Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Little Holiday Canvas Sneak

Well helloooo there! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday! I did.

I've started my Christmas holiday canvas.  I let the camera roll as I was working to capture the process. Once I'm done, I'll edit the video and share it here. So...are you ready for a peek?

As you can see, I've used classic Shari colors in pool, silver, beiges, browns, copper and whites.  YUM!

If you want to follow along with the video when I have it completed, here are a few things you may want to pick-up:
  • White canvas 10" x 10" [I prefer Dick Blick gesso covered canvas]
  • Modge Podge or Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium to adhere papers to the canvas
  • Brushes 1" foam and a stiff bristle brush
  • Button, baubles, brads, gems and pearls
  • Book text and music sheets [I get mine from a used book store]
  • White acrylic paint [nothing fancy]
  • White tissue paper [the cheaper the better]
  • Die cut words [I create mine with my Silhouette]
  • Die cut tree shape, snowflakes and birds [used my Silhouette]
  • Cardstock for shapes [Kraft and Neenah]
  • Other cardstock [light neutrals wide enough to span the canvas]
  • Distress Inks and blending tools
  • White Embossing supplies
  • Stamps
  • Glossy Accents, pattern paper and clear buttons
  • quilters thread and needle [or heavy thread]
  • ribbon, twine, pop dots
I hope to finish this coming week-end, I can't wait to share the entire piece!!!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Love the mix of buttons and gears.

  2. I am so in love with your color palette, it's so serene! Such a fabulous little teaser...I cannot wait to see the finished work of art and your process!

  3. It already looks gorgeous - love the mix of neutrals!

  4. Looking forward to the end result.

  5. Hi Shari! I love when you create these canvases - cannot wait to see it all finished! Gorgeous colors! Hugs! :)

  6. Can't wait to see it finished... looks fab.

  7. Love the soft colors here and the mix of buttons, gears, and pearls on that corrugated tree! Can't wait to see the whole thing :)

  8. love your buttony trees! i'm sure the video will be amazing!

  9. Oh how lovely, I cannot wait to see the whole thing :o)

  10. My, those buttons look enticing! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

  11. Shari, Shari, Shari....that tree is as cute as a button ; ) You are so good with buttons girl! :)

  12. I already know that I am going to love this - can't wait for the video!!! Thanks so much Shari!

  13. Can't wait! This sneak peek is making me drool. :)

  14. Looking forward to seeing the video and the finished project!

    Karen W

  15. I love your bird it is sooooooo cute. Your snowflake gift card it is nice and elegant!

  16. SOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous love to see more..can't wait to see the video!

  17. Wow! I love the concept. Want to see the finish product.

    Hilda Photos on Canvas

  18. I just found your blog via Pinterest and I love the canvases you've shared. Just wondering if the video and other details of your Christmas canvas where shared elsewhere. I don't see it here.

    Love your work. Thanks for sharing with us!