Category altered canvas

Follow Your Heart

I’m sharing another design team project that I created for The Crafty Scrapper. I had so much creative fun playing with these new Tim Holtz products. This project started out as a plain burlap canvas. I used a Tim Holtz “Floral” Stencil to apply modeling paste to the canvas. Once the paste was dry, I colored it using Distress Markers. Before the ink dried, I used a baby wipe to blend the color. This helped to soften the hue, but also gives a watercolor effect.

Now that my background was done, I could start embellishing. I used one of the new Paper Dolls as the happy couple. I tinted the bride’s roses to match the flowers on the canvas. I also gave her a veil of white tulle.

A Quote Chip, Transparent Tile, Chit Chat sticker, and tinted Bouquet round out the collage.


Read More

Winter Fun

Happy December! Today I’m sharing my most recent project for The Crafty Scrapper: a canvas project I made using Carta Bella’s new “Snow Fun” collection.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Winter Fun5

I started with an 8×8 canvas. I painted a border using Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, then layered a dark blue cardstock under the “Shimmering Snowflakes” patterned paper.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Winter Fun4

I added snow to the bottom using modeling paste and Deco Art’s Snow-Tex. A nice sprinkling of glitter brings it to life. I added some fun embellishments to create a winter scene: Maya Road bottle brush tree (with more snow and glitter), wooden deer, and embossed snowflake.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Winter Fun1

A vintage paper doily is layered under a Tim Holtz Found Relatives photo. I used one of the Carta Bella stickers to create the “Winter” banner.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with wonder and m...

Read More

She Sells Seashells

I had the urge to be creative and had a lot of fun making this beachy canvas. When I started this project, my plan was to do something with vintage dress pattern girls, but the more I layered, I started to see a beach take shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I started with a plain 8×10 canvas and just started applying some paint and layers of tissue paper. That’s when the sun took shape.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

I used a piece of vintage wallpaper that I colored with Distress Inks and Spray to create the waves of the ocean.

Zunky Chic ~ Sea Shells Seashells canvas collage

For the sand, I mixed some acrylic and craft paints with glass bead gel. The little beach-goers and lighthouse are from the Graphic 45 By the Sea collection. I also added some tiny shells and a starfish.

I created the title using my vintage typewriter...

Read More

Curiouser and Curiouser

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my latest project for The Crafty Scrapper design team – a fairy tale inspired canvas.

I started with a 4×6 chunky canvas as the base. When I saw the heart-shaped key in my stash of supplies, my imagination immediately took me to Wonderland. So, I proceeded to decorate the canvas – on every square inch of space!

I copied images from a vintage Alice in Wonderland book and layered them with playing cards and all sorts of embellishments.

Zunky Chic ~ Alice in Wonderland Canvas

On the front, I colored Alice using Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I made a big rosette for the top, and made the center from a Tim Holtz Mirrored Sheet, for my looking glass.

Zunky Chic ~ Alice in Wonderland Canvas
And here is that key – I added it to one of the sides...

Read More

December 9

Day 9 of the Countdown to Christmas! Here is the matchbox I made:

And the matchbox I received from Lauri Crowe. The little angel is adorable!

I made a little Christmas canvas for a friend. Since she’s received it, now I can share it. I started with a 5×5″ canvas that I coverd in vintage sheet music. Then I layered some pretty papers on top, a vintage doily, and a sweet postcard image.
Various trims surround the piece and an antique button tops off the silver and gold flowers.
Read More