Friday, July 31, 2015

More Home Decor

I bought some little canvases at one of the craft stores.

They were on sale.

Very cheap.

Unfortunately  they were coated with something that water wouldn't penetrate.


I cut watercolor paper to fit,
did a watercolor wash on the background,
stamped and painted the images.

I hope the paper sticks for a long time.

Since little things on the table end up getting knocked off,
I hung them in the dining room
opposite this art.

What do you think?

They actually hang straight.

I'm going to take them over to 



I used watercolor paper on the canvas.

I'm so glad you could stop by.

I appreciate all your comments.

I'll catch up to you very soon.
I hope....

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterflies (?no name on these stamps), Awesomely Artistic, Butterfly Basics (SU)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn
Paper:  140 lb. cold press watercolor (Arches)
Other:  Canvas (ACMoore), Koi Watercolor, Aqua Painter, Burlap Ribbon (SU), Vintage Brad (?)


Sandy said...

Wonderful idea - I want to do something for my home only ocean related.
Sandy xx

Marcia HIll said...

If you ever decide to take them down, they can come to my house! Absolutely beautiful Bonnie!! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous little pieces of art!

Sue - said...

Beautiful Bonnie! You could seal them with matte Mod Podge which would stop the paper peeling off.

Mrs A. said...

They look lovely . Don't suppose you used any washi tape to stick them? Hugs Mrs A.

Marybeth said...

Great save Bonnie and beautiful home decor! I always think your work should be put in a frame and on the wall. Hope you have a great weekend.
I was so tired after the girls and then more came, I know we are both blessed!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely creation! The images are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Maxine D said...

What beautiful art - love how you 'saved' the canvases with watercolour paper.

OH Babs said...

I'm impressed. Soon, hopefully real soon, I am going to work on some art for our bedroom. I decorate in the coastal theme and would like to use some old SU! shell stamps. Love the watercolor techniques. Happy Weekend :) Barb

Susan said...

Great idea to top your little canvases with watercolour paper! Love your sweet images and the contrast between the soft background colours and vibrant image colours!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you need to start selling your incredible home art, Bonnie! You have found yourself a second hobby, my friend!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

What great home decor! Love these little masterpieces, Bonnie!

Leigh Penner said...


MaryH said...

What I think is that you have a discerning eye to pick up the canvases on sale and do something splendid with them. Each one is just a tiny work of art, and attaching them to the hanger to display them on a wall is inspired thinking! I think each little canvas is a work of art. You can enjoy them each day. TFS & Happy Sunday

Loll said...

All three canvases are so beautiful Bonnie. Love the soft, delicate washed backgrounds and images. Great job! I have just bought two watercolour canvas boards and looking forward to playing with them. :) xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! These are all so beautiful! Lovely work!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Pat said...

Beautiful little canvasses Bonnie and they look great hung vertically. x