come together! Wonderful!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx