Scrapbook How-To: Alter Canvas Using Spray Ink and Stamps

Natalie McConnell, Editor

Celebrate the arrival of spring using natural scrapbooking products!

Natural fiber products are perfect for alteration! Whether your style is whimsical, modern, or shabby chic, you can put your own twist on these natural materials.

Spray inks and stamps are mediums that will take your fiber from plain to picturesque!

Extra Special by Ronda Palazzari, as seen in the Mar/Apr 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, Ronda Palazzari’s Extra Special layout highlights this technique perfectly.

Here’s How to Alter Canvas Using Spray Ink and Stamps:

Step 1: Spray canvas with ink.

Step 2: Spritz canvas with water for watercolor effect.

Step 3: When dry, stamp on canvas.


Close-up of technique

For more inspiration on using natural fibers on your scrapbook pages, be sure to check out the Spring au Naturel feature in the Mar/Apr 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes, on sale now!

Enter the Spring au Naturel Sweepstakes! (this contest goes through April 30, 2013).

Would you like to win a selection of natural fiber products to use on your scrapbook layouts? Enter the Natural Fiber Sweepstakes by clicking here. One lucky winner will receive over $60 of natural fiber products from the following manufacturers: Close To My Heart, Darice, Fancy Pants Designs, Garnish, Inc., Little Yellow Bicycle, Martha Stewart Crafts, Maya Road, My Mind’s Eye, Prima, Ruby Rock-It, SEI, Simple Stories, and Teresa Collins Designs. Good luck!

Enter to Win these Natural Fiber Products!

And don’t forget to submit your mixed media layouts and projects to our current calls using the submission tool. For a complete list of these mixed media calls, and helpful tips on what we are looking for, click here!

Thanks for stopping by!

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23 Responses to Scrapbook How-To: Alter Canvas Using Spray Ink and Stamps

  1. Mandi Holmes says:

    I love all the ways natural items can be changed.

  2. Debbie says:

    What a great giveaway, thanks. I’m starting to use the natural fibers, would love to win some. thanks

  3. Mai says:

    Love that you made these natural items turn from a more rustic feel to something bright and colorful!

  4. Jean Marmo says:

    How gorgeous! Love all the coloring and stamping!

  5. Felicia Young says:

    Love the naturals! I saw them in Michael’s and was surprised! Thanks for the chance!

  6. Kelly Burke says:

    Great idea! I love incorporating canvas tags, cork, and wood into my projects. But usually just keep them a natural color. I would love to win some natural goodies. Thank you!

  7. Lara Carson says:

    I love using sprays to Colorado wood shapes and canvas to use on my cards. Great little additions that spruce up a card!!!

  8. Kelly Massman says:

    awesome! sounds like fun!thanks for a chance to win1

  9. Carmen says:

    I love the natural look – thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Love all those products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Elena says:

    I would love to have an opportunity to add this to my scrapbooks!

  12. Emily Todd says:

    Very adaptable technique!

  13. Cristina says:

    I love the texture these add to the page!

  14. Jamie Greene says:

    This is awesome!! I loved the tutorial and the final project is amazing!:)

  15. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! Love it!

  16. Jingle says:

    That border looks amazing! The mists on the canvas brought it in so much wonderful color!

  17. Beatrice Lawson says:

    I love the texture of wood, cork, canvas and linen, and the fact that you can alter these items if needed to better suit your project!

  18. Jill Rugg says:

    Love the tutorial-I can wait to try this on my next layout!

  19. Amy D says:

    Pretty pretty! Would love to win & try these products myself!

  20. creatingkeepsakes says:

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to clarify that the prize mentioned above is actually the sweepstakes associated with the feature in the Mar/Apr issue. To win the prize, you need to go to the contest and enter. Here’s a link to the contest page.
    http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/contests/Spring_au_Naturel_Sweepstakes

  21. ScrapJAG says:

    Love the textures! Awesome colors! Would definitely enjoy this haul!
    Thanks for the chance!

  22. Lynda says:

    I think products that can have the color altered are the best buy. I’m sure I would get tons of use out of this giveaway!

  23. wow that is one cool technique.. I am so going to try it.. thanks for sharing.. awesome layout..

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