Saturday, August 12, 2017

Add Great Texture To A Canvas Panel With The Best Glue Ever How To

Hello there. Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog. 

Michelle here with you today to share with you a how to on adding texture & a pop of shine to create a fabulous background for your next altered canvas project, using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever & Transfer Foils.

To begin, I chose a 5x7 pre-gessoed canvas panel as my background base and adding a 2x2 mini canvas & a 2x4 mini canvas panel, for the centerpieces for this project.

I used a gel medium on all three canvas's, to adhere tissue paper to the largest panel and  to add sheet music and text patterned tissue on the mini canvas's as a collage. While adding the tissue paper on the 5x7 panel, I "crinkled" it as I was applying it to the surface.

Using my hole punch tool, I pre-punched holes in the 2x4 mini panel before adding paper & tissue,  to later add copper metallic brads. I also used some texture paste along with a stencil, to add further texture to the 5x7 canvas.

Once the gel medium had set, I used a variety of metallic/pearl powders randomly over the main panel, in shades of pearl and jade, activating each with water to create splotches and drips.

Now for the really good stuff, the Best Glue Ever & Transfer Foils, working together to add some pop to the design. I applied the Best Glue Ever in random area's, including the stenciled surfaces, and lightly spread it, and let it set bout 10 minutes, to a good tack before adding the Transfer Foils.

I chose the black & copper Transfer Foils for this project, cutting small pieces from the each sheet, and placing them on the BGE areas, using a popsicle stick to apply like applying a rub-on transfer. I also used this same technique to add some of the copper Transfer Foil to the mini canvas's as well. 

I added Scrabble tiles spelling the word "FLY" to the mini canvas pane. To the Square mini canvas, l added shimmer ink sprayed chipboard vine designs and a "Frozen Charlotte" & wing embellishments to the square mini panel using the Best Glue Ever to adhere it all into place. Lastly, I used the Best Glue Ever, to add the mini's to the 5x7 base panel.

This glue is AMAZING! So versatile, and with no pungent odor, like other glues have. And the entire project, took very little time to make, as the Best Glue Ever sets very easily,  permanently sets in a good amount of time. The Transfer Foils come in an array of solid colors & patterns, for plenty of versatility too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy this project. 

While here at the ScraPerfect blog, check out more projects by the talented ScraPerfect design team, and be sure to visit the ScraPerfect online store for the Best Glue Ever and so much more.

Until next time...Be Crafty Fabulous!

Michelle Wells


Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

Gorgeous! Love how the transfer foils just add a perfect touch!

Katie Lamb said...

Fabulous project