…Creating on the Hill…

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them


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…. i thought it would be a good idea to repeat a mini tutorial i did a while ago….how i created this Dream canvas

blank canvas

..choose a canvas or if you have an old canvas this is a great way to cover it up and create something new

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..tear a couple of brown paper bags(or re-cycle brown envelopes/paper) and glue to canvas using matt gel medium


when canvas is completely covered, apply another layer of matt gel over the top and dry before moving to next stage

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..paint over the canvas with your chosen colour, i used acrylic but tester pots would be good too


wooden lettersscrapbook papers

using scrapbook papers/wrapping paper/wallpaper cut out your word…i used wooden letter templates but you could print letters out on the computer and use them as templates or there are plastic letter templates too


glue your letters/word to the canvas using a glue stick and apply a coat of gel medium over the top, i added the word at the bottom but any where would be good..you choose


..i then cut out shapes from scrap papers…flowers,birds,birdhouses….could be hearts,owls,houses etc

i glued these to the canvas with a glue stick and applied a coat of gel medium too

i added brown paint using my finger to the edges of the canvas the letters and the shapes. This will give and aged look.(you can also use an ink pad or watercolour pencils)

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using white paint i painted a paint lid and applied circles


i use a fine ink pen (you can use a fine sharpie) to add doodles and details to the picture


I print quotes or words using my computer then cut round them and add to the canvas..save these into a file on your computer and you can use them when doing other projects

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…to the FUN bit….glue ols jewellery, gems and sparkle to your canvas (for this i use a stronger glue)


and your DREAM becomes a reality…..x




Author: ...creating on the hill....

The Crafts House is a small studio on top of a "hill"..a place to create..a place to breathe..a time just for you.. I'm the luckiest person to spend my days creating the art that i love..meeting like minded creative friends..sharing time in the palette of life..

One thought on “..Dream…

  1. Awww Sandra – how lovely – you do inspire us. I DREAM of being locked in The Crafts House so I could play, paint, stamp, create and imagine for hours (or at least until the biscuits ran out!!!)


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