Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Want to Fly" Altered 4" x 4" Canvas

A friend of mind wanted an altered canvas for her desk at work. She loves butterflies almost as much as I do. One of her favorite cardstocks is from the Winchester Collection (V-835) so I used that to cover the front of both canvas pieces (before attaching them together). I inked the edges of each canvas to tone down the white edge with Versa Magic in "Eggplant." (S-963). I cut some DCWV cardstock into 3.75" x 3.75"and attached them to the insides of the canvas and then attached the canvas pieces together with the hinges. I cut two 3.5" x 3.5" squares out of being cardstock and stamped the images in Versa Magic "Spanish Olive" (S-959).
I created the bottom border on the canvas with the quote on it by using the edges only of the same set used on the opposite canvas. I used Wonder Tape (F-237) to attach the ribbon and cardstock to the canvas. I stamped the butterfly from the "Want to Fly" stamp set (T-3046) in Spanish Olive, attached it to the canvas and added ribbon to continue the line across the entire canvas.
For the front I punched scallop circles using the Mega Scalloped Punch (D-700) and Giga Scalloped Circle Punch (D-701). I stamped "Just Because" (T-2899) in Versa Magic Eggplant), added a large eyelet, ribbon and attached to the front canvas. I added bling to the flower centers and I was done. All supplies are from The Angel Company. It was so much fun making this altered canvas that I am going to make a similar one for own desk at work.


  1. That is so neat! I've been messing with canvases too, so many options out there! Lucky friend you have!

  2. Love the Art Work.
    I guess I have been replaced now that I dont have a desk there anymore. I know who love butterflies. Tell her I say Hello
    Enjoy the ART

  3. Beautiful!I bet she will love it!

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL! I bought some of these canvases a year or two ago and have yet to touch them... how inspiring :)