Friday, 15 May 2015

A Vintage Canvas

My Great-Grandma Edna was a grand lady. Full of life and a hearty laugh that would
 bring a smile to anyone's face. I give her full credit for passing on the 
scrapbook gene to me.
My great-gram with her husband Septimus & holding my grandfather - circa 1925
I recently inherited her scrapbooks (dating from the 1920's - 1970's), her mother's scrapbook (dating back to the 1870's) and my great-grandfathers scrapbook (dating from 1910-1920's) 
It has been quite a journey going through these old family photos & it has also been quite inspiring.

I recenyl started a series of canvases that will displayed in my home using copies of some of my favorites. This is one of them.....

This is a photo of my Grandpa & Grandma Shuttleworth on their wedding day in 1946. After editing the photo I printed it out on white tissue paper. I then used matte medium to adher it to an 8x10 canvas. I applied a light coat of gesso arounf the edges before starting to layer my paint. My next step was to stamp various images across the canvas. 
After adding some torn paper pieces to the canvas I started adding my 3D elements. The Foral Medley Frame from Blue Fern Studios was perfect and I couldnt wait to use my new Fossilized Amber Distress Stain on it. I finshed the frame off with a coat of Distress Clear Rock Candy paint for a little more added texture. Check out those Tiny Tattered Florals! It's my new favorite die!
I sat down earlier in the week & made a whole mason jar full of these tiny flowers! The quilling tool that comes with the dies really makes these flowers easy to assemble. 
Check out this demo video by Tim from CHA 2015.....

Finally here is my completed canvas.....
.....all ready to display with my other family canvases.
Check out A Vintage Journey Challenge Blog
for a lot of Tim-Inspired Shabby & Vintage goodness!

Thank for visiting my blog today! I really appreciate all your comments.

~~ stay crafty ~~

Challenge Entry....
A Vintage Journey

Submitted for:

Emerald Creek Dares - Fall 2015 DT Call


  1. Wow, such a stunning canvas! And how wonderful to have received these scrapbooks from your family, - amazing! Love how you used this wonderful photo here and your flowers look lovely too! Thanks so much for adding it to our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  2. Oh my goodness what a great way to display those precious memories!!! I absolutely adore this Julia. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x


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