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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Home Sweet Home, An Altered Canvas Wall Hanging Using Sharpie Markers

Happy Day blog land Peeps! Today I am sharing my first post for the brand new Susan Weckesser Creative Team over at My Sweet Earth.

I am so honored to be asked back for yet another term on this amazing team, and if you are a regular blog visitor you already know how much I LOVE Susan Weckesser products... her stamps make me want to make stuff, and this project is a perfect example of that!
This month over at the My Sweet Earth Blog we are celebrating our "Home Sweet Homes" so I created this altered canvas wall hanging that I have been keeping (hoarding?) for a couple of years now, with the intention of hanging it in this corner of my studio where I like to sit and draw, color or play with my paints.  
Now you should know that I usually BUY my home decor items as my previous attempts at creating my own have been epic fails - but this one was so easy and I LOVE IT!  I took a few photos to share my process - just scroll on through...
Here is the blank canvas wall hanging I started out with...
I grabbed all my Sharpie waterproof makers, of which I have MANY and started to color - I had no plan, I just colored.
I stamped my images using Ranger Archival, waterproof black ink... the canvas took the impressions beautifully.  Did you know you can shade with Sharpie markers?  This is the Homestead stamped image after I colored it...

How To Fix A Mistake: I stamped a corner full of mushrooms on my wall hanging that I really didn't like... so NOW WHAT?  Well, I got the idea to stamp a couple of Mr. Gnomeys on some plain white felt, cut them out and colored them and then glued them overtop of that mushroom patch... Now I LOVE IT!
Here is a close up of the finished Mr. Gomeys (but before I added my Stickles and Liquid Pearls)
After I had completed my stamping and coloring, I went back in with my extensive collection of Rangers Stickles and Liquid Pearls and embellished, embellished, embellished... you can see what a difference it made adding Liquid Pearls to the word Joy.
Before Embellishing...
After Embellishing
Close up details
I hope you "Enjoyed" your scroll down my blop post and as always, thank YOU for popping by to see what I am up to and please do leave me a comment if you like what you see!

Scrapbooking Artist, Lynne Mizera
for the Susan K. Weckesser Creative Team
Products used in the creation of this project:
Susan K. Weckesser Stamp Sets:
At Ground Level

Fly Away

the Happy Homestead

What's Up Gnomey?

Sharpie Markers
Ranger Stickles & Liquid Pearls
Ranger Archival Ink


  1. You look like you had so much fun creating this fabulous project. Loving all the attention to detail, the bling, the fun colours and the felt gnomes...Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration x

  2. You are Soooo Very Welcome Ms. Mac!!

  3. Fabulous wall hanging !! I love that it is a reminder to enjoy the simple things --- like sitting in your creative space and coloring !!! Great advice... I am certainly enjoying getting to know you !!

  4. What a delightful project and the perfect motto to hang on your wall! Love how you surround yourself with your beautiful art!

  5. You're a pro! It turned out adorable!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce Shaulis

  6. Barbara at Family Heritage CreationsJuly 9, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Awesome work! Thank you for sharing your process. I have been a scrapbooker and cardmaker for years, but lately feeling a very strong pull towatds mixed media.


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