Spring Banner with Old Book Covers with TCW – Tattered Angels – Canvas Corp

We continue our journey exploring what fun happens when you match up great brands such as The Crafter’s Workshop, Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp.  Crew Member, Ann Tatum of DuctTapeandDenim.com shares with us a wonderful Spring Banner that is perfect for the mantel, banister or blended with your Spring and Easter decor.  Ann explores working with different surfaces such as burlap, canvas and paper to see how each one reacts with the mixed media goodies and stencils from TCW and here is what Ann created.  

Spring Banner Canvas Corp

If you are following along, we are spending the entire month of February exploring how products from The Crafter’s Workshop and Canvas Corp Brands work when you put them together.  To see other projects use the Hash Tag #tcwccdmatchup and see what is out there.  We hope that we inspire you to give some of these products a try!!!  To explore products from The Crafter’s Workshop and Canvas Corp Brands.

“I was thrilled to be a part of this matchup. Mainly because this is a little outside my comfort zone.
But one of my goals this year is to try new techniques and do lots of experimenting!

I started by just playing with everything you sent in the box and then settled on using the fabrics, one scrapbook paper,
Glimmer Mists, Shimmering Gold Gesso, and stencils to create a spring garden garland.

I kept it pretty easy. My readers are always telling me they want simple and quick projects.
This one went together in no time at all.”

the crafters workshop mixed media goodies and glimmer mist

Before I decided what to make for this matchup, I had to pull everything out and play. This is not my usual craft project so I had lots of fun experimenting with everything to see how they all worked together. I don’t remember ever using gesso, so I started there. I painted strips of the TCW Clear, Gold, and Black Gesso on the top two pieces of paper. Then I sprayed them with the Glimmer Mist paints, using the TCW 6 x 6 Woven stencil on one of them. I used the same stencil on the bottom left paper, but I applied the Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste through it. That stuff is fun! Then I sprayed it again with the Glimmer Mist paints. The bottom right paper started with a coat of clear gesso. Then I sprayed Glimmer Mist paints, let them dry, and applied the Shimmering Gold Gesso through the TCW 6 x 6 Butterflight stencil. I was quickly learning that I LOVE that gold gesso.

From there I moved on to the CCB Mini White Paper Bags, using both the TCW Gold Gesso and Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste through TCW Moroccan Tiles and 6 x 6 Sweet Posey.  These little bags are great for gift cards, presenting business cards, adding to journals to store appointments and other business cards.

mini paper bags - white canvas corp

I even pulled out some old flower embellishments that I’ve probably had for 10 years! I hadn’t used them because I didn’t like the colors. The black and gold gesso covered the old colors completely. I sprayed the small black flower with coral Glimmer Mist, too. These didn’t look very “spring-y” to me so I decided to save them for some Halloween projects and moved on to the fabrics.

petaloo flowers with glimmer mist

When I hit the Canvas Corp fabrics, I knew I had found what I wanted to use in my spring project! The TCW Clear Gesso worked great on these, giving me a sturdier surface to stencil on. I sprayed both the Canvas Corp Canvas and Burlap with Glimmer Mists then stenciled the TCW Gold Gesso over it through the TCW Sunflower stencil.

canvas and burlap with stencils

Then I found the 12×12 Paper from Canvas Corp = Watering Can: Seed Packet on Ivory paper and cut the packets apart. I sprayed the Glimmer Mist paints on a piece of wax paper and used them like watercolor paints.  You can use a brush and watercolor in the art or color it completely with Glimmer Mist Paints.

Thinking of You

I found some vintage book covers I had been saving and glued the layers together. I drilled a hole for the cord to go through and tied knots.

Cheer You Up Card Handmade

I stenciled directly on the second book cover with TCW Gold Gesso using the TCW Sunflower stencil.

vintage book cover banner

Using the front and back of old books is a great way to repurpose them, bring old and new together and to add a nice strong surface to craft on.

idea to repurpose book covers

I used all the other seed packets and samples of burlap and canvas to make a garden garland by fastening them with mini clothespins to jute.

Mixed Media
Gold Gesso
Clear Gesso
Black Gesso
Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste

Tools Used:
small paint brush
sponge brush
wire cutters

wax paper
vintage buttons vintage book covers

If you would like to see more of Ann’s creations check out her blog  or Instagram

We hope you enjoy this match up as much as we have enjoyed playing with all the great products from Jaime and her team at The Crafter’s Workshop.  Spend the next few weeks with us exploring many unique techniques and inspiration when we combine products from The Crafters Workshop, Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp.  We will be giving away an exciting prize at then end of this adventure that could be yours and here is all you need to do.

tcwccbmatchup prize

Over $50 worth of CCB and TCW goodies to one lucky winner.

What would a match up be without a fun prize!!!!  Here is your chance to get your hands on a wonderful collection of products from The Crafter’s Workshop and Canvas Corp Brands.  Here is all you need to do….

  1. leave a comment here on any or all of the Match Up Posts during the month of February with The Crafter’s Workshop  and CCB.  You can leave one on each post for more chances to win.  Don’t forget to include #tcwccbmatchup so we can find you!!!
  2. and/or leave a comment on the CCB Facebook page. Don’t forget to include #tcwccbmatchup so we can find you!!!
  3. and/or leave a comment on any of the CCB Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the TCW team.  Don’t forget to include #tcwccbmatchup so we can find you!!!

You can follow along by searching #tcwccbmatchup too.  If you love what you see and would like to join our Facebook group the CCB Collective – ask to join today.

You can find all The Crafter’s Workshop products in their shop – The Crafter’s Workshop Store; check out their blog and follow them on Instagram 

We will be sharing projects the entire month of February – learn new techniques, see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from the TCW and CCB designers.

Happy Creating!!!


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.

'Spring Banner with Old Book Covers with TCW – Tattered Angels – Canvas Corp' have 4 comments

  1. February 10, 2017 @ 10:09 am Karenliz Henderson

    Gorgeous banner. Love how you used TCW stencils and medium on the burlap and those little bags are adorable!


  2. February 10, 2017 @ 10:24 pm Laura Kuhlmann

    Love this Spring banner! The TCW products looked fun to try — especially the fluffy modeling paste! Using old book covers is a neat idea — I love the way you used them to show off the burlap and seed packet images!


  3. February 13, 2017 @ 5:56 pm Linsey

    Such a delightful Spring inspired banner!!! I love how the different products are used in so many wonderful and creative ways!!! Thank you for sharing another fantastic project!!! #tcwccbmatchup


  4. February 13, 2017 @ 7:20 pm Sue LD

    Love the colors, textures and seed packets on this banner.


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