Hope for rainbows - Altered canvas

Hope for Rainbows – Altered canvas

While Canvas Corp has a wide range of blank stretched canvases across wooden frames with no gesso ready to be altered in dimensions from 2×2 up to 20×24, a found one in the trash can easily inspire too. An almost ready to be dumped piece can change to something beautiful and promising and hopeful as it own story.
Crew member, Juli Ondrush shows how to do that with her video on an altered canvas and a nice selection of eye catching Tattered Angels mists. 

“My friend brought me a couple canvas’ that she found in the trash and said “I thought you could make something out of them.” This is my life!!! Everyone who knows me knows i can’t turn down a trash-to-treasure moment! I was inspired by the Polka Dot Pink tattered angels mist to make some bright rain boots to always hope for rainbows, but also to remember to dance in the rain (that might or might not be a metaphor for life). Have a great day!” – says Juli!

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint – Polka Dot Pink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Turquoise Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Key Lime Pie
Tattered AngelsGlimmer Mist – Olive Vine
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Pure Steel
Canvas Corp Brand Black & White Life Newsprint
Canvas Corp Brand Printd Cardstock – Black on White
7gypsies Gypsy Moments: 12×12 Board and Room Paper
7gypsies Gypsy Moments: 12×12 Take Our Breath Away Paper
7gypsies Gypsy Moments: 12×12 Express Yourself Paper
10 x 10 previously used canvas
diy gesso
Sewing Pattern
Mod Podge Matte and Gloss
Faber Castell Markers in Sepia, Black, Light Flesh, Pink Carmine
Glitz Design Stamps-Distressing
Autumn LeavesFlourishes by Rhonna Farrer
Stampin’ Up wood mounted stamp
Ranger ink Archival inkpad in Black
Heidi Swapp Archival inkpads in Navy
Glossy Accents

Tools used:
Cricuit Explore Air
palette trowel
Pilot MultiBall


Find all the steps in the video that Juli made to alter the canvas.

This is what the canvas looked like when Juli started working with it.

Hope for rainbows - Altered canvas 1

Adding 7gypsies paper completely covered the drawing and transformed it into a nice background for her art!

“Trace two boots on the Canvas Corp Newsprint paper and glue them on the canvas. Cut toes, glue them and allow to dry.” is the next step as Juli says, before coloring with the Tattered Angels mists.Juli’s canvas is a nice example of how to transform any piece that seems to have no future, in something that everyone would like to have on the wall… and if you can’t find a canvas in the trash, why don’t you try altering one available from Canvas Corp in the shop.

Find more work of Juli on her Facebook page.

Happy Crafting!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Hope for Rainbows – Altered canvas' have 2 comments

  1. March 17, 2017 @ 2:03 pm Jean Marmo

    Such a wonderful transformation!!!


  2. March 18, 2017 @ 7:18 am Marie Johansson

    Great Project! Thanks for sharing the process video.


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