Jennifer Snyder here showcasing how cool shakers can be when added to a canvas.
It’s simple to make your own home decor mixed media piece.


While this looks complex and difficult,  I think the hardest part was letting the pieces dry.
Scroll down and I’ll tell you how easy this was to make using Creative Embellishments shakers and chipboard designs, and some shaker mix.


Here are the chipboard pieces I used for this 8×8 canvas board.  
skull shaker
Gears 1 inch
steam punk skulls
The Chipboard Treatment
The chipboard pieces, including all the layers of the shaker, were painted with vanilla colored acrylic paint using a dry natural sea sponge.  I like using a dry sea sponge to dab paint onto the chipboard for a  sort of dappled , uneven effect.  I didn’t want complete coverage  from a paintbrush.
After the vanilla acrylic paint dried, I added a little silver paint to the gears and the steampunk skull.  Nothing fancy – just touches here and there. The skull shaker has shaker mix from Buttons Galore.
The Canvas Board
The canvas board used is a simple 8inx8in white canvas board. Nothing fancy was done  – just spray black or charcoal mist  and then heat dry with my heat gun.
Next I glued the chipboard to the canvas and added sequins here and there.  Last finishing touch, I bought a frame for the canvas and removed the glass.


Check out all the shakers from Creative Embellishments here.

Thank you for stopping and happy crafting.

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