Xyron is working hard to help you get inspired for the holidays! For the next 30 days you will be happily bombarded with projects galore! These projects are designed with inspiring you in mind.
I'm sharing with you a 8X8 canvas I created...and my friend Kim has already claimed it. ❤
I used some fantastic papers from the Studio Calico Magical Line, American Crafts Peppermint Expess & Xyron adhesives! You can't go wrong with that!!
Sometimes I recycle projects, this is one of those times:
You're going to start by covering your canvas in a background pattern. Polka dots always work well for this, plus they make me happy!
You'll want to sand the edges down after you've trimmed the paper around. (This is an optional thing, you don't have to...if you prefer a clean look, then sanding is not necessary.) Take this time to mist around the edges as well. Again this is completely optional.
While the mist is drying, you'll want to cover your star, heart, circle, whatever shape you plan on placing in the middle of your canvas. I chose a star.
Set your star aside. This is where you'll add a little dimension to your canvas. Again this is optional. If you don't want to do this...skip ahead to where you see foam dots on the star.
I am a big fan of layers, sometimes I get carried away, but I really love layers. I simmered down a bit for this canvas and began with some vellum and great gray patterned paper.
I then added a smidge of goldish paper and a staple. I love staples and staplers!
Before you permanently adhere this layer to the canvas. You can add a little detail to it by wrapping some twine around the top.
At this time you can add the washi tape or patterned paper to the opposite corners as shown below. Washi tape is a nice little accent because it's often just the right amount of foggy, letting the layers show through while adding a little extra oomph.
Again, adding another layer (which is totally optional) I added a 3X4 rectangle. I have an awesome punch that does this for me. I then added some dots of mist and ink. I like things to be grungy. You do not have to add these layers.
You're now ready to add the star, but first you'll need to flip the star over adding the foam dots as shown. I also wrapped some twine around the star, creating a star within the star. This is the time to do that also. Take one end of your twine and tape a piece of it to the back of the star. You'll want to mimick a five point star by wrapping the twine in overlapping angles as shown. Add an addtional piece of tape to the other end of the twine, cutting off any excess twine. Add an additional foam dot to the middle.
You're now ready to peel the backing off the foam dots and adhere the star to the front of your canvas.
This is where you can add a little more detail, or you can call it good. I added some gold tone and glittery white dots to my canvas, there can be randomly placed. I followed that up with some glitter and jewels for some extra Christmas sparkle factor.
Here is the finished canvas, thanks for letting me share with you! #30daysofxyron