I'm continuing my love affair with Linnie Blooms canvas shapes, and this time I am playing with a "long canvas blank". It is a layer of cotton batting between a blank cotton canvas and a printed cotton layer on the back, size 12"x5".
Just like the other smaller Linnie Blooms shapes that I've played with before, I love the way this texture absorbs any medium I throw at it. Today---acrylic paint! I used some Scotch blue painters tape and created a chevron pattern. I did not measure---just laid down the tape in what looked like straight chevrons to my eyes. I like the way it looked when I aligned them off center. Make sure you push down hard to adhere the tape to the blank so that you don't get any seepage.
I spread the acrylic paint directly on the canvas with a foam brush using a light gray and canary yellow. As you can see, there is no need to be neat about it!
To create the jar, I traced a clip art jar shape onto some velum paper and cut it out. I inked the edges and then highlighted the thread and reflection lines with some Rock Candy Stickles. I attached the jar to the canvas by sewing on a few stitches (can't have any adhesive showing)! It's difficult to see in the photo but there are wire stems wrapped with twine that I hot glued to the back of the felt flowers--they run down into the jar so the flowers don't look like they are just free-floating.
Yes, those are Linnie Blooms leaf shapes in between my felt flowers (a Sizzix die). I swiped some Distress Stain on those leaves to add a splash of color. Then, I plucked some random buttons from my stash and slid a few seed beads onto the threads as I attached the felt flowers to the canvas.
Lastly, I printed the sentiment on some cute pink/khaki gingham paper. I dried the ink with a heat gun to make sure it was really dry before painting a layer of Modge Podge over it to add some texture.
I loved this project SO much, that I've decided that this was the first in a series of seasonal blanks. Coming soon---fall! I better hurry, it's already September!