If you a haven't tried stamping on canvas I gotta tell you, you are missing a lot of fun!! For my first canvas adventure I tried my hand at making a little ATC traveling case for my swaps. I used Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas that was introduced by Ranger Industries last fall. I had bought a package but with all my Christmas projects I didn't have an opportunity to think about where to start with this product. Then recently I found a similar project with directions on Ranger's website. Of course I had to make it my own LOL!
I began with Claudine's resist technique. I dipped foam stamps into gesso to stamp the polka dots and swirls in the center. I sponged over the gesso dots and swirls with fire brick distress ink. I then added a few flourishes in black archival ink. I cut material to cover the entire inside but left a side seam allowance of 1/4" on both sides. Yeah, sticky back canvas makes projects fast and easy. I zipped off the backing and on went the fabric. Folded up the bottom and hand pressed the side edges together for a good seal. I added a little checkered ribbon trim on the inside to cover the side edges.
I used gold metallic dabber acrylic paint to add interest to the outside opening edge and black dabber acrylic paint for the sides. Embellished with plain white Prima paper flowers that I inked and stamped and finished with some final pearls. This whole project took less that 1 hour including drying times...and most of my time was spent selecting the combination of stamps, inks, and material.