Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tutorial Thursday

Hello Bo Bunny fans today we have a fantastic tutorial for this stunning canvas by the very talented Mireille!

Hello dear Bo Bunny fans, Mireille from Holland here.
I so love making canvasses I thought it would be nice to make one together.
The end result would be something like this.

 To create this you will need :
a 8x8 canvas
gesso/ matte medium or something simular.
spray paint/ mist
embossing powder
stamp ink
regular pens and markers
puffy paint.
heat gun
crop a dile

Bo Bunny supplies:
Chipboard / Snowfall
stamps: Snowfall
Ribbon: Frost wraps / Midnight Frost ; Zoology
Jewels: Snowfall / Enchanted
Buttons: Snowfall/ Enchanted
Trinkets: Enchanted
Chipboard Alpha's : Chunky chips / alpha licorice
Stapler and Staples

Step 1
Protect your work area, you will work with a lot of "messy" products and it's hard to clean it up.
Determine where you want your picture to go and trace with a pencil so you won't fill up this area and it will become a bumpy surface
I used a 9x13 photo I had lying around since I didn't have the print of the photo I wanted to use yet

Step 2
It will look like this
Don't draw your lines too thick or it will still show when your ready.. but not to thin either or you will "loose" them. 
Step 3
 Take the Snowfall Chipboard sheet and remove all the chipboard, then peel off the backing and stick it to the canvas. Fill it with your medium.
I like my surface to be bumpy so I filled it real messy. If you like "clean and neat" fill it up and use a ruler to even it out before removing and replacing your "sticky sheet".
Replace and fill to your liking. Make sure you stay away from your photo area.
let dry.  (I let mine dry overnight)
Step 4
Use Glimmer Mist or spray paint to color your canvas  
Let dry

Step 5
Get your bubble wrap, paint, sponge / brush and embossing powder ready
Step 6
I used metallic silver paint to paint dots and poured embossing powder in it before it was dry.

 Step 7 
Stamp small snowflakes in the open spots- allow some time to dry, then rub stickles on them
trace some puffy paint along the edge of your painting and use your heat gun.

Step 8
punch holes with the crop-a- dile and put the eyelets in.
adhere a double row of ribbon to the bottom of your canvas.
stick the alpha's to a craft sheet so they don't move
 use silver rub along the alpha's edge, use embossing powder and snowmarker and stickles on your letters, then heat emboss.

Finishing touches

punch small holes and create "faux stitches"
adhere jewels, buttons and trinkets

Put ribbon or rope through the eyelets and your finished.

I hope you enjoyed this messy creating,
Thanks for reading and see you soon.


  1. This is amazing Mireille!! I don't know how you come up with these clever idea's but I love them! I'm going to have to try this! Thank you for sharing this!! xx

  2. I am so into this type of Scrapping right now, and this tutorial Rocks! thanks so much for sharing this

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! this is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that background! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. wow this is soooo amazing I loveee it!!! Thanks for the tutorial I am sooo excited to try this!

  5. Great tutorial...might have to add that to my "to-do list" !

  6. Mireille this is a great tutorial. Love the layout.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  7. great tutorial, love all the techniques and detailed instructions so that we can try it too.

  8. This creation is amazing, and what a gorgeous little boy! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial.