16 October, 2013

Reverse Canvas by Sandra

Hello Bloggers

Sandra shares her gorgeous reverse bridal canvas with us & explains how she created it:

'I started with an 8” X 10” canvas with a side depth of 1 ½”, turned it over and prepared the inside surface with Gel Medium before adhering the Dreaming in Duck Eggs Blue. I fussy cut some of the leaves and flowers and also the flourish to use in the centre and outside of frame.

I used texture paste and a template to add texture to the outside of the frame before applying glimmermist in three different colours.  I wanted a softer look so applied gesso straight over the top of the glimmermist.

  The next step was to adhere the pearls from the Vintage Beauty Pack.
  The colour of the Cornsilk Blooms shows the colour after misting.

I included a bit of bling using the Flower silver trim and some rhinestones and I also wanted to include some of the tulle from the bride’s veil. 

 To balance the frame I made a banner from the Dreaming in Duck Eggs Blue patterned paper and inked the edges before applying the bling and
 threading the pearls.

The lace has been trimmed to give a softer edge and to mimic the design in the tiara.

Meg’ Garden Products:

Other Products Used:
Rhinestones – Pale Green
Glimmermist –  Latte, Electric Blue, Meadow Green
Versa Color Ink – Old Rose, Atlantic, Mint
Bridal Veil Tulle

What a beautiful way to give a gift to a bride - well done Sandra. Love all the elements.  Using a template is a great way to cover the back of the frame. Lots of creative ideas in this project.

Bye for now


  1. A really gorgeous project ... love how you altered this frame Sandra. Great texture and lovely soft colours ... a beautiful gift for any bride. Love it!! ox

  2. beautiful Sandra love it lots !!!!

  3. Thank you Margaret and Annette, the bride is my beautiful daughter.

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  5. A beautifully soft and elegant project :)

  6. This is sooooo pretty!!! LOOOVE the softness that the gesso gives to the misting ....& that bling? YUM!!!!

  7. SERIOUSLY STUNNING SANDRA... love what you did with pearl strip! Green Tara?? x

    1. Rachael pearls are from Megs Garden.