by Tracie Steeley
Its Tracie here and I am so pleased to have been asked to make a project for you. I love personalised home decor, and with having small children anything that captures the magic at christmas whilst they are small is a must for me!
So this personalised Christmas wall canvas ticks all the boxes and its super simple to make too, the fab thing about it is that it same project can be re-made for any occasion by changing the photo and the words, for example a wedding photo and first dance song lyrics or wedding vows would make a great anniversary gift, or a nursery rhyme and baby photo would be a lovely addition to a nursery! The pens from Kuretake are so easy to use and work perfectly everytime so you know that creating something like this will be fun and easy!
You will Need: -
- A canvas of your chosen size (mine was 8x8)
- A suitable photo and coloured card to mat it on
- Double sided foam pads
- Wink of Stella pens in BLACK and CLEAR
- Zig Calligraphy pen in PURE BLACK
- Metallic Writers in GREEN and RED
- Zig PaintyFX in SILVER
- Pencil, Eraser and Ruler
- Lyrics to a suitable song - I chose "Santa Claus is coming to town"
Mat your photo and use your pencil to lightly draw lines on your canvas, I spaced my lines about an inch apart.
Using a pencil lightly mark where your matted image will go, Then using the Calligraphy pen write out the lyrics to your song around it. It doesnt matter if your writing isnt perfect, its personal and thats what counts!
Using the Metallic Writers doodle sprigs of Holly onto your canvas, use a black wink of stella pen to outline the doodles and and highlights with the clear one.
Add your photo to the centre of your doodled canvas
Finally using the silver paintyFX pen draw a silver border around then entire piece, and write a heading, I chose my little boys name, but the date of the photo would be nice too. Then add little silver dots to finish off
I hope you have enjoyed my festive make and I would love to see your versions of it!