Friday, March 22, 2013


What can you do with corrugated cardboard? - Lots of pretty things!

Check out all of the gorgeous projects the talented ~eclectic Paperie~ design team created with corrugated cardboard here! This is the canvas I created:

My canvas is 4"x12"x 1 1/2"deep. First I randomly rubbed "old paper", "pumice stone" & "frayed burlap" Tim Holtz Distress Stains all over the canvas. Then I took modeling paste on a spatula and scraped it all around, it picked up the Distress Stains, coloring itself as I moved it around. 

After that was dry I randomly applied "old paper" Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint. I set that aside to dry while I assembled my flower. 
I used a couple of different gauges of corrugated cardboard from packing boxes and a disposable cup cozie. On the flat piece of cardstock torn off one side of the cardboard I stamped the "She Script" stamp by Unity Stamp Company with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it with Zing black embossing powder. I used this for two of the leaves and one of the layers in the flower. 
The corrugated pieces are distressed with "black soot" Tim Holtz Distress Ink. All of the components are free hand cut. I layered them up with a vintage doily which was stiffened with Aleen's fabric stiffener and a pretty crocheted & beaded flower from a local fabric shop.
The "e-Team Picks Challenge" to use corrugated cardstock/cardboard on your project runs through April 3rd. I hope you are inspired to create something and link it up here!


toni said...

Gorgeous textured canvas love the combination of cardboard and lace x

sandee said...

Gorgeous, love all the wonderful texture! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Angella Dee said...

unusual and exquisite. beautiful simplicity and beautiful subtle colours. love it. Hope you are keeping well. will be finishing the rooster and hen painting soon.
much love

Donna-Marie said...

Wow...first of all I love the shape of the canvas it really works with the flower...but the mix of lace with the ccardboard is awesome :-)

Anita Houston said...

Another fabulous size!!!! I love it! The flower is amazing and the script is super cool!

Tracy said...

Teresa....gorrrgeous,love the textures and your flower is stunning...loving it can you tell,lol.
Big hugs

Micki said...

oh that is a wonderful idea. i absolutely love how you incorporated all these different textural elements on the canvas. and adding the fabric doily on top of the corrugated flower is awesome. thanks so much for playing along with the eTeam in our challenge.

butterfly said...

Oh, how cool... love the dimension you get from the corrugated card - great canvas!
Alison x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Teresa, this is amazing. I love the texture on the background. The layered flower is beautiful. Corrugated cardboard and the white crochet are a stunning combination...great contrast. I really like the stamped and embossed text on the leaves and flower. Very cool.