Hey everyone, I am here with a backlit canvas I made as a present :) I really love creating these backlit canvases because they feel so special and so versatile-changing the image you use on the front changes the feeling of each piece.
I begin by getting hold of some LED fairy lights (they don't burn hot so are safe to use in a project such as this!) and sewing them into the back of a canvas. I glue some areas of stitching too to make sure it stays secure.
Next I create my front panel. I used linen look cardstock because it is quite thick and it looks similar to the plain canvas below.
I die cut some of the butterflies from the canvas panel. I also die cut extra little ones and used a punch for a couple too. (The X-Cut butterfly dies/stamps are my favourites because I adore butterflies and can create so many different looks!)
I then stamped these with coloured ink and heat embossed with clear embossing enamel.
Next I glued the front panel on and then attached the butterflies where I wanted them (making sure the ones that were die cut from the panel were in the right place.
Lastly I added gems and pricked out flight paths with a needle into the cardstock and through the canvas.
I have tried to share what it looks like as the day goes by-in the daytime without the lights on, in the evening with the lights on in the room, and at night with the room lights off.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Critters and Creatures: Anything Goes
As you like it: Favourite Die and Why
Hanna and Friends: Butterflies
Creative Artiste: Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
My Time to Craft: Summertime
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!