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Summertime is here with the Marine-inspired canvas

Making canvas projects more personal is easy – all you need to do is add a photo or element that brings memories to mind. And how about using some special phrases? You could even go for a walk on the beach and use whatever you find as embellishments! Isn’t that a great idea?

Kate Dachovska, our Crew member, created a beautiful, delicate, maritime-inspired canvas and she shares with us the process she followed.

marine inspired canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

I am so looking forward to summer in full swing. We do not have any sea here in Czech Republic but maritime-inspired crafts are a favourite. I decided to make canvas for my working room to spread the summer mood. I would like to share with you how to make it step by step. It is really easy. – says Kate.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

Materials used:
7gypsies Maritime – paper pad and ephemera
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Woven Burlap, Electric Blue
Canvas Corp – natural burlap
Finnabair – Heavy gesso, Matte gel, Modeling paste
deco stones (florist’s shop), archival ink, different stamps, Nuvo paste, stencils, wooden steer
heat tool, glue gun, brushes

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

Cover canvas with white gesso – to prepare it for all the colours.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

Choose any of your favourite stencils and use it with modeling paste to add structure to the background. Use a heat tool when you need to speed up drying something.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

Cut different papers into stripes and with matte gel glue them to the centre of the canvas.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

Apply another modeling paste and add a light layer of white gesso over the prepared papers.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

Glue strips of canvas and some paper ephemera and add a light layer of gesso. Work mainly in the centre of the canvas. Gesso is a great medium – it helps to blend everything together into one nice design.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

With Archival Ink (or any other waterproof ink) and with any stamps you like decorate the prepared paper cluster plus stamp lightly around it – it’s about building an irregular background.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

The final step is to add various deco stones. I got mine from a florist’s shop – nothing fancy but great for mixed media backgroud.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

Again, cover everything very lightly with gesso and add colour with Glimmer Mists.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

If you do not want to have bright colours on your project, again use gesso to fade them down.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

There should be some white space around the main image; the whole canvas looks better that way.

marine canvas tattered angels mixed media ccb

What a delicate, summer-inspired canvas; you can change colours and make them as vivid as you like. 

Visit Kate’s blog and Instagram for more creative ideas.

Enjoy your summer crafting!



I am a mixed media crafter with passion for layers and textures. Architextures are my new love and I can feel the relationship going from strength to strength in the foreseeable future. I have worked with CCB since January 2017 and it felt like home straight away. The team is amazing and the crafting products are even better, which makes it perfect combination and an amazing place to be.


'Summertime is here with the Marine-inspired canvas' has 1 comment

  1. July 17, 2017 @ 9:54 pm Ann

    Beautiful canvas, love all the texture.

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