Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness - Canvas Corp Brands

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

I am glad to be back with a post for BCA month!   This project was created for the Canvas Corp Creative Crew Breast Cancer Awareness Project!   Christine sent out a package of materials for this challenge.  I have a lot left and hope to create a few more "Pink" Projects throughout the month!

I enjoy working on canvas.  Over the past several months, I have discovered that I like playing with paint.   I love mixing crazy colors and textures and seeing what I end up with.  This project is not so crazy, but I did have fun trying to think of an interesting way to create an impactful image for BCA!

I had a wonderful black exclamation point for the my "Live," but somehow, it disappeared.  I figure it got stuck to the back of something and probably ended up in the trash.  This has happened before!  I spent almost an hour searching for it and then gave up!
I wanted to use the papers in the kit, but was concerned about the varying shades of pink.  I think tearing strips and addind them to the corners and sides worked out well.  I have had this Donna Downey stencil for a while.  I planned to use it on a journal that chronicles my fight against my disease.  Using it for this challenge gave me an idea of how to use it on the journal.
I traced the stencil with pencil so that I would not paint over the area.  Then I added painted the triangled areas.  After it dried, I used texture paste to add the stenciled image. The two layers of texture paste give the image a true 3D look!  I  painted with Tattered Angels' Almost Black Glimmer Mist (about 3 coats.)   The black photo corners were a last minute addition.  I kept looking at the canvas and thinking that it needed one more element to give it a stronger voice...then I thought of the metal corners.  It is amazing how these things pop into our heads.

Materials Used:
Canvas Corp Brands (7 gypsies, Tattered Angels):
  Pink Polka Dot and Zebra Striped Papers
  Cream Burlap
  Plain Jane Baseboard  Semi Opaque Mists : Clay and Bittersweet
  Tattered Angels Almost Black Glimmer Mist
Earth Safe Finishes (VOC Safe Paints):
  Hot Pink Colorant (mixed with Titanium White Acrylic)
  ESF Sealer and Varnish
  Donna Downey - Crescent Moon 2
  Sizzix - Alterations Thinlits - Love Words
 Want2Scrap Crystals and Pearls
  Pink Paislee Wood Letters - Daily Junque
  Liquitex Molding Paste
  Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo and Black Soot
  American Crafts Elements: Metal Photo Corners
  Viva Gold - Oldgold Wax
  Drywall Tape

None Of Us Live Above The Fray!
We Must All Be Aware!
We Must All Join The Fight!
We Will All Live!

Chana Malkah


  1. wow what a fascinating creation
    Dr Sonia

  2. Wow! Chana, this is stunning. Love your canvas. Truly inspiring.


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