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Freedom Canvas

by: Pam Bray
June 16, 2016

Freedom Canvas

Hi! Pam here today on the DecoArt Media Blog sharing with you my "Freedom" Canvas. I just can't help myself every time I see our flag or stars, I think how blessed we are for all the freedom we have.

Items needed :

  • Americana DuraClear Varnishes 8oz - DuraClear Ultra Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cerulean Blue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cadmium Red Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paint - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt/Andy Skinner Shedded Stencil
  • Stampendous/Andy Skinner Curiosity Stamp
  • #12 Flat Paint Brush
  • 8" x 8" Canvas
  • Prima Junkyard Findings Metal Corners
  • Celebrate It Metal Star
  • Craft Embellishment Flower
  • Glossy Accent
  • Palette Knife

Instructions :

Begin by first painting your canvas with Cerulean Blue, dry.

Randomly brush strokes of Cadmium Red Hue over prepared canvas, dry.

Repeat with Titanium White.

Seal prepared canvas with Ultra Matte Varnish, dry.

Apply light coat of Crackle Paint over prepared canvas, dry.

Stamp with circle image from Curiosity Stamp Set using Carbon Black paint, dry.

Stamp background image from Curiosity Stamp set with Carbon Black Paint.

Paint inside of circles with a wash of Cadmium Red Hue, dry.

Shade around inside edges of circles with Cadmium Red Hue, dry.

Paint over canvas with a wash of Cerulean Blue, dry.

Shade around prepared circles with Cerulean Blue, dry.

Lay Shedded Stencil to top of prepared canvas, apply Crackle Paste to top with palette knife, dry.

Adhere metal star and flower to center of prepared canvas.

To finish Canvas, adhere metal corners to canvas.

I hope you have enjoyed my "Freedom" Canvas. 

Hugs, Pam.

Be sure to visit Scrapbook Flair for more projects and to learn more about Pam Bray.


It's so unique for a patriotic canvas Pam and I just adore it plus love the name FREEDOM CANVAS - perfect. Yummy background and lovely finished creation! Xj.


June 16, 2016

Wonderful canvas, Pam, and I love the colors, the detail, and the star. We are so fortunate to live in this country, and your piece celebrates that beautifully.

Barbara Rankin

June 16, 2016

Oh Pam, this is so gorgeous! I love how you did the background to resemble the flag, and all the techniques are so amazing. Fabulous job!

Barbara Rankin

June 17, 2016

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