Sticky Back Canvas Resist

I love taking products and changing them up. Giving them a new life and a new look.

Here, I started with a piece of Sticky Back Canvas. To “cut” canvas, I just do a little cut at the edge and tear it. It tears straight and leaves a lovely frayed edge every time. Next, I white heat embossed the circle image on it. I then pressed a ton of various Distress Inks right over on it until it looked absolutely awful. Next, I sprayed it about ten times with a Perfect Pearls + Water mix until it looked worse. But when it dried? Awesome…

By putting on lots of Distress Ink and spraying it, it blending nicely, coloring the canvas and leaving some shine. I also took a Basic Grey flower embellishments and changed it up a bit, adding pearls and twine and such…

For complete instructions, visit Ranger HERE. For supplies, see the small images below.

The background of this card was stamped with THIS fabulous Tim Holtz stamp. The fine lines in the image make it perfect for a subtle background. I lovey it…

And if you don’t have Sticky Back Canvas, I highly recommend it. So many fun techniques you can do with it – it is fun for Copics, stamping, paint, Distress Ink and more. SO much easier to work with then regular fabric. Claudine Hellmuth is brilliant.

Oh, and it comes in natural now, too…

By the way, did you know Ranger now has a bigger Mister bottle? I love the Mini Misters, but this bigger size is so much handier. Less refilling but just as great of a fine mist…

Happy day.

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31 CommentsCards, Hero Arts, Ranger

  1. Well, it turned out wonderfully! I love the Basic Grey flower you added!

  2. Beth W

    More of that crafty karma-I pulled out my sticky back last night and was wondering how it would fray.I didn’t know it came in natural now-have to have some.

  3. Wow, this card is simply amazing. [it's the only simple thing about it...]

  4. Heidi

    Beautiful card.

  5. Dee in N.H.

    Awesome card! That canvas sound fun to work with!

  6. Love the card – the canvas is a wonderful creative background ;)

  7. When I first viewed this gorgeous creation I fell in love with it..I look at it again here and it is even more so now…hugs!

  8. Love that canvas. So much yummy detail to see on this card.

  9. Beautiful card and some great stuff you highlighted…just wish I had a good experience with mini misters. I’ve bought several sets and none work, not one. I’d love to try the sticky back canvas and that background stamp is gorgeous!

  10. Sarah M

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the neutral colours and pops of green and pink. Yum!

  11. Beautiful card with such a fun technique! Thank you for continuing to inspire us, Jennifer!

  12. Michelle jadaa

    A great look especially against the torn text paper,i always forget to use that :)

  13. Alecia

    This is SO gorgeous!!
    I didn’t know about the large mister!! I will certainly have to get me one!

  14. Betty M

    Beautiful card!

  15. Tona

    Love your card!

  16. {vicki}

    love it

  17. Lovely! Love sticky back so much. Copics on it are amazing.

  18. barbara lassiter

    This is great! I love the inspiration I receive from your blog to try new ideas and techniques. Now I have to go buy some sticky back canvas. Actually, I’ve been wanting to try it for a while.

  19. Karin Reese

    Reading your blog is terrible for my bank account. I love this card! I really enjoy the way you take things and change them up – would never have thought about white heat-embossing sticky back canvas – actually I haven’t even played with sticky back canvas, but now (happy sigh), I am going to have to order some. I also got a kick out of you using a page of I Samuel 13-14 on your card :-)

  20. This canvas stuff is way cool! Love the overall look of your card, very classy and beautiful!

  21. Beautiful card, Jennifer. Your cards never cease to amaze me! I love the way you tell us how the card is made! Need to get my sticky back canvas out!

  22. Very clever idea, love how it turned out. I need to try some of that canvas!

  23. Nothing look better than a good abuse on the sticky back canvas, LOL! Great pairing with the flower too!

  24. very pretty! gotta try and play with my sticky canvas more! thanks for the inspiration. gorgeous card!

  25. Aw….that was like sitting in class with you again. Ah…memories. I miss you! I love your card too! ;)

  26. This is so gorgeous!! Your posts are always so inspiring :) I’ve been wanting sticky back canvas since it came out ! And that’s awesome about the BIG mini mister! TFS

  27. Jennifer this card is beautiful. Your description made me giggle :) awful . . worse . . .Awesome lol

  28. I’m always in awe of all the wonderful projects you create and very excited to be starting Summer Camp next week!!

    I know we’ll learn a lot and it’ll be so fun to be inspired by so many awesome designers!!

    Oh and Welcome Home!! Your vacation, I’m sure was fabulous!


  29. kathy (krolski)

    Beautiful card! I have to get some of that sticky back canvas!

  30. WOW!! This is FABULOUS!! I LOVE the look and the technique!! I can’t wait to play with this idea!! THANKS for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

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