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Judy Hayes

ART Mini Canvas with 3D Foam Squares

Hello Friends!  Today, I’m sharing an ART Mini Canvas that I created using a verse from Penny Black.  That, along with a tag die,  was my inspiration for this project!  I’ve used 3D Foam Squares Black and  Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix  to add dimension.

ART Mini Canvas with 3D Foam Squares by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Canvas Basics

The base of ART Mini Canvas is a 3 x 4 inch stretched artist canvas. Start with the edges painted with acrylic paint.  When dried, rub ink on the edges and corners but without covering paint completely.  I used colors to coordinate with my background paper.

Embellishing the Surface

The background paper is glued to the canvas with Dual Tip Glue Pen.  The broad tip (shown open in photo) made quick application on the canvas.  I evened out the glue with my finger and applied the paper.

Next I cut two tags, one of red patterned paper for a mat and one of tan patterned paper for the verse. Distress the edges by inking with Black Soot ink.  I stamped the verse with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves ink and clear embossed it.

I used Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix to fasten the verse tag to the red one.

It’s All in the Details

On the back of the red tag, I used 3D Foam Squares Black Mix.

Next, I cut letters from patterned paper to spell “create”.  I used 2 of the small squares from 3D Foam Squares Black Mix on back of each letter and fastened the letters in place.

Secure the fibers to top of the tag by sewing a button through it and the tag.  I also used Adhesive Dots Small  behind the button and fibers to secure it firmly to the tag.  Fasten tag to the canvas and add black dots near the letters with Neon Amplify!

The back of ART Mini Canvas is covered with lightweight cardboard and added an easel piece which was fastened with Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ.

Thanks for visiting!
Judy Hayes

Creative Time:  45 mins/Intermediate Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Adhesive Dots Small
Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix
3D Foam Squares Black Mix
HomeHobby by 3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other Supplies: Spellbinders Swirl Tags; Penny Black “artful” stamp; Imagine Crafts: Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves Ink, Neon Amplify! Black; Distress Inks: Black Soot, Frayed Burlap; Penelope Dee Paper: Summer Breeze Collection, Notable Collection; Dina Wakley Media Paint – Elephant; 3 x 4 Stretched Canvas; Fibers: Seam Binding, Twine, Pearl Cotton, Cotton Yarn; Button, Clear Embossing Powder; Cardboard