Just signed a contract . . .
House in a box . . . Bird on a box . . .

Celebrate Spring 4x4 Altered Canvas Corp . . .

As part of the Canvas Corp Creative Crew

we were challenged to create a 4x4 canvas using Canvas Corp products.

4x4 Z

4x4 1

I love using the backs of canvas. Here's one I created at least 10 years ago:

4x4 Y

So, naturally, my first thought was turn the canvas over.

4x4 2

Birds are a favorite subject of mine so I turned to these beautiful papers from Canvas Corp for my design:

4x4 C

I cut a piece of 4x4 Blue & Ivory Mini Reverse Dot paper,

4x4 3

turned it around to the back

and used a centering ruler and pencil to mark off the frame.

4x4 4

4x4 5

After cutting the square on the measured lines, I had the two pieces needed

for both the outside frame and the nook.

4x4 6

Now to the painting.

4x4 7

 I used Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System.

It contains both sprays and paints and had the perfect colors for my project.

First I sprayed with this:

4x4 8

and then I painted with that:

4x4 B

The color combinations in the Tattered Angels kit gave me exactly the 

blue and browns I wanted for this project

with no guessing required on my part.

Once the paint was dry,

I slid in the blue dot paper into the background nook.

Then I fussy cut images from the Birds & Bees on Ivory paper

and painted with Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System.

In this photo, you can see that little bit of sparkle the paint displays

(and it doesn't rub off!).

4x4 D

The assembly in full:

4x4 Z

I added excelsior, a couple of feathers and some miscellaneous corners

from my stash

and the mini canvas is complete.

To see more from my Team Mates click the links below and be inspired to create your own 4x4 mini masterpiece:

Dana Tatar's 4x4 from 2015

Dana Tatar's 4x4 from 2016

Mandy Leever-Koel

Michelle Mitchell

Marie Heiderscheit

Virag Reti

Alison Osborn 

A Soul's Heartbeat

Suzz's Stamping Spot

Art At Home

Patti Senter


Patti Senter

I love what you've done with your 4x4 canvas Nancy, great inspiration.


Beautiful! I love that you flipped it and used it as a shadow box!

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