Today I created a cute canvas for my front hall shelf. This is my version of the washi tape snowman. (Originally created by Christy Tomlinson.) I used a 6x12 canvas and a variety of tapes. When I make a canvas I use just plain, cheap acrylic paints from AC Moore or Michaels. I drip the paint around the canvas and smear it around the canvas. I do use a latex type glove to move the paint. Then I use a heat gun to dry it. I use Gesso and a sponge/bubble wrap to add texture (snow) to the canvas.
Then I picked out a nice selection of tapes
to use for my snowman. I taped them down on the canvas like I was stacking packages or blocks. I put a good coat of Modge Podge over the tape to make sure they stick down.
Next I took my favorite Faber Castell Big Brush markers and colored/shaded around each of the boxes. You can use paint for this step too.
Finally I added stamps, rub-ons, and doodled all over the canvas. I added some more white sponging around to make it look like it is snowing on the canvas. Don't forget to give your snowman some arms and a cute face.