Hello Gesso & Plastic Sewing Canvas

OK! So who knew that I would find something so cool in the sewing section and my staff that I would use as a stamp and stencil?!?! I never would have dreamed of this, but as I was looking around at my local craft store I saw these round plastic sewing canvases and a light bulb came on!  I thought...hmmmm...these might be really cool to use as a stencil.  And then I remembered that I actually had some of these at home hiding somewhere.  So, I ran home, found them and started playing.  I shared this layout yesterday as my layout using my latest Creative Scrappers sketch.  This layout was the first thing I made with them.

At first, I thought I would use it as a stencil, but found out that I liked using it more as a stamp.  I applied gesso to the plastic and then laid it on my background paper with the painted side down.  When I removed it, I was left with this totally cool pattern!

Patterned Paper, Stickers: Pebbles Walnut Grove
Die Cuts: Silhouette Cameo(my own designs, font - Pacifico)
Twine: My Mind's Eye
Gesso: Liquitex
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Stencil: Plastic Sewing Canvas

I just love happy accidents & playing with my paper & paints!
I thank you so very much for stopping by today & I hope you will look at this old school craft supply in a new light! I know I am!!


  1. I'm sooo glad you added the how-to for that detail on your layout. I've being seeing it on my pinboard (oh yes ma'am...you've been pinned LOL) for days and wondering how in the world to recreate that awesome texture! :)

  2. I wondered how you did that effect Juliana!! It looks awesome and I love the texture from the Gesso!! Love the layout and loved using your sketch this week!

  3. WOWOWOW Beautiful page i love it!!!!

  4. Such cool texture. Thanks for the awesome sketch and the "tutorial"!

  5. LOVE your layout!! SOOOOOO great to hear from you!! Miss you!

  6. Fell in love with this page!! You always have the X factor when it comes to adding that special touch! The gesso stamping...perfect example!

  7. I love that stamped image with the canvas! Really clever and fresh!

    Beautiful page-- love the colors and patterns you picked. Spring-y and cheerful!!

  8. This is sooooooooooo gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeee how you used it for a stencil, the colors and loving the banner!!

  9. How very, very cool, Juliana! Your layout is gorgeous! Love those papers and design, and your stamping with the sewing canvas is genius. Don't you just love those light bulb moments?

  10. Love that totally cool pattern, really sets off the bordering of the photograph.


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