Puzzle Canvas

Puzzle Canvas

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 17th 2014

Create custom geometric art with Paper Effects.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • craft glue
    • hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • four 6" paper doilies
    • tissue paper
    • straight edge or ruler
    • black ribbon
    • assorted scrapbook paper
    • straw mesh
    • 15" x 30" canvas


    1. Thin Honey Brown with water. Use mix to do a wash over front and sides of canvas. Let dry.
    2. Measure and mark lines for an evenly-spaced 6" x 12" diamond pattern.
    3. Tear tan tissue paper into strips. Use Multi Purpose Sealer to decoupage tissue paper onto five areas and white doilies onto two areas. (Refer to photo for placement.) Let dry.
    4. Cut diamond shapes from scrapbook papers. Trim to fit sections. Adhere with craft glue.
    5. Cut six diamond shapes from straw mesh. Trim to fit sections. Use small dots of hot glue to adhere mesh over remaining open sections.
    6. Use Black Leading to stripe tan tissue sections. Allow to dry completely.
    7. Use Paper Effects Black Pearl to embellish a few areas on the scrapbook paper and make fine stripes on tan tissue sections.
    8. Use White Pearl to embellish doilies and other scrapbook paper.
    9. Use Golden Gold to embellish scrapbook paper.
    10. Use Golden Gold and White Pearl to outline random puzzle shapes. Let dry.
    11. Measure and cut 1/4 " black and gold ribbons to fit diagonally on canvas. Position and adhere.
    12. Measure and cut sheer black ribbon to go around sides of canvas. Position and adhere.