It’s time for another E-Team “It’s Better with Color” Blog Hop.  This month we are using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas and Acrylic Paints.

Before I get started with my project, let’s talk about the hop some.  Here’s what will be happening during the hop:

  • Three random winners from E-Team blogs will be chosen.  These three winners will each receive a Claudine Hellmuth Mini Acrylic Paint Set along with some other eclectic Paperie goodies
  • Visit the eP Blog and leave a comment to get a chance to win a $25 eclectic Paperie voucher.   Tell us about any tips or techniques you have tried using acrylic paints . . . we want to know.
  • You have until Thursday, September 1st to leave comments.
  • Winners will be announced on the eP Blog on Friday, September 2nd

The E-Team participating today are:

Daisy Sparks – The eP Blog
Broni Holcombe
Latrice Murphy
Linda Duke
Linda Ledbetter
Micki Harper
Starla Nelson

Now that I have all that covered, we can talk about my project.  My daughter, Mallory (the little princess . . . so she thinks), has been pestering me for over a year to make a wall hanging for her room at school.  I don’t know why I’ve been putting it off, probably because I thought it wouldn’t turn out well and would be too difficult to pull off.   WELL, when I saw what this challenge/hop would be, I made up my mind to give her wall hanging a try.

Here is what I started with.


A 1×8 1/4” scrap piece of wood that was painted black.

A piece of Sticky-Back Canvas was taped down to the craft sheet and painted with Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paints.


I started with Sky Blue then dry brushed Painterly Pink and Landscape Green randomly over the canvas.  By the end of the project I had also added Classic Teal and more of the Painterly Pink.

Because of the sentiment Mallory requested for the wall hanging, there just HAD to be some type of princess . . . SO . . . Suzi Blu’s Broke My Heart image from Unity was stamped in Ranger Archival Jet Black on another piece of Sticky-Back Canvas.


This is not the actual image I used, I messed her up painting . . . you know how little drops of paint can get on your finger and when you touch the canvas . . . . Well anyway, the dress was painted with Classic Teal and the hearts Painterly Pink.  I used Canvas White with the teal to make the color not so bold.

I have to tell you that I didn’t like the ragged edge of the canvas once I cut it away from the board, so I decided to make a black border.  Here’s what YOU DON’T WANT TO DO!


I thought it would be real easy to mark off 1/4” from the sides, place painters tape across the canvas and paint a Charcoal Black strip.  NOPE IT WASN’T.  The paint bled under the fibers of the canvas and left a very sloppy edge.  TO THE RESCUE . . .


a ruler and permanent black marker.  Lines were marked again a little more than 1/4” from each side, the ruler was placed along the lines and then the border drawn by placing the marker along the ruler edge and pulling.  PERFECT!

Now, here’s the final project all put together including the handwritten sentiment.


Can you see how dark the trim is on the dress?  That is the Classic Teal in its original form (no white added).  Highlights on the dress and around the hearts were drawn with a Gelly Roll Stardust marker.  The rhinestones are from Want2Scrap and are self-adhesive.  When I finished the wall hanging I sent Mallory a picture via text . . .  she LOVES it!  WOO HOO!!!!!

That’s all I have for you today except . . .  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to visit my fellow E-Team members!


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45 Responses to “It’s Better With Color Part 6!”

  1. this is awesome, thanks for sharing so many great ideas….everybody needs a black marker…perfection!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Love it… and I hope that your daughter is as proud of this as she can be… what a wonderful gift… Love, Light and Peace…Bonnie

  3. Love this idea!!

  4. Love it!

  5. Just scrolled back to the top to read the details (was too focused on the wall hanging :-) and see there’s a chance to win a prize. Have to admit that a black marker has come in handy for me too whenever big boo boos were made on something special. Also, I never realized the quality difference between acrylic paints until I found a brand that cost a lot more than I normally spend. I’m guessing Claudine’s paints are a good quality, or you wouldn’t use them on your project.

