Making a wrapped canvas card

Inspiration can strike anywhere.  While waiting at the doctor’s office with my father, I was staring at the art work on the wall which was a set of wrapped canvases that made one picture.  I thought maybe I could do that on a card.  Here is the finished card I came up with followed by the process I used after a few experiments.

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Wrapped_canvas_closeupA close up of the panel sides.

I started by stamping the same images on two pieces of 5 1/2″ x 8″ paper.  Using a Misti or stamping platform makes this easier.  I would stamp one of the images, change to the other paper and stamp it again on the new one.  I would add another element, stamp it, change the paper and stamp again.  I repeated this process until I was happy with the overall picture and made sure the sentiment was in a place that would fit on the far panel. I then cut one image in half and cut two inches off each end of the second image.

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Next I took a piece of balsa wood cut to 2″ x 3 1/2″ and placed it on top of the far right image so that the sentiment was positioned where I wanted it to be.  I tried the first time with a piece of thicker foam, but it was harder to crease the edges done in the next step and glue, so I decided to go with the wood.  I went around the edges with a scoring tool, then used a ruler to extend those lines with the scoring tool to the edges of the paper.

After I did that, I cut the four corners out using the score lines as a guide.  I then put the wood down on the back again and brought each side around the wood creasing the edges.  I took the wood back out and cut at a slight angle to the edge of the second crease.

I re-wrapped the wood with the paper and laid it down on the second panel to line up the images.  I put the second piece of wood down a little way from the first piece and repeated the process of scoring and cutting above.

I then repeated the same process for the third panel, using the center one to line it up.  After all three were cut out I used Modge Podge to adhere them to the wood wrapping them around the back.  Here is what the backs of each looked like.

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Finally, I put a coat of Modge Podge on the fronts of each panel and when they dried attached the three to a piece of brick paper to look like they were hung on a brick wall.  It looks pretty cool in real life because you can see the sides and how the pattern continues on the side of each panel.   I used all Unity Stamp Company stamps from the following kits. I’d Go Anywhere, Stay Classy, Find Your Zen, and Just Go.  I used Distress Oxide Ink for the background images and Stazon Brown ink for the bike and sentiment.  This is my first post trying to describe a technique, so I hope it is clear, and not clear as mud.  Try it because it really wasn’t that hard or time consuming to do. – Denise

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