Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fun With Canvas Panels--Art Every Day, Day 27

I was in Michael's at some point this summer before school started. They had a display of student art supplies where I found the coolest stack of 10, 5 x 7 canvas panels for about $5.  How do you pass up a deal like that even if you don't have the foggiest notion what you'll do with them?!

And then I got a notion.  And then I got shortness of breath contemplating the fun-ness.  And then I found Dick Blick's Art Supplies.  And then this happened:

There are forty-eight 5 x 7 canvas panels there.  "What," you ask, "are you planning to do with ALL of those??"

"Excellent question," I reply.  "I'm going to make THESE!!!"

They are little original artwork cards on canvas panels.  I'm calling them Art Cards.  They are art and gifts and cards all in one.  They are sweet and fun and mailable!!  The backs are blank so a personal message can be included.  I think I'm in love. :)

And then there was a quandry.  If I want people to be able to mail them, they'll need an envelope.  I could probably buy envelopes that will fit a 5 x 7 canvas panel.  And I might end up doing that.  But I've made envelopes before and thought it might be fun to create matching envelopes for my Art Cards.  I have stacks of scrapbook papers and card stock two feet high.  Scrapbook card stock is the perfect size and weight to make nice, durable envelopes.

Come back tomorrow for a tutorial on how to make your own envelopes!  I'm heading over to Etsy to list at least one of these cards. :)

Praying the Lord blesses you today with sweet dreams and an abundance of fun-ness.

<3 Lori 


  1. They are really cool, Lori! Good job!

  2. I think you should make a Christmas design, have the design printed on card stock, and sell them (to me) to use for Christmas cards!


  3. love this, especially the little brown bird!

  4. What a great idea! I have a few of these little canvas panels (boards) at home and I'm currently working on 2 of them to give as Christmas gifts. I love the idea of them being used as card though!

  5. Great idea!!! I love these sooo much!

  6. Great idea, and I'm sure so much fun to make. Go You!

  7. Awesome idea! What a great way to give a person art!

  8. You're so SMART! Love them:). I'm going to have to stalk your etsy shop!


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