  6. Don’t we all think this? I love it!

  7. What a fun piece! I love that you started with a chunk of wood. You rock, girl!

  8. Love this & the Suzi Blu stamp. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

  9. i think the princes will be the envy of the dorm w this wall hanging. love those colors

  10. Very cute Idea! Love it!

  11. This was an awesome project! Get ready to do more for your daughter’s friends. Love your website!

  12. Love this! Can you make one for me, too? Your princess is a lucky young lady!

  13. I, too, have a princess! She is 4 months old and I have to do something like this for her bedroom. Thanks for a great idea!

  14. What a fun project! Can’t wait to get my paints – I ordered from Daisy a few days ago and it’s all your fault! LOL!! How timely is this?! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  15. fabulous job – I love this one perfect for my daughter too. Thank you for sharing this! Inspiring.

  16. I’m sure your daughter was tickled that you made this wall hanging for her. I surely do like it! I’m looking for a cape and a tiara, too!!

  17. Great job! So g lad your daughter likes it! I have never used these paints but maybe I will get the chance to try them some day!

  18. I call my daughter “Princess” because that makes me Queen. I love this. Sharon

  19. too cute, and love your studded border too!

  20. I love your project, thanks for sharing it. I have several princesses in my life.

  21. What a quick and easy project, Sherry! And you can add any saying to it so you could make one for anyone.

  22. This is so cute, she will love it.

  23. Sherry, this is such a cute wall hanging. I love that sentiment…

  24. Hi Sherry! that is so durn cute!! I have 4 princesses, aka granddaughters! I need to see what I can come up with. You are so talented and I love reading your blogs..almost like having a chit-chat :) I have been intimidated by acrylic paints when it came to painting a picture on canvas. I can feel some itchy fingers wanting to try something like that. Living in the ‘sticks’ I have no hopes of finding any Claudine Hellmuth paints around here. Will have to do some surfing. Looks like you had quite the adventure with the project :)
    Thanks a bunch Sherry!

  25. How stinkin’ fun is this piece! Love it.

  26. Beautiful wall hanging I’m sure your daughter will love it . Thanks for sharing

  27. Your project reminds me of a marquee!! So awesome and creative!! I’m not surprised–I follow you on Splitcoast as well, and have seen how talented you are!! Great project!!

  28. Love the quote for the wall hanging.

  29. That is just too cute. No wonder she loves it! And that stamp is one of my current favorites.

  30. What a cute hanging! I love using paints because they are so versatile! Thanks for sharing your Does and don’ts! That way we can avoid some errors.

  31. I have no doubt that she loves it!!! Perfect quote for all females.

  32. Ha! That’s awesome! Thanks for the tutorial (and the enabling)!

  33. wonderful Sherry!
    Sandra ltb

  34. Sweet! Love your color choices!

  35. Fabulous project!!

  36. just goes to show you that all “mistakes” have a remedy. cute plaque for your daughter. i agree with whoever said that you need to start making more for your daughter’s friends!

  37. I know some Girl Scouts that would like to do this project. Thanks for giving me the inspiration. I’m sure ours won’t be as good as yours and we will try a little different variation.

  38. Sherry, I love that blue and black together, great color combo. The Suzi Blu stamp is adorable with your saying also. This turned out to be a great Home Decor piece. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

  39. I LOVE how you painted that background! And the Sharpie frame was a genius idea!! What a great work of art!

  40. A black marker can fix so many things. Love your wall hanging. As a matter of fact I love many of your projects. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  41. That is exactly what I need…… I love it….. and love how you ‘rescued’ it with the Marks A Lot. I bet she loved it….. of course, I’d be happy to give it a place of honor (hehehehe).

    You could sell those by the dozen….. :-)

  42. What a great idea. I know your daughter will love it!

  43. Very cute project! Great idea and I am sure your daughter will know how special it is. Thanks for sharing.

  44. What a fun project for your daughter’s room! And I love how others share their fixes for any ‘oops’ moments!

  45. This came out so cute!! I live the princess theme! One tip! If you want instead of taping down the SB to the craft sheet you can just remove the paper backing and stick it in place!

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