Stamping on Canvas

It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down at my sewing machine. For some reason it feels therapeutic. The sound of a sewing machine always brings back memories of my grandmother. I would lay at her feet while she would create something beautiful.

My mother and I recently visited a shop that had a few handmade pillows scattered amongst other home decor. One of them had a stamped canvas background. It was so unique and beautiful, I had to try it myself.

I painted the canvas with Gesso first, then let it dry. Using black VersaFine ink, I went a little crazy with my stamps. When the stamps dried, I painted the canvas again with Martha Stewart Glitter Finish.

I also had a little fun making my own ruffled trim and vintage-style bow. What do you think? Do you like the look of stamped canvas?

xoxo, Christie

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5 Responses to “Stamping on Canvas”

  1. Jing-Jing Nickel Says:

    I love the look of stamped canvas! and of course you can sew a beautiful pillow or what! I can only imagine sewing the canvas onto paper. Super vintage and shabby chic!! love it!

  2. Char Says:

    Gorgeous Christie!! I wish I loved to sew…..but not!! Lol! I really love buying and owning handmade blankets, pillows etc…but I skipped the sewing gene lol! Hugs to you sweetie!

  3. Kate Says:

    Stunning and romantic! I love it!

  4. Sandy Ang Says:

    it’s so wonderfully shabby chic. love the country cottage charm

  5. Lynette Says:

    Oh it just oozes romance. Your pillow is gorgeous.

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