Sticky Canvas Elements

Happy Friday!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wanted to share a scrapbooking idea in this layout I created using Ranger’s Inkessentials canvas ATCs. I’ve always wanted to try some techniques on canvas so I was excited to discover this product from Ranger, right at my local Michael’s.

Supplies: Bazzill Red, American Crafts White. Pattern paper: Basic Grey Cupcake Pinata. Embellishments: Ranger’s Inkessentials canvas ATCs, Basic Grey buttons and Cupcake brads, crochet thread, American Crafts JFK alphabet, Making Memories letters, My Little Shoebox Apples alphabet, . Tools: Cuttlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder, Tattered Angels Peppermint Stick, Midnight Blue and Apple, Ranger Fountain Pen ink, Malted Milk ink, Soap Powder paint and Stormy Sky distress ink, Hero Arts Music Background stamp. Other – Sketch Support’s one-page sketch #4, Lil Davis chipboard letter and Scenic Route rubons (both discontinued).

This layout came about because I wanted to experiment with techniques on the canvas ATC’s.

I pulled an assortment of paints, inks, glimmer mists, a stamp, an embossing folder, and some rubons. Using some ideas from Jennifer McGuire’s Thinking Inking videos from Two Peas (from a few years ago), I played with a variety of techniques.

  • The first canvas I created, “100% Original”, is a rubon that I covered with some watered down Jenni Bowlin paint.
  • I ran another canvas through the Cuttlebug with the Diamond Plate embossing folder, inking the embossed pattern.
  • On the last canvas, I stamped on the Music Notes image Hero Arts and then sprayed it with several glimmer mist colors. I probably went overboard on the color, because it’s darker than I wanted it to be, but I’m still happy with how it turned out.

When the elements turned out great, I decided not waste them, but use them on a layout instead. I didn’t have any ideas to start off with, but when I looked through a stack of photos sitting near my work desk, I found this photo of my nephew. The colors were perfect.

Once the photo and the products were settled, I hunted through some sketches to find a way to incorporate the canvas pieces. I ended up modifying Sketch Support’s one-page sketch #4. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and replaced the photo strip with my canvas pieces.

Once I knew how much room I had for journaling, I got out one of my idea notebooks where I jot down journaling ideas. I was reminded of this quirky story about my nephew and knew it was perfect to accompany the photo. I selected a few more embellishments and the layout pretty much created itself.

When was the last time you experimented with techniques on a layout or project?


  1. what an awesome layout!

    i used some sticky back canvas in some classes i took with jennifer mcguire but i have not attempted it on my own! maybe i should

  2. This is so cute! Working with canvas is on my crafty to do list too.

  3. Love the ATCs and the layout! Really nice design!

  4. Great layout! I love those paper plates. Sketches are a blessing!

  5. I have some sprays that I forget to use! Thanks!!

  6. These are so cool, I’ve never seen them before! I’ve worked with canvases before, but in the traditional sense 🙂

  7. Now this is fun! I may just have to try this!

  8. Cute layout & a perfect way to use your ATCs. Don’t you just love the sketches at Sketch Support?

  9. Very cute layout! I haven’t seen those canvas ATC’s at my Michael’s so I will have to look and see if they have some! They look so fun!!

  10. Canvas is very fun. Canson makes an awesome canvas paper if you want some bigger sheets!

  11. Your layout turned out wonderfully.
    This looks like a fun product to use.
    I never seem to play. When I get something new I want to try, I seem to just jump right in and make something for some project I am working on. It seems I never practice first, lol.

  12. Great layout! Love the journaling. Very funny! I’ve worked with using masks and mists. Doesn’t always work out, but it’s always fun trying!


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