Friday, May 13, 2016

Mom Canvas by Katelyn Grosart

Katelyn here, I'm back on the blog today featuring a canvas for my mom. Our Monthly challenge theme this month is anything feminine, so in light of Mother's Day being this month, I decided to create a canvas for my mom as I can't think of a better woman to celebrate who's in my life. Even though Mother's Day was on Sunday, why not celebrate your mom for the whole month of May!  Sit back, relax and read all about how I created my "Mom" canvas.

To start, you will need a 9"x12" canvas, I found mine at the dollar store. Once your canvas is unwrapped, apply Antique Linen Distress Paint 1/4" around the entire top of the canvas as well as completely covering all four sides.  You will only need 1 coat of paint. Set canvas aside to dry.

After the canvas has been painted, its time to move on to the chipboard pieces. The first chipboard piece you will work with is the Leafy Frame.  You will need to cut the two corners apart where there isn't the leafy pieces and then trim off the excess plain chipboard so that all you are left with is the leafy part of the frame. You will need both corners. Once the corners are cut, apply two coats of Antique Linen Distress Paint on them. Set the corners aside to dry.

Now that the Leafy Frame is done, it's time to move on to the Vintage Clock. The vintage clock will get a layer of Celestial Copper Ink from Tsukineko's Delicata line. This ink takes a bit of time to dry, so you can heat it with your heat tool or just set it aside to dry.

Now that the Vintage Clock is done, it's time to work on the Mother Word. For the mother word, you will want to apply a layer of Celestial Copper Delicata over the entire word. Once the entire word is covered with ink, sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder over top of the entire word, tap off excess and emboss with a heat tool.  Because the Delicata is a slow drying ink, the embossing powder is able to stick to it.

The last chipboard piece you need to cover is the key. The key will get a layer of Jet Black Staz On. Set aside to dry.

After the chipboard pieces are all decorated, you'll want to cut pieces of paper from Graphic 45's "Ladies Diary" Deluxe Collectors Edition pack to fit your canvas. The fussy cut images also come from the same set of papers. Before adhering the papers down, edge distress and ink the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. After everything is adhered, add Glossy Accents to the flowers in the bottom left and top right hand corners. 

Southern Ridge Chipboard Pieces Used:
- Keys

Other Supplies Used:
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
- Ranger Ink: Glossy Accents
- Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz: Antique Linen Distress Paint & Ground Espresso Distress Ink
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: Delicata - Celestial Copper & Jet Black Staz On
- Graphic 45 "Ladies Diary" Deluxe Collectors Edition: Delicate Details, A Ladies Diary, Lasting Impressions, Afternoon Tea, La Gazette, Timeless Memoir & Fashion Plates

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Until Next Time!


  1. Great treatment on the chipboard pieces. Lovely canvas

  2. Katelyn, so sorry I'm late to the party--I've had a complicated week at home, but I'm hopefully gong to have some time to catch up this week! What an amazing tribute to your Mom, and I'm sure she hasn't stopped looking at it since she received it! Your Mom is a beautiful woman, and you have given her lovely photo a place of honor among those gorgeous papers and delicate chippies, all so artfully distressed and arranged. Love this! Hugs!

    1. Thanks Sara Emily! I had a ton of fun creating it:)

  3. What a wonderful canvas to celebrate your Mom Katelyn and a great picture of her that you've showcased beautifully with these lovely papers and chipboard embellishments. Thanks for sharing it and belated happy Mother's day to your Mom! Deb xo