4×4 Mini Canvas

Today I’m sharing this cute little mini canvas with you! This 4×4 natural canvas is from CANVAS CORP BRANDS. They have a variety of sizes of blank canvases, but these little 4x4s are perfect for photos, paints, kids crafts, or home decor! I chose to use this little canvas as a way to showcase one of my daughter’s 9mo photos.

Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.          Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.

First, I took the little canvas and added some Mod Podge in order to hold some patterned paper I have. After I added the glue and my paper, I added a little more Mod Podge over the paper just to make sure it was securely adhered down.

Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.          Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.

I used some of this fun woodgrain paper that I grabbed on sale at Hobby Lobby. I tore it to make the edges look worn and tattered. I added some to the bottom of the canvas, a little on the top, and I also made sure to wrap it around the sides.

Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.          Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.

Next, I made some flowers to embellish with by using my TIM HOLTZ TATTERED FLOWERS DIES. I cut them out of some plain cardstock, and then used my BRUTUS MONROE APRICOT SURFACE INK to color them.

I also spritzed them with a little IRIDESCENT GOLD GLIMMER MIST for some more added shimmer!

Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.          Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.

Next, I grabbed my JUTE CORD from CCB, and looped it around several times and then tied it off to create a circle “frame”. I then used some BRUTUS MONROE CRAFT GLUE to glue it down onto my canvas. In order to hold it in place while drying, I set my acrylic stamping block on top.

Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.          Mini mixed media canvas. Canvas Corp Brands + Brutus Monroe. Marie Nicole Designs.

Next was the fun part- embellishing! I layered my flowers on around my jute frame, and also added a little butterfly that I stamped and embossed on vellum. I used the BRUTUS MONROE BUTTERFLY SENTIMENTS stamp set along with one of their new colored embossing powders- EMERALD. Such a gorgeous color!

I then added my little 2×2 photo, and a clear sticker that reads, “love”.

Mixed media mini canvas with baby girl photo. Marie nicole designs

Mini mixed media photo canvas. Marie Nicole Designs.

I really love the soft look of this canvas and how it turned out! I love finding creative ways to display photos. This little canvas is on one of my shelves in my dining room hall!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Julia Cotrim says:

    Precious! Love it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Thank you so much Julia!

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