Altered grater – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! It is no secret that I like to go junking and collect all kinds of bits and parts to use on various mixed media decor pieces. Recently I came across some old kitchen cutlery and tools and the minute I saw the grater I knew I wanted to alter it to a wall decor piece of some kind. This was my starting point – a rusty, old grater (here already covered with a layer of gesso):

and here is what it looks like after several layers of Tattered Angels sprays and various media. The finished piece:

If you are interested on taking a better look at the STEP-BY-STEP on how this grater came together, hop over to the CANVAS CORP BLOG and read THIS POST  for all details! A full material list is also included there.

I had great fun creating this piece – I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Now all I need to do is to frame it and then it can decorate someone´s kitchen area!

Happy crafting lovelies,
xxx, Sanna

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – SuedeAquamarineMarigoldCrumpetGraphiteIt’s Orange
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Soft Peach
Tattered Angels Baseboard – Gravel
Tattered Angels Chalkboard – FireflyPolka Dot Pink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Java
Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Grow
7gypsies – Dome Studs
7gypsies – Cutlery Antique Silver
Canvas Corp – Farmhouse Kitchen Stripe on Ivory
Twine, Red Yarn
Old latin book sheets
Eco dyed canvas fabric
Wooden stars
Glossy Accents
Cigar labels
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Gel Medium, Gesso
Heat gun, Scissors, Old grater
Paint brush, Palette knife, Sewing needle

Spring Wreath Redo – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies, today I´d like to share a DIY wreath redo project with you. I altered/rewamped an old wreath I had at home. Sunshine and weather had faded all the colors during the years and it just looked really boring. What better way to give it a new, happy life than to use some cool Canvas Corp products!!!

If you haven’t tried the Canvas Corp line of Burlap & Canvas Flowers, you definitely should!!! These make the perfect accessory for many craft, home decor and fashion projects. They are available in a wide range of colors, are hand-cut and hand sewn and no two are exactly alike.  You can mix and match them in a wide variety of colors or alter them with Tattered Angels Mists and Paints. You can also add some 7 gypsies findings, rhinestones or glitter for more interest. Here is what I did with the wreath:

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This wreath used to have some blue hues to it, however the sun bleached them out, so it urgently needed some altering. What better way to add some color, than to use burlap flowers and Glimmer Mist on the wreath. It looks like a brand new wreath now!!!

 Materials I Used:

  • Canvas Corp; Green, Teal and Yellow Burlap Flowers
  • Tattered Angels; Verdigris and Kiwi Glimmer Mist
  • Bakers twine – grey, blue and yellow (by Whisker Graphics and Doodlebug)
  • Yellow buttons (from my own stash)
  • Silk flowers – you can mist them to coordinate with the burlap flowers
  • Tools used: heat gun, glue gun, scissors, paint brush, cup or plate (optional)http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/sanna-wreath-supplies-2.jpg

Step 1:  Start with a new or old plain, nautral wreath. Shake your mists and pour them into a small cup or non-absorbant plate or simply dip the paintbrush into an open bottle to gather the color with the brush. Then paint the color onto the areas of the wreath you desire.  You can also mist the entire wreath with one or more colors if a bright, vibrant look is what you are going for.  The mist and glimmer will show up on the wreath and shine in the light.  You are in essence staining the natural material, so like other items depending on the sun it will fade a bit during time, so if it will be exposed to sun, you can add a top coat or leave it natural and let it fade in the beauty of the sun. You can always redo the misting treatment if needed. Really easy!

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Step 2:  Using a glue gun, adhere the burlap flowers and some twine and yellow buttons onto the wreath. Decorate with additional teal/green/yellow flowers and slip in silk flowers that you might have in the right colors or you can mist lighter color silk flowers to match. Adhere everything with a glue gun for a strong hold.

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Step 3:  Let dry.  If your wreath does not have a good hanger on the back, you can use wire or cord to make a hanger and you are ready to go.

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For additional interst, wrap the Bakers Twine under the buttons for a cute little detail and glue into place.  You can leave the rustic pieces of the burlap free or you can trim them up a bit, that is up to you.

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You can cluster as many flowers as you like, but an uneven number pleases the eye more – I only wanted to use 3 flowers on this particular wreath. But the amount is totally up to you, of course.

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Now the wreath is ready to be hung on it´s place. This is how mine looks on our front door. I have another one for winter and I change them depending on the season. You could also update this one later to match the season, or make another one for the next season.
I hope you have enjoyed this little redo idea and get inspired to make your own!!!
Have fun creating!!!
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 5

Hello there! Today I´m sharing the fifth altered Christmas tree bauble with you:

Sanna LippertAs with the previous ones, I started by adding a layer of white gesso with a paint brush over the decoupage bauble surface.

Sanna LippertNext I used a paper glue and adhered yellow twine (by Whisker Graphics) and a piece of light blue lace ribbon over the bauble surface. I stopped around the middle and left the bottom part free of any decoration.

Sanna LippertNext I place the bauble into a cardboard box and misted it with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tone Marmalade. I added several layers of misting and always let one layer dry properly before adding another one.

Sanna LippertAfter the Glimmer Mist was dry, I added some Stickles glitter glue over the area that used to be the light blue lace/ribbon. After that I adhered some half pearls around the middle for additional detail and the ornament was done.

Now there is only one more left – make sure to come back in two days time to take a look :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Happy everything – more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hi there! I´m up with another Mixed Media April Card Challenge inspiration card today. This one is again totally different to the previous one. That being bold in orange and red, this one is totally sweet and light in color. Oh, the theme this month is flowers and baskets, by the way.

and this is the card I was talking about:

I´ve used a light yellow vellum piece on the background and heat embossed flowers onto it with white, light blue and light pink embossing powders. After that I just wrapped some twine around the vellum and adhered that piece to the card base. Next I´ve stamped a sentiment and created banners out of the words. In the middle there is a huge Prima flower as a decorational element. That´s it! Oh, not quite! I almost forgot that I also added some shabby white embossing enamel (Fran-táge) here and there on the background too. But that´s all :).

I´m hoping you will find some time to play along with us this month – it´s flowers, so why not make a lovely Mother´s day card for example? :). Hope to see you at MMCC!!!

xxx, Sanna