Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Canvas Art Cupcakes

 I have a wonderful project for you today- well 3 projects really!  I have had these cupcakes on my "TO DO" list for a while!! I was going to make a video, but I was afraid it would be too long. So I am going to give you some picture directions.

The 1st thing I did was paint all 3 of the 6x6 CTMH canvas with Gesso.
 Next I used my scrap pieces of Chantilly paper to cover most of the canvas. Then I used Modpodge to glue them down (a coat on the top and on the bottom). I use my heat gun to dry anything wet in between steps to speed it up.
Next I used assorted colors of Acrylic paint to soften the color. I use mostly white so that the pattern paper shows through.

 Next I used a combo of paint and ink( don't use a water base ink, it will come off with modpodge or paint) with stamps to add some texture to the canvas.
Don't for get the sides of the canvas as well.  The next thing I did was cut out my cupcake, no pattern, I just free handed it-- that's the fun part, I just go with what comes out.  I use modpodge to glue down all the pieces.
For one of the cupcakes I chose to use modeling paste to give it the look of real icing. I just used my finger to spread it. It's fun to get messy and my finger is the best tool I have!!
 I then used markers to outline and shade.

 The final thing I did was cover the whole thing with a coat of modpodge and then I hot glued on any embellishments. Now aren't those fun!!!  Take a look at this video-- look what The CTMH corporate staff did!!
oops I loaded the wrong video- this is the one I wanted to share.