Welcome Spring with Hand Painted Cards

It might be the start of winter, but we want to jump right over the snow and cold and get ready for spring with exciting colors, inspiration and we hope lots of flowers in our life.  Crew Member Ava Gavloski helps us get ready for spring with these wonderful canvas painted cards that are truly inspiring.  Adult coloring continues to be a strong trend, with people coloring on just about anything these days including doodling on chairs, coloring on unique objects or filling in the blanks of Canvas Corp’s Printed Fabric Panels.  We cannot get enough of these fabric panels that are terrific for coloring and not coloring, fussy cutting or leaving just as they are and creating anything you would create with paper.  The ink is permanent, so you can color it in your way and even use fabric paint and make it permanent.  If you are looking for permanent Tattered Angels paints we suggest High Impact, Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze.  The mists color the fabric beautifully, but cannot be washed as they are water-based.  
Ava colored each piece of art in traditional colors and they look amazing.  The fun part is you can color them any way you wish.  “Try canvas as a new texture on cards. I enjoy holding and admiring the warm texture of the card.” Ava Gavloski

12″x12″ printed canvas can be used just like paper but with such detail – cut the art up or use like fabric.

Materials Used:
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mists
Southern Ridge Trading Co.-chipboard
May Arts-ribbon
Winnie & Walter Stamps-The big, the bold.
Clearsnap Inc-Black Licorice Dye Ink
Tools Used: Wescott Brand Scissors; Paint Brush; Personal paper cutter


Let’s start by adding color to the art.  Ava uses Glimmer Mist and it looks amazing.  You might be used to misting the mist, as that is what it was designed to do, but shake that bottle, pour a bit into a small cup or paint pallet and apply with your favorite brushes.  You might want to grab a few different sizes to get into the nooks and crannies.  Use one color or shade with darker colors just as you would with a marker or colored pencils.  After they dry, cut them into rectangles that are just a bit smaller than the card size so you can show off coordinating colors behind them.  You can stitch around the squares or let them fray for a great look.  
rabbit fabric
Stamp each panel with sentiment using black ink – we suggest using pigment ink when stamping on fabric.
Add details like painted chipboard pieces, textured pieces, pearls and more to add extra dimension.
Choose colors that accent the painted art and mat the canvas panels with layers of cardstock and fluted papers and adhere to cardstock base.
Painting on fabric makes the paints vibrant in color and it looks terrific when they are accented with bright fun cardstock and trims.
Make a set and send out Easter Cards.  Stamp them with Thank You and create a set of Thank You cards or leave them blank and pick one up for a birthday, congratulations or just because card.
To see more of Ava’s work visits her blog and follow her on Instagram.  
Happy Creating!!!





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'Welcome Spring with Hand Painted Cards' have 4 comments

  1. January 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm Ewelina

    These are so cool! I would have never thought of using the canvas this way. Brilliant!


  2. January 3, 2017 @ 1:30 pm Marlei Moreira Couto

    Sensational! I loved the way the canvas was used … I love coloring and I’ll try to do something like that … maybe for ‘the word of the year’.


  3. January 3, 2017 @ 8:09 pm Christine Pozzi

    love these! and Love painting with Glimmer Mists


  4. January 5, 2017 @ 11:10 am Samantha

    What a exciting way to use the canvas! I will have to try this. Love your cards they are all so beautiful!


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