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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Altered canvas with Faux tin ceiling tile made with the new Teresa Collins embossing folder

      Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of the Craftwell Design Team! As soon as I received my Teresa Collins embossing folders I went to work and made this altered Canvas. This is my first canvas and it was so fun to make. I love anything vintage, especially architectural elements! Soooo..... I made a faux antique tin ceiling tile using the Beautiful Brocade embossing folder, card stock, aluminum foil and paint. I love the effect, it truly looks like metal!  So easy and inexpensive.  This is what I did:

 First I glued a piece of aluminum foil to a piece of card stock.  I just took a foam brush and spread Studio Matte Medium all over the back of a piece of card stock. You need to be quick and cover every little bit of paper. I think Yes paste would work well too.

 Then I put it in the 8.5 x 11 embossing folder and ran it through the eBosser. (I did this while the glue was still wet and it worked really well)

 Next, I took a foam brush and painted Martha Stewart's metallic paint all over the foil, working in circles to make sure it got in all the nooks and crannies. then I wiped off and buffed the top with a paper towel. Easy Peasy and it really looks like metal!

 Then I painted the sides with that same metallic paint. (I bought it at Home Depot....sometimes it pays to shop with the Hubby!)

 The images and papers were all inked to give them a vintage feel, I think they work perfectly with the
vintage buttons and lace.
 You could use this technique on cards, Mini albums.....oohhhh...a whole cover made with the faux tin would be soooo pretty, and with the large size of the Craftwell folders, so doable....altered boxes, journal many ideas, so little time! lol

Reynolds wrap

Studio Matte Medium

Martha living Metallic paint in Cast Bronze (Home Depot)

5 x 5 canvas (Walmart 4 pack)

Vintage Images

Antique Lace and buttons

Misc flowers

                                      Thanks so much, and if you'd like to, please take a peek at my blog:


  1. Thanks Leslie! it's my first attempt at a canvas....for whatever reason I was very intimidated to try one, but it wasn't as scary as I thought lol

  2. Very beautiful. Love the faux tile look. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

  3. This canvas was the inspiration for my project that I will be teaching next weekend to our group (Magnolia Paper Guild) in Hernando, Mississippi. I will say it again - I LOVE your work!!

  4. Your canvas is gorgeous! I love the faux ceiling tile with your beautiful images. Can't wait to give this a try! Thanks so much for the tutorial!