Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Stenciled Canvas

Today is the start of the new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  Jenny is our hostess for this one and she is calling it Stencilmania.  Here is how she describes it:

Stencils are such versatile tools - you can add colour through them, add texture and patterns with them, draw with them, emboss with them, print with them and so much more. So for this challenge we want you to get creative with your stencils, adding as many layers as you dare to create a vintage or shabby chic project to share with us all.

I thought it might be fun to make a mixed media canvas this time and here is how it came together.

I started with a round canvas that is 7 3/4" in diameter and was cut by my husband from the heavy chipboard that you find inside the vinyl covers of three ring binders - crafter's recycling at its finest.

Next I gave both sides a good coat of White Gesso (Dina Wakley) and then added some stenciling with Texture Paste (Ranger). I used the Bubble and Burlap stencils (Tim Holtz) and one I call Cracks that my husband made for me.

The canvas was covered with Aloe Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and then using my ratty bristle brush I added some Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley).

I added lots of colour next using Burnt Orange and Roast Chestnut IZink Pigment Inks (Seth Apter) and Umber, Cheddar and Sedona Scribble Sticks(Dina Wakley)

Using a Sizzix Circles Die Set I cut a couple of circles from cracker boxes, coated them with White Gesso on the plain side and then painted the larger one with Umber Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and the smaller one with Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley).

I wanted a bit of interest on the larger circle so I thought maybe I could get a wet or tone on tone pattern look by adding some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz) through the burlap stencil (Tim Holtz). It did look wet but wasn't very visible. I took my heat gun to it to set it and was surprised but happy to see the stenciling turn a lighter colour and pop against the dark brown.

The next step was to colour the butterfly, which is a die cut from the Tattered Butterflies set (Tim Holtz). I used the Burnt Orange and Roast Chestnut IZink Pigment Inks and then coloured the body with Umber Acrylic Paint.

Embellishments were prepared next. A strip of French Design Tape (Tim Holtz) was added to a piece of card stock. Some drywall tape was painted with Sand Acrylic Paint and a Small Talk Sticker (Tim Holtz) was inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

To assemble the canvas, I layered each circle on dimensional foam, and then added the butterfly to the top circle along with some thread. Each embellishment strip was added next and finally I removed the backs from some brads and added them to the drywall tape.

I hope you will join us. The challenge runs until 11:55 pm EDT, Tuesday, August 18th. One randomly chosen winner wilkl receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their 4 top picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paint - Aloe - 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Sand - 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Umber, 1 oz Bottle
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Bubble THS002
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Burlap THS007
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste 3oz Crackle TDA71303
Seth Apter Izink Pigment - Burnt Orange 80640
Seth Apter Izink Pigment - Roast Chestnut 80638
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Walnut Stain
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen TIM19497
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks MDA54733
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks 2
Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Design Tape
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die - Tattered Butterfly by Tim Holtz
Scor Tape Tim Holtz Small Talk Idea-ology Stickers
Making Memories Brads
Gutterman Black Thread
Drywall Tape
Sizzix Circles Framelits Die Set
Handmade Cracks Stencil


  1. I love circles in any project and a circle canvas is just fantastic! Love what you did with the stencils colors and design! Beautiful as always!

  2. Cec your wonderful circular panel showcases such a gorgeous mix of stencilling (how cool to have a bespoke one made for you!) and I love those autumnal colours in the background and on the butterfly xx

  3. Your panel is such a great study in texture and is so pretty with the fall colors in the background and on the butterfly. Love the watercolor effect of the Izink pigments on the butterfly and how you used the burlap stencil on the dark circle; very cool details!

  4. Cec, I love, love, love this!!!!!!!!!!! The textures and colors and that beautiful butterfly. It all makes my heart flutter!!!


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