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Altered Canvas

Happy Crafting Day! If you are like me...every day is a crafting day...and that makes me happy!

Today I wanted to share with you my Altered Canvas. I love mixing all kinds of techniques together. Add in a picture of your best friends for a perfect addition to my craft room.

Today I will show you two ways to complete this project.


49 and Market Serenity Subtleties 12x12

49 and Market Serenity Laser Cuts

49 and Market Serenity Ephemera Bits

10x10 Canvas

Mod Podge Matte

Perfect Paints Azure

Perfect Paints Clear XSmall Glass Bead Gel

Small Palette knife

Glue Dots Mini

Misc Wood Dragonfly

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Perfect Paints Altered Canvas
Best Friends Altered Canvas


  • Trim the 12x12 cardstock down to fit the size of your canvas. Once cut I used the blade of the scissors to rough up the edges of the paper.

  • Ink the edges with the Tuxedo Black ink

  • Using the palette knife spread the Perfect Paints Stucco randomly over the paper.

  • Once dry I then added the Perfect Paints Azure and Glass beads over the stucco. I tried to leave areas of the stucco visible just for a different look.

  • Trim your picture to the desired size and adhere to the page

  • Begin layering your elements. I used laser cut flowers and butterflies from the 49 and Market Serenity Laser cut pack. Best Every and journal strips from the Ephemera Bits pack.

  • Add any other elements you might like and then adhere the page to the canvas

Perfect Paints Altered Canvas
Best Friends Canvas [closeup]

Perfect Paints Altered Canvas
Best Friends Canvas [closeup]

The canvas can be left just as it is but if you would like to step it up then add a frame. We cut 2" strips of pine and stained them with Dark Walnut wood stain. Nail to the canvas and trim up the edges as needed.

Perfect Paints Altered Canvas
Finished Altered Canvas


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