Monday, December 30, 2013

Aspen Canvas Frame

Good Monday Morning everyone!

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I was so disappointed to have missed out on completing my Aspen Blog Hop project because I became ill this past week. It certainly taught me a lesson about waiting until the last minute when beginning my project. I decided that I would share it with you today.


Here are the steps I took in making my project.

Step 1. Begin with an 8x10" blank canvas flipped to the back side.
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Step 2. Create a frame using the wood veneer paper. Cut the paper at a 45 degree angle using the Club Scrap acrylic ruler creating perfect mitered corners.
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Step 3. Attach these pieces to the back side of the canvas using ATG adhesive or Bookbinding Glue. Cut strips of the wood veneer paper to cover the inside edges of the wood frame of the canvas. This gives your piece a finished clean look.
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Step 4. Wrap a piece of the large grosgrain ribbon around the frame and attach with your choice of adhesive. Attach leaves and quote using hot glue.
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Step 5. Complete the project with a favorite photo matted with Aspen cardstocks.
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Thanks so much for letting me share my project with you today. Have a fantastic week!










Julie

23 comments:

  1. Julie that is just drop dead gorgeous.

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  2. I love it! I never would have thought of using the back side of a canvas. How creative!

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  3. Fantastic use of the supplies, Julie! I love how the canvas frame automatically creates the dimension, and the wood veneer gives it so much texture. Yay!

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  4. That wood veneer is one of my favorite goodies this year. Love the look you created with this project Julie - very beautiful!

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  5. Very nice project Julie. I love the look of the wood veneer.
    Does anyone know if it can be stained?

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    1. Hi Arlene, yes it can be. I have done it before using Distress inks but I bet you can try it using CS hybrid inks too!

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    2. Thank you Julie. I think I'll give it a try.

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  6. Great idea, Julie! I never would have thought of using a canvas inside out either. Glad you're feeling better!

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  7. Another terrific and creative project from Julie!!!

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  8. Very cute idea! Glad you are feeling better!

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  9. First off, I'm glad you are feeling better Julie! Second... you are simply incredible when it comes to creativity!! You do beautiful, quality work. I loved seeing this project.

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  10. Lovely project, I enjoy using the "wrong"side of a canvas frame for projects too!

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  11. Awesome project. Glad you're feeling better.

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  12. Great frame and ways to use our cool Aspen stuff that looks so great together!!! Glad you are feeling better!

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  13. That is absolutely beautiful, Julie!

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  14. Beautiful, Julie! I never thought to use the back of a canvas for dimension. Great tip!

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  15. Great project...I love your "backward" thinking with the canvas...so cool!! I have a lot of favorite pictures to put in the middle of a canvas. The use of the veneer was so smart.

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  16. Beautiful creation, by a beautifully talented person,who I am glad to hear is
    feeling much better.

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  17. I'm pretty late in "hopping" so your project wasn't late at all ;) Love that wood veneer paper, I thought it was interesting when I ordered some extra it was totally a different color than the first 2 sheets I got, pretty cool.

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