Pink and Lacy Collage Canvas by Sarah Donawerth + FREE Ephemera Download

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth

Project by Sarah Donawerth.

For everyone who crafts, we all know the dilemma of the craft stash. Some things are in the craft stash because they are the odds and ends that are unusable for one reason or another. However, there are other items in the craft stash that are there because they are so beloved, that the pressure to craft something perfect keeps you from starting. In my stash, I have these in a separate box. They are the pieces that have sentimental value, that were higher priced, or are the last remaining pieces of my favorite kits. When I stare into that box, I see my favorite things — lace, book text, pink and rosy hues, and vintage details.

The goal for this collaged piece was to incorporate all my favorite things. I wouldn’t call myself shabby chic, but I love all things lacy, vintage, and blush-colored. There is just something about that palette of textures and colors that immediately fills me with joy. When I discovered these vintage postcards in the archives of our offices, I couldn’t wait to use them in a mixed-media piece. And better yet, we’re offering these pieces of ephemera as a free download at the end of this post!

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth Supplies:

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth Directions:

Collage script page from Stationer’s Desk paper pad and book text onto your background and adhere with gel medium, then cover with a thin layer of gel medium over the top.

Mix pink and white Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint until you have a blush color, add some gel medium if needed, and paint over your collaged background so that you can still see the first layer underneath. Let dry.

Arrange Library of Congress cards, Tim Holtz ephemera, and free ephemera onto board. If the ephemera blends into the background too much, you can back it with a journaling card. Fill in gaps with washi tape and lace trimmings.

Tip: Once you are happy with the arrangement, take a picture with your phone or camera so you’ll know where something was supposed to go in case anything moves.

Glue down pieces one at a time, overlapping the different layers of your collage.

To seal the piece, melt beeswax in an empty soup can on the stove, paint over the surface, and use a heat tool to smooth out the wax.

Add mica flakes to a few places on the canvas. Use the heat tool to melt the wax and adhere the mica flakes. Blend iced rosé gelatos into the edges of the canvas.

Glue down doll house picture frames with strong adhesive. Rub with iced rosé gelatos and brush with water to tint the frames.

 

Sarah Donawerth is a writer, blogger, and crafter from Lake Forest, California. She has been published in Jewelry Affaire, GreenCraft Magazine, Somerset Home, Somerset Apprentice, Bella Grace, and Stuffed. Follow her as she crafts whatever her heart desires at www.sarahdonawerth.com.

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth

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Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 @ 1:11 pm
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10 Responses to “Pink and Lacy Collage Canvas by Sarah Donawerth + FREE Ephemera Download”

  1. Ann says:

    So pretty, thank you for the downloads.

  2. Sophia Vida says:

    Beautiful layout. Thank you for the free ephemera downloads. I pinned it to my Pinterest – Stampington Board :) ~Sophia

  3. Tisa says:

    Sarah, thanks for sharing this with all of us–love the use of leftover bits to create a cohesive beautiful feminine collage. AND I want that ampersand! Do you recall where it came from (if it’s available somewhere)?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Tisa,
      The ampersand was a random piece from my scrap pile, which I bought 10+ years ago for a high school English report. However, I bought them at Michaels and I think they were Me and My Big Ideas Alphachips stickers. I’m not positive, but that would be a great place to check.

  4. Cathy says:

    Dear Sarah,

    You are a woman after my heart! I absolutely adore everything lacy, vintage, and blush-colored as you do. Thank you for such beautiful downloads and your inspiration. You truly are an artist.

  5. Nadine Jordan says:

    Thank you for the downloads.

  6. Barbara says:

    What a beautiful piece! I love it and will be trying something similar soon. Thank you.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful ephemera. Your piece is inspiring!!

    Carmen L

  8. Johanna says:

    Thank you so much for the gorgeous downloads!

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[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth

Project by Sarah Donawerth.

For everyone who crafts, we all know the dilemma of the craft stash. Some things are in the craft stash because they are the odds and ends that are unusable for one reason or another. However, there are other items in the craft stash that are there because they are so beloved, that the pressure to craft something perfect keeps you from starting. In my stash, I have these in a separate box. They are the pieces that have sentimental value, that were higher priced, or are the last remaining pieces of my favorite kits. When I stare into that box, I see my favorite things — lace, book text, pink and rosy hues, and vintage details.

The goal for this collaged piece was to incorporate all my favorite things. I wouldn’t call myself shabby chic, but I love all things lacy, vintage, and blush-colored. There is just something about that palette of textures and colors that immediately fills me with joy. When I discovered these vintage postcards in the archives of our offices, I couldn’t wait to use them in a mixed-media piece. And better yet, we’re offering these pieces of ephemera as a free download at the end of this post!

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth Supplies:

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth Directions:

Collage script page from Stationer’s Desk paper pad and book text onto your background and adhere with gel medium, then cover with a thin layer of gel medium over the top.

Mix pink and white Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint until you have a blush color, add some gel medium if needed, and paint over your collaged background so that you can still see the first layer underneath. Let dry.

Arrange Library of Congress cards, Tim Holtz ephemera, and free ephemera onto board. If the ephemera blends into the background too much, you can back it with a journaling card. Fill in gaps with washi tape and lace trimmings.

Tip: Once you are happy with the arrangement, take a picture with your phone or camera so you’ll know where something was supposed to go in case anything moves.

Glue down pieces one at a time, overlapping the different layers of your collage.

To seal the piece, melt beeswax in an empty soup can on the stove, paint over the surface, and use a heat tool to smooth out the wax.

Add mica flakes to a few places on the canvas. Use the heat tool to melt the wax and adhere the mica flakes. Blend iced rosé gelatos into the edges of the canvas.

Glue down doll house picture frames with strong adhesive. Rub with iced rosé gelatos and brush with water to tint the frames.

 

Sarah Donawerth is a writer, blogger, and crafter from Lake Forest, California. She has been published in Jewelry Affaire, GreenCraft Magazine, Somerset Home, Somerset Apprentice, Bella Grace, and Stuffed. Follow her as she crafts whatever her heart desires at www.sarahdonawerth.com.

[On the Blog] Lace and Pink Collaged Canvas by Sarah Donawerth

Download Your FREE Ephemera

To download each of these postcard images, click on the image or link to view the full size image, then right click to save.

Free Ephemera Download Countess of Harrington Postcard Free Ephemera Download Cherry Blossoms Postcard
Click here to download and save Countess of Harrington Postcard. Click here to download and save Cherry Blossoms Postcard.

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