Thursday, September 26, 2013

A altered canvas memory box ?

Does that make sense for you ? Let me explain it. It's a box. OK. Eventually for keepsakes. OK. But canvas ? Yes, this box is made with 5 square canvas. Plus a thin wood panel for the bottom.

Each panel was cover with altered paper from the Bella Bella Collection by MME. I used bubble wrap to create the random dot pattern with pink acrylic paint and dark pink glitter. The flowers and butterflies of the papers are covered with crackle glossy accents by Ranger. the edge of the papers are distressed and inked with brown ink.
The canvas and the bottom wood panel are nailed together. The top is attached with small hinges :

On the top, I put a painted chipboard frame, along with  ribbons (Recollections, Hobby Lobby), a Making Memories metal frame, Recollections flowers, pearls and crystals. To speed up the operation, I used my Mini Sticker Maker to glue the dark pink ribbon.

The front centerpiece is a Sizzix die cut from black cardstock covered with black crackle paint by Tim Holtz, decorated with flowers by Prima Marketing, Recollections ; the big yellow flowers came from China, thanks to a friend of mine. Two of the flowers are distress, inked and their edge are covered with black glitter. Leaves by Prima Marketing.

I still don't know what I want to put inside, but maybe instead of keepsakes, I will keep it for my scarfs.
Wish you a beautiful and creative day !


  1. This is so pretty, Valerie! So clever to use the canvases.

  2. Really brilliant use of canvas. Very beautiful and lots of lovely details.

  3. gorgeous, adore the idea of using canvases!

  4. That is a good idea to use the canvas pieces, pretty!

  5. never thought of doing that with canvases, what a fab idea!!