Hello, and welcome back to Featured Product Friday! Today’s featured product is brought to you by…the letter C…for Claudine Hellmuth and her fabulous Sticky-Back Canvas! You don’t have to be a fine artist to work with canvas. Claudine’s Sticky-Back canvas is perfect for a plethora of artistic ventures and works well with a multitude of mediums. No matter what art form or medium you prefer Sticky-Back Canvas is sure to find a place on your list of “Must Have” products.
Sticky-Back Canvas comes in three sizes 8.5″x 11″(letter), 12″ x 12″ (scrapbook) and ATC sizes. The Claudine Hellmuth Studio line from Ranger Ink also has a variety of brushes, paints, mediums, stencils and stamps in addition to Sticky-back canvas. There are so many ways to incorporate Sticky-Back Canvas into your art. It doesn’t matter whether you are a card maker, home maker, mixed-media/ altered artist, or jewelry creator…heck even if you think you don’t have a creative bone in your body you CAN work with Sticky-back canvas.
I learned so much about Sticky-Back canvas this past week. Don’t worry, I’ve done all the leg work for you and have helpful videos, project inspiration and an original Plucking Daisies tutorial to share.
Jenny from Craft Test Dummies has a great review of Sticky Back Canvas where she shows examples of a variety of inks and mediums on primed and un-primed Sticky-Back. You can check out her review HERE. It’s really helpful to see how different inks, paints and markers react with Sticky-Back.
Here are some of my favorite videos on Sticky-Back Canvas techniques. For more videos and Sticky-Back inspiration check out my Studio Sticky-Back Canvas Pinboard
Claudine Hellmuth Faux Batik Technique with Sticky-Back Canvas
Claudine Hellmuth Sticky-Back Canvas and Adirondack Embossing Powders
Claudine Hellmuth Sticky-Back Canvas Transfer Technique
Emboss Resist on Sticky Back Canvas
I was totally inspired by the creative projects I found while researching Sticky-back canvas. My Emboss Resist project was born from all that inspiration so be sure to check out the link list below for tons of crazy-amazing creative projects! (Inspiration is EVERYWHERE…pass it on!)
- Sticky Back Canvas
- Favorite Stamps
- White Pigment Ink (I use Colorbox)
- White Embossing Powder
- Distress Ink
- Idea-ology Chit-Chat Stickers
- Clear Sealer (I used Mod Podge Antique Matte)
STEP 1: Stamp images on Sticky-Back canvas and emboss with white embossing powder.
*TIP* Make sure your stamps are clean…ahem…F “i” “y”
STEP 2: Add stitching details a shade or two darker than your canvas. I don’t sew but this stitch stamp from Stampers Anonymous helps me fake it
STEP 3: Create an ombre effect by swirling on Distress Ink toward the middle of your canvas. Go over the first color with a darker shade about halfway. *I used Tumbled Glass + Salty Ocean and Peeled Paint + Mowed Lawn.
STEP 4: Mist with Water to Blend and dry with heat tool.
*TIP* Place rocks or weights on corners to prevent curling.
STEP 6: Embellish with Idea-ology Chit-Chat stickers and Gelly Roll Pens.
How can you look at that winged bike stamp and not burst out with Queen’s “Bicycle”? Is it stuck in your head now too? Your Welcome! “Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle….”
” I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it where I like!”
STEP 7: Seal your sticky-back canvas with clear sealer. I used Mod Podge Antique Matte to give it an aged look.
I hope you enjoyed learning all the fun things you can do with Sticky-back canvas today. Even if you’re a sticky-back veteran I hope you will find a new technique or two from the fantastic projects and tutorials below.
You can find links to videos, projects and more on my Studio Sticky-Back Canvas Pinboard
Don’t miss next weeks Featured Product Friday…I will be featuring one of my all time favorite products and there will be a giveaway or two
Have fun playing with Sticky-Back Canvas!
Check out these amazing projects made with Sticky-Back Canvas!