I take a lot of photos on my cellphone. Not the greatest quality but definitely a way to capture those memories as they happen, right? Today, I'm showing you how I created this 4 x 4 canvas featuring my loving parents using a photo taken with a cellphone! :) The grainy quality of the photo is less apparent when it's small! *LOL*
I love to put my fondest memories on display and sometimes it's really hard to find wall space or table space to really showcase them. That's why I love these 4 x 4 canvas blocks. They take up very little wall space, challenge you to create within a really small space and go a long way to create visual interest in your room! :) I put them up on the wall using 3M velcros...(I hate putting nails in the wall...if I change my mind, I have to patch it up and then paint over it!)
I started by painting my canvas red. Since it's such a small piece of artwork, I really wanted it to stand out! :)
My credit card size photo was cropped to fit this cool frame from the Black Out Mixed Media Color Kit.
I used a crochet doiley as a base...love the added texture.
I added the photo, cool zipper ribbon from the Black Out Mixed Media Color Kit and a handmade fabric flower.
You need a strip of fabric, needle and thread to make the flower.
Fold the strip of fabric and start to twist it to form the flower. Secure it by stitching as you twist.
Here is the completed fabric flower! I love the frayed floral look..
I added more embellishments from the Wedding Night Mixed Media Color Kit. The red heart pin is from Heidi Grace. I added the gray heart from the kit to the pin. I also added some pearls for a little more texture.
What do you think?
[This project was shared on the Gauche Alchemy blog last week and edited for this blog post.]