Spring is in full swing with flowers blooming and birds chirping their happy songs. Canvas Corp has a Spring Showers collection put together to celebrate this time of the year. With black-and-white 12×12 papers full of images of nature and spring sayings, you can use the elements you want and colour them at your heart’s desire or… leave them just as they are; they will be just as effective.
Our Crew member, Steph Ackerman used the papers to make a spring-inspired wall hanging for her home; she decided to colour some of the images, too. Take a look…
‘Spring is finally coming to New York, the flowers are starting to appear and the birds are chirping. I wanted to create something for my craft room reminding me that Spring is almost here. The lovely glazes and stained glass paints provided nice translucent colors to my images.’ – explains her inspiration Steph.
Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Spring Sayings on Ivory
Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Butterflies on Ivory
Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Spring Flowers Reverse on Ivory
Canvas Corp Black and Ivory Chicken Wire
Canvas Corp Black on Ivory cardstock
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Grey, Yellow
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Stained Glass – Lemon, Lavender
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard – Sunburst
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Sweet Pea
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Twinkle Toes
Wood wall hanging
Cut 3 strips of chicken wire paper to fit the planks. Using fingers, ink the edges of each strip with High Impact Paint in Grey.
Adhere the 3 strips to the bottom planks.
Fussy cut the large sunflower. Paint with High Impact Paint in Yellow. Once dry, add a layer of Plain Jane Baseboard in Sunburst. Color the Leaves and stem with Sweet Pea Glaze
Fussy cut a butterfly and paint with Plain Jane Stained Glass in Lemon and Lavender. Add a touch of Twinkle Toes Glimmer Glam once dry.
Lightly color the phrases with Plain Jane Stained Glass in Lemon and Lavender. Mat with black cardstock and adhere to the planks. To finish, attach the flower to the right side of the plank. Your spring wall hanging is ready!
You can use the board to hold PostIts with daily reminders or pin important notes. You can also leave it as is for a touch of spring in your kitchen or hall.
It’s an easy-to-make project with your kids on a cloudy afternoon – give each of them a wooden plank and papers and see where their imagination takes them. What an amazing way to spend some quality family time!