Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Trash To Treasure ~ Repurposed Embellishment

Hello Scraps of Color friends!  Kimberly here, with my very first SOC Creative Team Post.  If you've seen any of my pictures on the forum, you know I love to reuse and recycle in my crafting, so I thought it would be fun to show how you I used something that you might throw away or salvaged from a yard sale as a fun embellishment added to this altered canvas.    I keep seeing these beautifully painted canvases and wanted to give it a go myself!  First, I painted the 9 x 12 inch canvas gold and added some texture by pressing a piece of bubble wrap into the wet paint and gently removing it.  I did the same with a dark brown paint and a piece of shelf/drawer liner.   

Once the paint dried, I layered on some scrapbook paper with mod podge and spritzed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Irridescent Spray in Georgia Peach. Next, I painted "life is art" in a dark brown to make it pop!

 Then, I added the accents, including my repurposed find: a cool canvas tag (attached to some clothes I bought) to make the phrase "Just Living a good life".  

 I added a button tied with twine...

and more embellishments, like this "create" sticker....

and this wood Ampersand.

Do you reuse or repurpose items in your crafting?  Please share!!

Supplies used
9 x 12 stretched canvas
Gold acrylic paint mixed with Liquitex Matte Medium
Mod Podge
Bubble wrap
Shelf Liner
K&Company layered stickers

Until next time!


  1. Beautiful job Kimberly!!! I want to try my hand at this canvas thing, but I'm intimidated . It looks like so much fun. Love that bubble warp idea for giving texture!!
    Paula Driver

    1. Maybe we can try it at our next scrappy get-together Paula!

  2. Great job with the canvas, like all the embellishments.

    1. Thank you Tena, I can't get enough of the embellies!

  3. Very nice canvas. I haven't repurposed items but now you have me thinking :-) TFS

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    1. Thank you for taking a peak Emonie!

  5. I love the way that this turned out. Giving me hope that I can do something like this!

    1. Yes, WrinkleFreeDiva, you can! This was definitely a stretch for me, I was surprised how well it turned out, can't wait to see what you do!



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