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Sewing Pattern Collage Canvas

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
A nostalgic way to display sewing pattern paper and extra special embellishments on canvas.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sky Blue, 2 oz.
Item #465
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Dress form clip art
Foam paintbrush
8x10 canvas
Sewing pattern paper
Hot glue and glue gun
Velvet ribbon 1.25 yards 3/8” wide
Embellishments: paper flowers; flat pearls; fabric roses; rhinestones; appliqués.


1. Paint the canvas with Sky Blue paint. You will only need one coat of paint.

2. Cut the pattern paper into large chunky squares. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the canvas. Place the pattern paper on the canvas. Smooth the paper with your fingers. Apply a topcoat of Mod Podge over the pattern paper. Continue layering more pattern paper until the entire canvas is covered.

3. Apply a dress form clipart to the canvas by applying Mod Podge to the back of the clip art, place the dress form on the right side of the canvas. Smooth the clip art with your fingers. Topcoat with a layer of Mod Podge.

4. Using hot glue attach ribbon around the outer edge of the canvas. Add more embellishments to the canvas. For this design, flat backed pearls and a paper flower were glued to the center of the dress form. The left corner has a fabric appliqué, fabric roses, scrap paper layers and rhinestones. Attach embellishments with hot glue.

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