Saw an amazing card and idea a few days ago and had to try it out; creating the look of a painted canvas by wrapping cardstock around a piece of cardboard. Just amazing! Since I was in need of a birthday card, I thought it would be a fine time to try out this technique.
I used a retired SU! image, which I thought looked like a mini painting. Used my SU! markers to color the image and once again tried my hand at layering and shading. It's getting a bit easier and the effects are better but it really does seem to take practice. I used watercolor paper for my image and then found a thick piece of cardboard to wrap the paper around. It really does look like a mini canvas in person, just love it! Will use this technique again and again! The image was then mounted on top of four scalloped rectangles that I secured together to create a rectangle large enough for the image.
The background of my card is lightly stamped with a antique cracked and canvas background stamps to give it that nice antique look, which suited the image of the New England type colonial home. I found a piece of already stamped and aged twill that was the perfect size and look for the card. It wasn't long enough to tie in a bow or knot or I secured the ends with a piece of Hodgepodge Hardware by poking the end of the circle through the twill and twisting until it was resting in a visually appealing position. I then simply added the sentiment to a piece of cardstock punched with a SU! word punch. Voila!
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007 GMT Views: 202