Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Hello,  Anneke here.
This is already my last post as a guest designer for the eclectic Paperie blog. 
For today I decorated a burlap canvas with fabric flowers. These canvases are available in the eP shop (click) in different sizes. Mine is 6"x6".

 I covered the burlap with a subtle layer of gesso first.

To decorate the canvas I used 2 kinds of linen fabric, a few paint chip samples and some packaging material that's a little different form corrugated cardboard.

I colored the fabric with Dylusions Ink Sprays.

Glued a strip of the 'cardboard' at the bottom of the canvas. 

Cut two circles out of the fabric for each flower.

For the flower centres I used some linen cord .

Cut the stems and leaves out of paint chip samples.

Supplies from the eP shop

Dylusions Ink Spray

Before saying goodbye I want to thank you all for your visits here and for the nice comments on my work. 
Thank you very much!!!
And a special 'thank you' to Kim for giving me the opportunity to be one of the guest designers. I really enjoyed it!


sandi said...

It was great seeing your awesome creations. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

This is just wonderful, Anneke! I've wanted to see a project with these burlap canvases and this is just perfect! Great project! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with us this's been a delight!

Godelieve said...

Wow!!! This canvas could brighten up any wall!! Love the recycled material and colors in combination with the burlap canvas. Gorgeous flowers!!! Looks like Spring is coming :)

Micki said...

ohhhhh awesome idea, love how you used paint sample strips and how you used the cardboard. Wonderful canvas.

Dianne said...

I love this Anneke I have a box full of those paint chip, what a wonderful way to use them, I can now:):)Love the burlap and how you weaved the bottom just ans amazing piece of work thanks for sharing all of it, hope you have a fun loving weekend

Julie Masse said...

Just so gorgeous!! Love it!

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous project! Can't wait for my burlap panels to arrive - this is so lovely!
Alison x

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is a wonderful canvas. I love the stacked flowers with those gorgeous centers. Great use of paint chip cards and the packaging material. Love the bright colours next to the gessoed canvas.

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is great! I love the colors and the clever use of products most of us have lying around!

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

Stunning project Anneke..looove your work!

Annette Green said...

Great canvas and so clever of you to use those paint chips. I was painting over the weekend and looked at my swatch samples, thinking "hmmm, maybe I could make something with these..." and you did it! Awesome!