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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Couture Creations Stitched with Love Canvas

Stitched with Love Canvas
by Sue Smyth 

I love to make a mini canvas, this tiny little works of art
 can be a great way to try out a new technique, as well 
as making a sweet gift for someone.
The Glamour Days sewing dies are the perfect way
to make a sewing inspired canvas. 

To make the faux canvas, cut sturdy chipboard to 6 x 6 inches
cover entire surface with mesh tape, masking tape, canvas tape
and even muslin. Adhere with gel medium and allow to dry
Coat with gesso, dry and spray with coloured inks.

The dress form can be embossed with the existing pattern on
the die, by running through
your machine with a rubber mat, after cutting .
But you can also run the die cut through
your machine with an embossing folder for an
alternate pattern

For that aged look to the sewing machine, 
scissors and bobbin I have embossed with
silver embossing powder.

First cut the die out with light weight chipboard or 
recycled cereal packets.
This can be easily done with most of the Couture Creations 
Dies and makes a great way to produce
lots of your own chipboard shapes.

Cover surface with an Embossing medium stamp pad.
Remove shape to a clean sheet of paper.

Then sprinkle with embossing powder, the clean
sheet will mean you will not waste powder on the 
excess embossing fluid on the scrap paper.

Heat set to a high shine.
Handy Hint
Make your own aged embossing powder
just mix gold, black and silver fine embossing powder
together and store separately.

Handy Hint 
For a really high shine, emboss again 
when the first layer has cooled. 

Couture Creations Materials 

Happy Crafting 


  1. awesome canvas, love the embossing on the diecuts :)

  2. Love it Sue and especially the work on the little sewing machine and thanks for the tip of making own vintage embossing :)

  3. This is a really cute project idea that I can't wait to do as a sewing room door sign or wall decoration using the great instructions you have given. Thank you.