Thursday, December 1, 2011

An EveryDay Princess

I've been big into canvas' lately, and this is one of the latest ones I have created.  I also really love the 'She' sayings, so I put that together with a Tiddly Inks image. Voila!

The Tiddly Inks image I used is called Everyday Princess.  She's a wonderful digi stamp. I really love the saying I've included,   "She ignored people who said it couldn't be done".  It's a canvas that I've got on display in my classroom at the college.

To make the canvas, I covered a plain white canvas with gesso. Then I placed some punchinella from Gauche Alchemy and painted over it with acrylic paints.  Then I used my Balzer Designs stencils and some Glimmer Mist and srayed them randomly over the canvas.  I painted the chipboard letters, then coated them with stickles for a bit of sparkle. I colored up the princess with copics, cut her out and then adhered her to the canvas with mod podge.  I used glossy accents to stick the letters onto the canvas, then once dry, I covered them with mod podge too.  Lastly, I added a red rhinestone to the Princess' crown.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm hoping you are having a wonderful weekend.

Challenges for this canvas:

Tiddly Inks--Anything goes
Gauche Alchemy Flickr group
Art Journal Every Day Flickr Group


  1. Ah super cute! Love the sentiment with this little Tiddly. Unique background and embossing - fits so perfectly together! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  2. So cute and I love the saying you used. I have never done a canvas but this is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!

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  4. Too fab. Love this saying. What a great encouraging mural for your classroom. The collaged punched strips are fab!

    Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inks Anything Goes Challenge!

    Sorry I deleted previous message, noticed some wacky spelling errors ;D

  5. Its gorgeous! and I love those colours you used with her, they work so perfectly, great saying too. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey x

  6. wow! this is awesome! I love the saying too!
    all those different textures just make it pop!
    thank you so much for sharing it with us over on tiddly inks.
    hugs Lou xxx

  7. This is just beautiful, Janet!! Love your textures and colors! That image and sentiment are perfect!! Are you a college professor by day?

  8. This is awesome Janet! I love how you have put this canvas together and that sentiment is fabulous! Lovely colouring of the Everyday Princess too!

    Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Tiddly Inks!