Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thursday's Theme - {Canvas Art with Antique Pages}

We're still putting the finishing touches on our laundry room, but my "theme" for the room is old laundry products and cotton.  It was a very "gray" day outside when I took these photos, so I'm sorry that this photo looks a little dreary.
I put a coat of gray paint over the canvas.  Once it was dry, I sanded over the surface lightly so it would have a more aged look, then painted a thin coat of glue over the page to attach it to the canvas.  I let that dry for several hours, then put another coat of glue over the top and attached some strips of cotton twill tape around the corners to finish it off.
I'm looking forward to the completion of the laundry room, so you can see this project, the laundry bag I showed you earlier, and several other projects - all finished and in their places!
You can create one for yourself, with one of the antique Ivory soap images I shared yesterday.

Next, I decided to use one of my antique maps to put on another canvas.
This time, I painted just the sides brown and distressed them.  I have a book from the late 1800's called, "Our Growing World", which is falling apart, so it seemed like a perfect combination to use a few of those pages behind the world map.This one is available in the shop HERE.



  1. The map canvas would look great in a home library. Love the vintage pages.

  2. Love what you do with the graphics. Great idea using the book pages behind the map. Looks great. Your bathroom will look good with the old advertisements in there.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Tresures

  3. The vintage map looks great with the old ephemera used as matting! Love the idea! xo Pam

  4. Hi Angie,
    Love your canvas projects. I have also done these using old graphics and embellishments for a bathroom redo. Isn't it fun. Yours turned out fabulous. Love the map too.
    Thank you for sharing your talents. Have a blessed day. Hugs, Celestina Marie

  5. Fabulous~what a wonderful idea and look!

  6. Love both pieces but really do like the world map. Maps are my new favorite thing as well as old jars and bottles. Your blog is just the type I like to read and get inspiration from. And your old graphics and advertisements! Love, love love!!

  7. These are both so pretty -- I don't have any canvas but I do have old book covers I've saved from book page projects. I wonder if that would work -- maybe paint them with chalk paint and go from there? Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Your laundry room is going to be beautiful! I love what you did with the map....its something special and very unique.

    You are inspirational!:)


  9. Really inspiration work, looks great and such a creative streak to produce these maps - we love them!

  10. *squeals with delight* I love your Ivory soap canvas art!♥ Using the twill tape on the corners was brilliant. It's just beautiful, Angie! xoxo


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