Monday, December 2, 2013

Mixed Media Monday - Reverse Canvas

Hi Paper Wings fans! Dana here today sharing a reverse canvas that I created with the November Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit and some of my favorite products available from the Paper Wings Productions Store.

I had a lot of fun putting this piece together! The small open area in the back of the canvas was the perfect resting spot for my nest full of glittery eggs.

I backed the small space with a piece of Prima patterned paper from the kit. I cut a store-bought nest in half and tucked pieces of colorful moss and the beautiful stamped ribbon from the kit around the base. I highlighted the front of the nest with white acrylic paint for a shabby feel.

I painted a fabric bird white and then added color with Faber-Castell Gelatos. I then stamped over the bird with the script stamp from the Writing Backgrounds Cling Stamp Set. I embellished the bird with a wooden feather and buttons from the kit. I also colored the fabric flower from the kit with Faber-Castell Gelatos.

I used the same script stamp randomly around the patterned paper border of the canvas. I cut a portion of the top piece of the Blue Fern Studios Shabby Layered Frame to fit around the window in the canvas. I covered the chipboard with a light coat of white acrylic paint, Lindy's Stamp Gang Madonna Blue Robe Two-Toned Embossing Powder and Faber-Castell Gelatos.

I kept the back of the canvas simple and just spread molding paste over the Prima Stencil from the kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to stop back here again on Friday for our monthly Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway! We would love to see what you make with Paper Wings Productions Stamps so add your projects to our Flickr Group, our Facebook page or leave a comment here with a link to your project. You can also find Paper Wings Productions on Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube!


  1. Beautiful canvas, Dana. I keep forgetting that the backs of the framed canvas' can turn out just as beautiful as the fronts, if you want them to. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.


  2. Gorgeous canvas Dana, love the bird! I need to try a reversed canvas some day, thnks for the inspiration!

  3. This is so pretty! I just love the little nest with the glittered eggs!

  4. Dana your art is amazing! I love this canvas piece! I would have never thought to turn it around!! Brilliant!!

  5. I've never thought about using the reverse side of canvas, that's sooo cool!


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