Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What the heck is a Cereal Box Canvas?

"What the heck is a Cereal Box Canvas?" you ask.  I cut a Cheerios box to the size I wanted and then primed it with gesso like it was a real canvas.  I used it to get over my canvas fear. This drip background has been sitting here for two weeks waiting for a focal point.  

I am so excited because my Donna Downey Unity Stamps arrived today.  I knew these large poppies were what I've been waiting for all this time. I stamped them with Versa Mark and embossed with Yellow Commotion Embossing Powder. 

I wanted some large happy words to go with the flowers.  I used an embossing pen and hand wrote the word rather large.  Then embossed them in the same yellow.

Over all, this piece represents happy for me.  Bright colors and big bold flowers and words.  Just looking at it brings a smile to my face.

Link to: Creative Everyday, APR, Art journal Every Day, Anything But a Card


  1. Superb!! What is an embossing pen? I want one!! :0)

  2. Wow I think your fear is gone! This is wonderful. The brightness sings. Thank you ofr joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

  3. I love your bright happy yellow flowers and the background. It would make a beautiful commercial greeting card, that's how good it is. I enjoyed the lift it gave my heart - thanks.

  4. I love this bright and cheery page Boo. I really love poppies too! Well done! :)

  5. This is so bright and cheerful, it has me smiling. Love the poppies.

  6. Love this piece and love using cereal boxes, they make great journals too! Happy PPF

  7. You have a wonderful handwriting! Boo, I like the whole thing, the background is so rich and the poppies remind me of my yellow poppies on my fb title! I love it!

  8. you surely canNOT go wrong with Cheerios, Boo!! brilliant and wondrous!!

  9. Love the colors I love costco cheerios boxes for artwork...

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Love the silhouettes of the flowers in the unexpected yellow!
    Very bright and happy!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. I will teach you. This one is easy. Bring your own cereal box. :)
      Let me know when you wanna play.

  12. Great canvas! Love the colours and those poppies are perfect. MMx

  13. Love all the primary colors! Beautiful!

  14. Beautiful! The poppy stencil looks amazing against the colourful drippy background:)