Inspirational Quote Canvases Class

This is the class I taught this Saturday at Arnolds' Scrapbooking Store called "Inspirational Quote Canvases".

You'll find photos of each canvas and the instructions on how to re-create the project yourself listed below.  

I had a lovely group of ladies for this class which made it really easy to teach! LOL




Materials:
4 mini canvases (4inch x 4inch)
1 piece patterned paper
half a packet of Kaisercraft Blooms in coconut
1 bunch of orange blooms
12 inches of ric rac
1 gold heart charm (come in pack of 10 for $2)
1 set of angel wings
1 Kaisercraft craftwood picket fence
Embroidery Thread or Floss

Tools:
Scissors
Glue (really strong PVA or Pritt are both good)
Pencil
Tim Holz Distress Ink Walnut
Butterfly Stamp or Butterfly Die Cut

Instructions:
Before you begin working on any canvas in particular you can grunge up your flowers a little more if you’d like, using either a dauber or the sponge piece and a brown ink (I used Tim Holz Distress Ink Walnut Stain). Next take a piece of copy paper and cut it to 4inch x 4 inches then stamp with a “Handmade by” or “Made for you with Love” etc stamp. Adhere the “Made for you with Love” backings to the back of each canvas to give a more “finished” final product. Sign your name on the back if you’re giving them as individual presents.
Next have a look at your patterned paper and decide which part of the paper you would like on each canvas (hold them up to the light to get a good idea). Turn your canvas face down on the back side of the paper and draw around it with your pencil. Cut out these square with scissors. The rougher the better so don’t be too worried about being precise. Stamp your Butterfly to the back of the patterned paper and cut out or use your diecut to cut out a butterfly. When sewing I have found it is easier and more conservative of your “floss or embroidery thread” to sew to the end and then turn around and come back. Thus filling in the blank spaces. It is up to you though which paper you would like with each canvas. I usually attach my canvases to the wall using 3M Velcro tape (available at the supermarket).

Enjoy Creating!

  1. Paint your canvas in a vintage metallic gold acrylic paint.
  2. Take a piece of patterned paper and using a distressing tool or the edge of a pair of scissors distress the edge of the paper.
  3. Ink the edges of the paper using a dauber or the sponge provided in a circular motion. Work the ink right into the roughed up edges.
  4. Slightly roll the edges of the paper all the way around.
  5. Spray with water and crumple the paper in your hand. Allow to dry.
  6. Ensure the paper is completely dry then take your rub on saying and apply it to the page. (place your other items on the page and move your elements around a little to determine the best place for your saying before you begin applying). You will need to cut up the rub on to allow you to get the words to fit the page as I have done.
  7. Adhere the paper to the canvas placing the glue slightly inside the edge of the canvas so that as the paper curls it will allow a little of the gold canvas to be seen.
  8. Using a tiny bit of thread attach your heart charm to the wings.
  9. Arrange your flowers and glue down the flowers and wings. (tuck any stems from the flowers under your wings. You can glue these to the canvas first or to the back of the wings then stick the wings down. (I applied glossy accents to the back of the wings in small spots and adhered the flowers then placed a piece of sticky tape across this to ensure the flowers didn’t move. I then turned that over and adhered the whole wings and flower display to the page).
  10. Put aside for all elements to dry.

  1. Paint your canvas in a vintage metallic gold acrylic paint.
  2. Take a piece of patterned paper and using a distressing tool or the edge of a pair of scissors distress the edge of the paper.
  3. Ink the edges of the paper using a dauber or the sponge provided in a circular motion. Work the ink right into the roughed up edges.
  4. Slightly roll the edges of the paper all the way around.
  5. Spray with water and crumple the paper in your hand. Allow to dry.
  6. Ensure the paper is completely dry then take your rub on saying and apply it to the page. (place your other items on the page and move your elements around a little to determine the best place for your saying before you begin applying)
  7. Adhere the paper to the canvas placing the glue slightly inside the edge of the canvas so that as the paper curls it will allow a little of the gold canvas to be seen.
  8. Adhere your ric rac (white with orange accents) to the left hand side of the page. Fold around the canvas and adhere the left of to the other side of the canvas.
  9. Adhere your flowers using a strong PVA glue or other really strong glue.
  10. Put aside for all elements to dry.

  1. Paint your canvas in a vintage metallic gold acrylic paint.
  2. Take a piece of patterned paper and using a distressing tool or the edge of a pair of scissors distress the edge of the paper.
  3. Ink the edges of the paper using a dauber or the sponge provided in a circular motion. Work the ink right into the roughed up edges a well.
  4. Slightly roll the edges of the paper all the way around.
  5. Spray with water and crumple the paper in your hand. Allow to dry.
  6. Sew the scallop pattern onto the paper (pre pierced paper provided) using the thread provided.
  7. Ensure the paper is completely dry then take your rub on saying and apply it to the page. (place your other items on the page and move your elements around a little to determine the best place for your saying before you begin applying)
  8. Adhere the paper to the canvas placing the glue slightly inside the edge of the canvas so that as the paper curls it will allow a little of the gold canvas to be seen. Once the paper is glued to the canvas you can put a little extra roll in the edges.
  9. Arrange your flowers on your fence and manipulate the stems around the fence posts to get as flat a finish as possible. Then glue down the flowers and picket fence using a strong PVA or other suitable glue. Place glue on the back of each flower and along the fence and hold down till the glue is starting to “grab”.
  10. Put aside for all elements to dry.





  1. Paint your canvas in a vintage metallic gold acrylic paint. (already done for you in the kit).
  2. Take a piece of patterned paper and using a distressing tool or the edge of a pair of scissors distress the edge of the paper.
  3. Ink the edges of the paper using a dauber or the sponge provided in a circular motion. Work the ink right into the roughed up edges.
  4. Slightly roll the edges of the paper all the way around.
  5. Spray with water and crumple the paper in your hand. Allow to dry.
  6. If you wish to sew on this canvas pierce a straight line (already done) along the top of the page and embroider with the thread provided (green).
  7. Ensure the paper is completely dry then take your rub on saying and apply it to the page. (place your other items on the page and move your elements around a little to determine the best place for your saying before you begin applying)
  8. Adhere the paper to the canvas placing the glue slightly inside the edge of the canvas so that as the paper curls it will allow a little of the gold canvas to be seen.
  9. Attach a piece of ric rac (white with orange accents) down the right hand side of the page. Wrap the extra ric rac around to the back of the canvas and adhere.
  10. Arrange your flowers and glue down the flowers. Poke under the ric rac slightly.
  11. Ink the edges of the butterfly.
  12. Attach the butterfly to the top right hand corner (you can have it stamped side up or down. I did stamped side down) Or use a paper punch to create one out of your patterned paper.
  13. Put aside for all elements to dry
Scrapmiser Tips:
Now for the scrapmiser tips: you could use thick chipboard instead of canvases if you can't get them cheap. These were 4inch x 4inch in a pack of 5 for $1.99.  You could save money by making the larger white flowers (Kaisercraft Blooms in Coconut) out of the patterned paper or a co-ordinating paper. Also if you have a cricuit or sizzix diecut of a fence you could use that rather than the Kaisercraft Fence I used.  If you were really wanting to cut your cost you could replace the ric rac with an edge punch used on a co-ordinating piece of paper.

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