Love and recycling

This week’s challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog is to create a Valentine project or to use the word story. I’ve chosen to recyle some canvases that had gone wrong in a previous project This was what they looked like before:


Probably best you don’t ask what I was up to. Anyway, I’ve given them a little love to transform them:


P1070237Because these were both originally coloured with Dylusions ink sprays I knew it was going to be quite a challenge to cover up the colour. Dylusions tend to seep into anything that isn’t granite or cast iron. So for the first one, I decided to cover it with old book pages and then use the reverse side as a little shadow box.


Next, I smeared on white paint, rubbing it off in places so that you can still see some of the text. I used the tissue paper technique for the words – stamping them on to single ply tissue and then using watered down glue. The other stamping, using a Dylusions rubber stamp, I did directly on to the frame. P1070243A added a little crystal clear glitter to the cavity of the frame and then used glue gel to attach the heart, which is made from mulberry paper and smeared with a little gold paint.


to finish I’ve smeared on a little gold paint around the edges of the frame. I’m also going to share this canvas over at Sunday Stampers for this week’s challenge – black and gold.

My second canvas was covered with fibre paste and then painted white. I coloured the sides with red and black acrylic paint.


I applied the paper heart and outlined it with a black Stabilo pencil, then rubbed on gold and bronze paint both on the heart and on the canvas.



The words were printed out on my computer. I’m not sure I’ve got the placement quite right but decided not to mess about taking them on and off again.


I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and is it just me, or does Sunday evening come around far too quickly?

Thanks for buzzing by.




Love and recycling — 11 Comments

  1. I have missed the last few postings and so was unaware of little Knox’s passing until I just read “to a precious child.” I am so very, very sorry that his family has lost him and wish them God’s peace and blessings. I cannot begin to imagine how I would feel if I lost one of my boys. Please give Knox’s family my very sincere condolences on their loss. I’m sure that Knox is wrapped in the Lord’s comforting embrace right now.

  2. Fantastic Lisette!!!!! I read Roberta’s posting and I am to so sorry, prayers for peace and comfort to all. Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB 🙂

  3. Ahh, these are so sweet and a fabulous bit of re-cycling.

    As you can see I am playing catch-up this evening, things sort of got away from me, sorry.

    Dionne xx

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