Time for another E-Team blog hop, y'all!! And this time we're using Claudine Hellmuth Studio sticky-back canvas, paints, and supplies! These products are my absolute favorites and my definite go-to's when I want to paint something. The canvas is tightly woven (so much easier to work with) and the paints are so smooth…almost silky…like "buttah"! Perfect, in my opinion! If you follow my blog, you probably already know how much I love them!
I've used them as a white wash on wood (LOVE this!), to make snow on a roof, on grungeboard, to white wash book pages and to paint on wood and canvas.
Here are links to a few samples of my projects using Claudine Hellmuth canvas and/or Studio paints:
But for today, I've created 2 new projects. I had it in my head that I wanted to paint a canvas bag, so I picked up a small canvas shoulder bag at Hobby Lobby and started playing around. Now I knew I wanted soft colors so I decided to mix the Classic Teal and Blank Canvas paints to come up with a soft aqua color. There are all kinds of colors you can get when you mix the paints. Claudine has a helpful video and chart on her website here: Studio Paints Color Chart.
I started by mixing the colors I wanted on my craft sheet. Then I spritzed the mixture a lot with water to thin it out. After stamping a sentiment from Own Your Story (My Favorite Things), I painted on my canvas, using a die cut circle to cover the sentiment.
I wanted some green too, so I decided to dab some watered down Landscape Green onto the canvas using a scrap of bubble wrap.
Next, I used a toilet paper tube to "stamp" some Charcoal Black on randomly. Then I drew circles around the sentiment with a Faber Castell artist pen and stamped a branch from the same stamp set. Then I decided to stamp the Be Brave sentiment using the black paint.
I stamped a small butterfly image onto the sticky side of some Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas…yes, the sticky side. It worked great! Then I cut it out and adhered it to the charm. I painted the sides and back with some of the previously mixed teal & white paint.
The finished bag.
I also created almost an identical painting on a piece of Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas. I took the top layer off of a piece of corrugated cardboard, sized it to fit my canvas and painted it with some watered down Charcoal Black Studio paint.
I used the Tim Holtz Small Easel Bigz Die to cut another piece of corrugated cardboard.
I backed the canvas with a piece of cardboard and swiped some black paint on the edges. Then I assembled all my pieces.
Here are the blog hop details:
- Daisy is going to choose 3 random winners from the E-Team blogs. 3 winners will each win a Claudine Hellmuth Mini Acrylic Paint Set along with some other eP goodies.
- You can also visit the eP blog to leave a comment and have a chance to win a $25 eclectic Paperie voucher.
- You have until Thursday, Sept 1st to leave comments. Winners will be announced on the eP blog on Friday, Sept 2nd.
So now it's time for you to move along to see what the rest of the E-Team has created! Don't forget to leave comments all along the way.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
- Stamps: Own Your Story (My Favorite Things), office supply date stamp, butterfly square
- Paper: aqua & teal cardstock, corrugated cardboard, other cardboard scraps
- Ink/Paint: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints: Classic Teal, Sky Blue, Landscape Green, Blank Canvas, Charcoal Black; Ranger Archival - jet black, Faber Castell Pitt artist pen, Copic marker 100, Sharpie white paint pen
- Tools used on every card: Fiskars 9" trimmer, Scor-Buddy, Tim Holtz scissors, Ranger non-stick craft sheet, Rock-a-blocks
- Other: Canvas tote bag, Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas, Claudine Hellmuth paintbrush, toilet paper tube, bubble wrap, Ranger Fragment Charm, Scor-Tape, Tim Holtz Trinket Pin & Tiny Safety Pin, Ranger mini-mister, Cosmo Cricket chipboard letter, old zipper pull, May Arts ribbon, craft knife, Tim Holtz ruler, Alterations Small Easel Bigz Die, Alterations Brackets On the Edge Die, black ribbon, Charcoal, Peapod & Caribbean twine (Twinery), foam mounting tape