Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Blues Faux Canvas

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's The Blues Blog Hop
For this month's hop, I've created a faux canvas that can be hung on the wall or held by an easel. It features The Blues 8.5 x 11" Deluxe Grey Print and an orchestra portrait of my daughter.

A little about this project.

1. Create base box with Book Board. I used Book Binding Glue to attach the six Book Board pieces cut to create the 7-3/4 wide x 6-1/2" tall x 1-1/2" deep box. Punch a hole in the center back for hanging.

2. Wrap box with The Blues 8.5 x 11" Print using a foam brush, Book Binding Glue and bone folder. Punch hole through cardstock for hanging.

3. Now that the base is ready, collect feature photo and embellishments for attaching. Since there was empty space in this photo, I used a rubber stamp from The Blues Collection Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet for stamping directly onto photo.

4. Matte and attach 5x7 photo onto faux canvas and simply embellish. 

I used the "less is more" theory here with very simple embellishing, I didn't want to take away from the stamped quote, the cardstock print and feature photo.

Next on the hop is Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper, you won't want to miss her great project!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Kay at Club Scrap


  1. Kay I absolutely love this project and it is a stunning photo of your daughter.

  2. love this idea! I have never been a fan of black and white photos, but yours is making me rethink the usage of them, especially with this kit and music! thanks!

  3. wonderful way to showcase her

  4. Stunning, Kay. I love how you have a sense of exactly when to say "when." It's perfect.

  5. Kay this is a jaw dropper. Love your book board creations, and this is stunning. Love the photo of your beautiful daughter!!

  6. Such a great project to highlight a beautiful photo! I really like how the black and white photo is the star of the show. Just lovely!

  7. What a beautiful "faux" canvas. Is there anything you can't do with bookboard? Love that photo of Marilee!

  8. Once again...another stunning project!!!

  9. You always have amazing 3D pieces! Gorgeous picture of your daughter also! Have a great day!

  10. What a beautifulbox,Kay and yes,lessis more here! Great picture of Marilee.
    So what'sin the box??

    1. Thank you Hetty, actually the box is just hollow, I closed it up with nothing inside. Thinking it just gives the appearance of a thick canvas type wall hanging then, of course if I can make it out of book board I will!!!!

      Hope your day is great and say hello to the handsome Raymond for us!

  11. Absolutely beautiful Kay! I like the less is more as well. Very brave to stamp on the photo!

  12. How beautiful! Pinning this Kay.

  13. Lovely picture of your daughter and great display to use with it, so perfect!

  14. Beautiful project and beautiful subject!