Monday, August 27, 2012

Canvas and Graphic Wall Art Idea

Hello Blog Friends, today I am joining Brag Monday with The Graphics Fairy to share another graphic idea project for wall art and also joining Etsy Cottage Style, From the Cottage Craft Room.
Starting with a box style frame less canvas, I hand painted the surface and sides a cottage cream for the background.

Next I picked out a graphic in my stash saved from The Graphics Fairy and Karen's wonderful assortment of free graphics. This one is copied using a sepia tone for the style and look I wanted. I enlarged the photo to work well with my canvas size which is approx. 12" by 16" and 2" thick. For the sides I plan to add vintage lace.

The graphic was printed off on card stock and then glued in place using modpodge only to the backside. For this one, I left the photo side unglazed and not sealed over the paper. I cut the design out using straight edge scissors.

Normally I like to add shading to my creations to give a distressed or worn look using a burlap shade of light brown. I add the shading along the canvas edge and photo edge keeping it light.

To do the shading. I use a paint technique called floating. Here you dip one corner end of a flat brush in a puddle of your paint color, the other corner in the water. Then on your palette work the water and paint together several times to blend. This will form a soft edge. I know it sounds complicated, but it is very easy and with a bit of practice, you will love the effect it can add to many projects and surfaces like even your tag creations.

Once I completed the surface, I added bead designs around the corner edges for a bit of interest. Then I added vintage lace all around the canvas edge and tied at the base to finish.

Easy, fun and fast for instant wall art. The sky is the limit with this idea. And, you can skip the shading if you are unsure of this step. With a fun graphic, glue, trims and canvas, you can create canvas art in any size. Visit The Graphics Fairy to view many great ideas. Thank you Karen for all the wonderful graphics you share with all of us. And also visit Etsy Cottage Style Blog for the list of bloggers sharing From The Cottage Craft Room.
Happy Creating, Celestina Marie


Jan Hermann said...

Celeste, your newest piece of artwork is absolutely beautiful!! You have such wonderful ideas.

Jan ♥

Unknown said...

I like colours in nature but black and white or sepia roses are very unique and I love your craft idea so much.

lilybets said...

I'm totally agree,I love your ideas and style.

Unknown said...

Beautiful my friend, love the colors and the idea, so nice to have you visit, think of you often:) Hugs Marilou xoxo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That is a very fun and fast way for creating interesting art work!
Thank you so much for your sympathy card; it means a lot dear friend!
Hugs to you,

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, I love the soft sepia tone in the flower too.

Dorthe said...

A very adorable painting and picture. I love your colour choise in this piece dear Celestina Marie- and your rose is stunning, in those soft tones. The lovely bling, adds the most elegant touch to your finished piece. So beautiful.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh my goodness...that is gorgeous....and I love those colors!! You always do a fabulous job on everything!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are always up to something,,,Something sooo pretty! Goodness what would we do without Graphics Fairy?


Lynda said...

Very pretty, quite creative!

Unknown said...

This is beautifully done and so creative! :D I love the idea and will try it out for sure! :)


A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celeste,
It turned out really pretty! You have such a knack for creating beautiful things.
Hope you're doing well, friend and safe from storm Issac.
We'll be flying to Houston and going right through some it tomorrow.
Stay well and safe!

romance-of-roses said...

Celestina, you are so talented. This project is amazing, love the beading but it all seems difficult, although you say it's easy. Guess the more we do something the easier it gets. Thank you for sharing this lovely wall art with us. Hugs, Lu

Becs said...

Hi Celeste, what a great tutorial! Love it! I will definitely be back. Your work is amazing! Becs

Unknown said...

Oh, my gosh, Celeste!! This is awesome. You are so fabulous with your ideas.

Have a lovely holiday ~

Matt Kroll said...

So, excuse my lack of art, but how do you get a sepia tone? Also, is the rose laying on another lacy sheet or is that all part of the whole picture? One last question, are the beads made in that design? How do I find that graphic? I looked on her blog, but could not find it.
It truly is beautiful, Celeste, as always!

Kerri said...

Very nice idea! I love working with canvas. I need to pick up some more this weekend. I love coming to your blog to see what you are creating :)

Have a blessed weekend!


Jan Hermann said...

A Winner(s) was announced in my Apron Give-Away!!! ♥

Barb said...

Good morning! What a lovely surprise to find your sweet comment. I thought I would sign in today and there you were!
I have have gotten away from blogging (facebook time now-lol).
You would love Rust and Roses-fabulous shop.

Have a blessed weekend.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

How wonderful of you, to share with us your gorgeous rose Artwork.
This is so beautiful and always great to see what you are creating.
Love all the inspiration from the Graphics Fairy also.

Thanks for visiting me and do hope that you are enjoying the weekend

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I love this project Celeste! Your instructions are wonderful. I've got to try this soon. I love to use the floating paint technique and never really thought to use it for antiquing. What a "DUH" moment!

Love to you dear friend! Edie

BG said...

Gosh it sure has been a while, and you have been very busy creating such wonders Celeste. Love the Samsonite case (have an old canvas one that would look good done this way) and the chair is just gorgeous. I think your Paris themed art is very inspirational, it certainly gives me food for thought (just wish I had a bigger house to add more pieces).

Hope you are well and keeping cool,

Tina said...

what a beautiful work!

Unknown said...

I Liked your work

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..