- Scor-it Board
- 12x12 Sticky Back Canvas from Ranger (I don't believe they make this product anymore, but you can do this project with a regular piece of canvas and add glue.)
- Acrylic Paint
- Book Page
- Gel Medium
- Paintbrush and Water
- Watercolor Paints (I used Koi by Sakura)
- Box Cutter
- Glass Mat
- Adirondack Color Wash from Ranger (Again, I don't believe they make this product anymore, but you can use any spray ink that works on canvas.)
- Heat Gun
- Metal Edge Ruler
Step One: Score the Sticky Back Canvas
Using the Scor-it Board, score the Sticky Back Canvas at the 3, 6, and 9 inch marks.
Step Two: Decorate the Sticky Back Canvas
I chose to decorate my book with layers of paint and ink and book pages. You could use patterned paper or photographs or anything else you’d like. Here are the steps I took:
1. Paint each of the sections with acrylic paint.
2. Using a paintbrush, put some gesso on the end of an empty toilet paper tube.
3. Add some flecks and drops of gesso over the entire canvas.
4. Cut shapes (I used hearts) and tear strips from a book page. Adhere these randomly using a thin coat of Gel Medium.
5. Spray the canvas with several colors of Adirondack Color Wash. Dry with a heat gun.
7. Using black acrylic paint, paint words or thoughts on each page of the book. Let the paint dry or dry with a heat gun.
If you’ve added a lot of layers, you may want to re-score the canvas using the Scor-It Board before you begin to assemble it.
1. Using a box cutter and a metal edge ruler, and working on a glass mat. Cut across the 6 inch score mark, between the 3 and 9 inch scores.
2. Remove the paper backing from the Sticky Back Canvas, exposing the adhesive.
4. Carefully begin to push the Sticky Back Canvas together to form four flat pages.
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