Monday, 7 April 2014

Spread your Wings

Last weekend I headed off to do a class with Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door.  I had done a class with her last year at the Penrith Papercraft Show which I had really enjoyed, and this class was something I'd not tried before - a canvas.

We started off by covering the top (not the middle because that would be covered up) and sides of an 8" x 8" canvas with 'steel' Ferro, which is a metallic texture paste.  While it was still wet we pressed different background stamps into the Ferro for even more texture and then put it aside to dry.

We stamped our butterfly in Archival 'black' and then coloured the image with Distress Inks before fussy cutting it out.  A background stamp was added to white board and blended to give an aged look before attaching to a larger board with brads, sandwiching a piece of muslin between the layers.

Once the Ferro was dry, we added Viva 'precious metal colour' to highlight the texture.  The butterfly board was adhered with foam tape.

This class was lots of fun and I will definitely be making some more along similar lines.  Thanks, Rachel!!!

Happy crafting!


  1. Lovely canvas, great colours !
    Corrie x

  2. What a wonderful project, Helen! Great you could take a second class with Rachel. She is such an inspiration to many, and your canvas shows that. Very well done!


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