Would you believe this canvas was created using a digital stamp? It was! Seriously! The digital stamp that inspired me is Silent Night Digital Stamp from Arty Pants Digital Stamps and is available at The DigiChick. It just released today!!! So it's on sale right now! Hurry to grab it for yourself!
The wonderful designer created these stamps in several sizes so they can easily be used for cards, scrapbooking or even to create wall art. She also provides layered versions of each stamp, so you can easily clip digital papers to them!
The canvas I used is a 9x12, it was already stretched on the wood base. I mixed a few paints to get a blue color that I was happy with, then painted a few layers on the canvas. While that was drying, I used the 8x10 version of the stamp. I brought it into Silhouette Studio and traced it to create cut lines. I cut it from matte white Oracal vinyl (outdoor). The stars are from 2 different Silhouette shapes available from Silhouette. Nativity (shape 52103) and Wise men still seek him (shape 35315). I cut the stars from gold vinyl.
I wanted the canvas to have a slight aged/primitive look to it. So I took some white ink and dabbed it around the edges to give it an aged effect. I then layered the vinyl, the gold stars first then the white letters on top.
Now I've got a beautiful holiday wall art to help us stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas!