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When Paper, Paint and Canvas meet!

Updated: Jan 10



Here at The Twirling Feathers, crafting is not just a hobby—it's a passion! Crafting unique projects with paper and paint is our forte, and we believe in making each creation one-of-a-kind. Inspired by a technique I stumbled upon a while ago, I decided to try my hand at it, and the results were fantastic! The best part? No two projects are ever alike, adding an element of surprise and joy to the process.

My crafting adventures often lead me to thrift stores and online markets, where I can't resist picking up books to incorporate into my projects. I mean, who can pass up a good crafting opportunity, right? It's a weakness I happily embrace! 😄

If you're seeking a delightful way to blend paper and paint into a masterpiece, look no further! This project is sure to steal your heart and look fabulous on your fireplace mantle or any special nook in your home. While I chose pages from a reading book for my project, you can get creative with music paper or scrapbook paper for a personalized touch.

Let's gather our supplies:

  • Paper

  • Canvas

  • Elmer's glue or Mod Podge

  • Paint in your favorite color (chalk or acrylic)

  • Vaseline


I spread a think layer of glue on my canvas.

First, I applied a thin layer of glue to my canvas.


You are able to use the whole page.

I made sure to secure sheets of paper in place.


Once dry, I strategically spread Vaseline in different areas.

Remember, it's about creating patterns, so no need to cover it entirely.







Here is a side view so you can see where the Vaseline is on my canvas....


Now, the paint comes into play!


I applied a coat of paint .

Once I covered it with the paint. I dried it.....You can let it dry on its own or use a hair dryer or a heat tool to hurry up the process of drying!


It's starting to come together!


Now the magic begins! You can start wiping off the areas with the Vaseline under it, you will see it because it will be wet looking... Gently wipe off with a soft dry cloth ...


Use whatever brown you have on hand .

Once I was done wiping I wanted to antique it a little so I used some Burnt Umber .. I watered it down then lightly applied it all over .


This is such a fun project!


You can use a piece of sand paper or sanding block .


Once it was dry I took a light sand paper 80 grit and very lightly sanded the sides you don’t have to do this step if you don’t want too! But I’m all about the old Chippy goodness !



I went ahead and framed mine ! The frame I found at Dollar General.

This makes such a great base for your craft or enjoy it as is !

I hope you have fun creating these for you or someone special!



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