Autumn Canvas

By  Mona Pendleton  for  My Favorite Things

Create an autumn-inspired mixed media canvas using My Favorite Things stencils, dies, and stamps.

  • Autumn Canvas
  • Closeup View
  • Step 1
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  • Step 4
  • Step 4A
  • Step 5
  • Step 6
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  • Step 9
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  • Canvas, 6”x6”x1-1/4”
  • My Favorite Things Primitive Cream Cardstock
  • Advantus Tim Holtz idea-ology Old Dictionary Tissue Paper Wrap
  • Gold brad


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Vagabond Die-Cutting System
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics Dies: LJD Fall Foliage, MPD Time Pieces, Layered Treat Tag
  • My Favorite Things Stamp Sets: LJD Fall Foliage, MPD Timeless
  • My Favorite Things MPD Houndstooth Stencil
  • Acrylic paints: DecoArt Traditions Quinacridone Gold, Ranger Claudine Hellmuth STUDIO Classic Teal
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Medieval Gold Metallic Glaze
  • Ink pads: My Favorite Things ColorBox Premium Black Licorice; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot; Imagine Crafts Tsukineko VersaMark
  • Embossing powders: Hampton Art à la mode Gold, Stampendous! Fran-táge Aged Spice Enamel
  • Golden Heavy Gel Medium
  • Plaid Mod Podge Matte
  • Ranger Inkssentials Heat-It Craft Tool
  • Glue gun and Ad Tech Mini Size Glue Sticks

Basic Supplies

  • paintbrush, palette knife, sponge blending tool
  • Size
  • 1. Size is 6"x6"x1-1/4".
  • Autumn Canvas
  • 1. Tear tissue paper into assorted-size pieces and adhere randomly to all sides of canvas using Mod Podge; let dry.

    Step 1
  • 2. Place stencil on front of canvas; apply even layer of gel medium using palette knife.

    Step 2
  • 3. Remove stencil and allow gel medium to fully dry.

    Step 3
  • 4. Apply assortment of paints and glaze to canvas. Let dry.

    Step 4

    Step 4A
  • 5. Add distressing by applying Black Soot Distress Ink to edges and front of the canvas.

    Step 5
  • 6. Die cut two sets of leaves, sentiment strip, clock face, and clock hands.

    Step 6
  • 7. Stamp clock face, hands, and sentiment using Black Licorice ink. Use sponge blending tool to apply Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to edges.

    Step 7
  • 8. Stamp leaves using VersaMark ink. Emboss one of each type of leaf using Gold embossing powder and remaining leaves using Aged Spice embossing enamel; use heat tool to set. Use sponge blending tool to apply Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to edges.

    Step 8
  • 9. Attach clock hands to clock face using gold brad. Adhere die-cut pieces to canvas as shown in photo.

    Step 9
  • Tip
  • 1. Use decorated canvas as a unique photo display. Add a clip in the open area so you can change out seasonal family photos as often as desired.