Let Your Life Bloom Canvas
Designed by Steph Ackerman
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a flowering canvas. This 6" x 6" canvas was fun to make and Makin's Clay® allowed me to create leaves and the perfect flower focal point which is really pretty, as well as lightweight and flexible.
Makin's Clay® - Red, White, Green
Makin's® Push Mold - Florals
Makin's® Ultimate Clay Machine™
Makin's® Clay Mixing Ruler
Makin's® Cutting Mat
Gina K Stamps
Spellbinders™, Sizzix® Dies
Die cutting machine of choice
The Crafter's Workshop Stencils
6 x 6" Canvas
I used the Clay Mixing Ruler™ to measure out red and white clay. Then I mixed the two colors together to create pink clay.
Next, I used the Ultimate Clay Machine™ to roll out the clay into a thin sheet (to setting #5, beginning with setting #1 and moving up one setting at a time).
I placed the clay sheet between wax paper and then die cut the flowers. I find that using wax paper ensures that the clay cuts cleanly and does not stick to the die. (Great tip Steph! We normally recommend you let your clay sheet dry 24 hours before die cutting to ensure the clay does not stick in your dies - but this is a great option for die cutting sheets of clay if you want be able to shape them after cutting!)
I formed the flower by placing the layers over jars over night. Then I put the layers together with a brad. The layers are quite flexible and can be molded to create a perfect flower.
Roll green Makin's Clay® to setting #5, beginning with setting #1 and moving up one setting at a time. Place between wax paper and die cut leaf sprays.
I prepared the canvas background with stencils and embossing paste, stamped words around the canvas and added assorted colors with spray inks. Once the canvas dried, the flower was added to one corner and die cut leaf sprays were added to encircle the flower.
Using the Florals Push Mold, several green leaves were created then added to the canvas overlapping the die cut leaf sprays/
Finally, I inked around the canvas to add some additional dimension.
Thanks for stopping by today.