I've got a new canvas project to show you and it all started with these darling painted pins:
I wish I had thought of painting pins like this! They came to me from the talented June Marie and as soon as I saw these sweet girls I was inspired to create a project around them:
I started with this canvas picture I got at a thrift store for 80 cents. I'm telling you: go to thrift stores and raid their picture sections! It's a great way to stock up on canvases and the like to alter later. :D
I then covered it in Gesso:
And Mod Podged a sheet of scrapbook paper on top. I picked this pattern because I thought it complimented the pins nicely:
As soon as I saw June Marie's pins, I thought of this piece of stationary that I've been holding on to for what seems like forever. (It came from one of Gauche Alchemy's ACME Kits.) My thought was to adhere it to the background using beeswax.
Unfortunately, it didn't get as transparent as I wanted it to be so I just peeled it up and cut it, leaving the kitschy top part on my canvas. I added some embellishments and ta da! A cutesy-poo child canvas, spotlighting these adorable pins from June Marie.
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