Painting and Embellishing Canvas–Tag Tuesday

The trend of mixed-media on natural canvas doesn’t show any signs of letting up any time soon.  Canvas fabric provides a neutral, textured base that is easily altered using ink, paint, markers, or whatever strikes your fancy.  I used paint, a stencil, and a stamp to embellish this pre-made natural canvas tag.

painted canvas tag

Here is the canvas tag before I started:

Natural canvas tag
I used  Lumiere paints (Jacquard) in blue and green to paint the base color on the tag and give it a bit of shimmer, and used brown Lumiere with a Balzer Designs stencil (Crafter’s Workshop) to add the hint of chevron pattern to the left side.  The brown turned out to be a little darker than I wanted, so I added a bit more blue and green over it to soften it up a bit.  I added the flowers with a stamp (Scrappy Cat) and orange Lumiere paint to save some time, but they could be freehand painted instead.

Painted metal brad on canvas tag

Sari silk ribbon used as tag tie
I finished the tag with an embossed metal brad painted to coordinate, and some silk sari ribbon smudged with a tiny bit of paint to distress and match the overall feel.  The hemp cord was a last-minute addition to add another natural element to the tag and tie the ribbon in place.

Painting, Stenciling, and Stamping on Canvas

This isn’t my usual style, but I really like the paint-y, layered way it turned out.  The smaller size of a tag is one of the best places to experiment and try new styles, since there isn’t as much space to fill.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to see what new experiments you make this week.

Until next time…

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