Sticky Back Canvas Tutorial

Welcome to a wonderful Wednesday!

Today I am going to share with you a technique for working with sticky back canvas.  If you’ve never used it, you must get yourself some soon, it is so fun to play with.  I am going to show you how to make a card, but you can certainly incorporate this technique into a mini album by making the sticky back canvas part of your pages.

Here is the card:


To make this card you will need:

Echo Park sticker banner, pink patterned paper.

Sticky Back Canvas

1/2 sheet of Kraft Cardstock

A Stamp Set (snowflakes)

Red Ink (I used Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder)

Clear Embossing Powder

Versamark or embossing ink

A Heat Gun

Red/White Bakers Twine




You will start with cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock in half and folding if for the base of your card. Then, trim a piece of sticky back canvas to 5 1/4 x 4. I pulled the strings that tend to hang off to get a jagged type edge. You can just trim them with scissors if you don’t want a jagged type edge.

Take out your stamp set and have it ready to stamp on the canvas, here is one of my stamps:



Plug in your heat gun and have it ready.

Place your sticky back canvas on a sheet of scrap paper. Place your snowflake stamp in the embossing ink and then stamp it on the canvas. You can do this several times and then quickly sprinkle a good amount of clear embossing powder over the images. Pick the canvas up and tap to remove excess powder. If you have several different snowflake stamps, take turns using them and sprinkling the embossing powder. NOTE: You don’t want to leave the embossing ink on the canvas long before sprinkling the embossing powder or it will dry.

Here is what it will look like with one stamp:

Here is what it looks like once you have stamped the entire canvas and sprinkled the powder on:




Once you have the canvas covered with stamps and embossing powder, heat up the images. You will see the powder raise and melt. The snowflakes become less apparent:

Now take your ink and either a make up applicator wedge or Tim Holtz Distress Tool and apply ink starting with the edges of the canvas and working your way in:


Once you have ink covering the entire canvas, take a paper towel and rub the snowflakes to remove the ink from them. They will become more defined.

Heat the canvas with your heat tool to dry it.

Once cooled, remove the adhesive off the back and place it on your card base:




You now have a card base ready to embellish.

I took my stamp set and stamped a frame on the sticky back canvas.

Next, I stamped JOY inside the frame.

I cut it out and trimmed off the right edge and added it to my card.

I then added the sticker banner, a cut out heart, an asterisk wooden piece and bling.

Tie bakers twine around the spine of the card.

To finish I gave it a light spray of Calico Shine and now it’s ready to give this Christmas!



Products used:

Kraft Cardstock: Bazzil

Sticky Back Canvas: Ranger

Stamp Set: Ippity Stamps (division of Unity)

Ink: Jenni Bowlin Chili Pepper

Sticker Banner: Echo Park

Patterned Paper cut into a heart: Echo Park

Asterisk wooden piece: Studio Calico

Bling: unknown

Red/White Bakers Twine: The Twinery

Shine Spray: Studio Calico Calico Shine Spray


I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow, filled with fabulous food and loved ones.

If you create using the technique be sure and link it back here so we can all enjoy your creations!

Happy Wednesday!

Amy Sotolongo