Reported by Jenny Chesnick
I had the pleasure of discovering this company at 2010 Winter CHA in Anaheim, CA. They are family owned and operated company and while this was not their first CHA, it was the first time they appeared in the Scrapbooking and Paper crafts section of the show. Their website is mainly geared toward the interior design segment of their business. You can find updates on their crafting wares on their facebook fan page. Their product line includes canvas, burlap, thinstock, cardstock, thickstock, wood frames, metals, vintage pins, spools, cork & tacks. You can see many more photos of their scrapbooking and craft products on my original review here.
I picked up several pieces of their product to work with, including a raw piece of 30″x 36″ canvas, painted clothespins, and a 12″ x 12″ doubled up scrapbook “page.” These canvas mini banners were my very favorite item in the ENTIRE show! If you have not been on the banner craze these may change your mind. They come in packs of 3 and 2 banners sewn together. So technically you could pull them apart and use them singly. The banner measures 4 inches on the long side and 3.5 along the top. They are raw canvas and can be sprayed and painted without issue.
Originally I started out with Ranger Masks and spraying the word Family on the banner. This photo shows that the canvas took the spray, sewing and masking without issue. I didn’t like how the letter was not defined so I used a Marvy Marker to outline the masked letter. The marker did not bleed or run even after spraying with Glimmer Mist a second time.
The canvas held up nicely and so I turned it over! to try again. So on the second go around I used some fabric to embellish the canvas. On these pieces I re-sprayed, sewed and sewed and glued onto the same banners from before. No issues what so ever, the banner held up much nicer then I believe a normal piece of fabric would have. It took all of my abuse and came out delightfully!
- Cute designs & fresh ideas
- Crafting, Sewing and Scrapbooking versitility
- The Canvas is “raw” so you can paint, spray and sew with it
- Cost for the banners seen above is $2.00(MSRP). If you were to separate the pieces you get 6 total banners
- Hard to locate a retailer who sells their wares
- Website is not geared toward crafting
- No blog for inspirational ideas, but you can follow their projects on their facebook page
Has anyone had the chance to play with these canvas goodies? I would love to see what you have created and here your stories!
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