Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Do you have a quote that you have used a lot over time? I have a couple of favorites…

“That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more” Popeye.  

And this one… “I love you to the moon and back again”.

My Popeye quote may end up on a canvas someday but for today as a gift to my son, I’ve created this canvas for my grandbaby Melody’s room. I really like the 6×6 size and think it would look really cute on an easel.


I just love neutrals and this canvas came together really quickly. I find when I’m designing in my comfort zone, it is extremely easy! I’ve used the Tim Holtz Letterpress alpha’s along with some Engraver collection paper from Prima.


I typed my quote out and printed it onto card stock. This is an easy “cheat” when you have something personal to add to your projects.


I wanted to think outside the canvas and adding these hanging die cut stars was just what I was looking for.

I’ve shot a video of the entire process, you can view it below or on our YouTube Channel HERE.


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I hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun DIY project, stay tuned!

  1. The way you did it seems so easy but I think it’s going to be challenging for me. It is super lovely!

  2. We love this quote in our family too. It’s evolved into a whole dialogue… to the moon and back, to the stars, to infinity, to infinity and beyond… it just keeps going as long as my daughter can think of a new further distance ( and extend bedtime tuck-in time;) Maybe one day I will be gracing the walls of her child’s room with a ‘To the Moon and Back art canvas too.

  3. My youngest son Cody and I used to say, “I love you to the moon and back” every night when I tucked him into bed. He is now 23 but still says it sometimes! He even bought me a wooden sign with it written on it for Xmas last year.

  4. This is so very beautiful. What a treasure for your family to have and remember that sweet phrase with. I totally enjoyed seeing how you made it on the video too. It’s so helpful to see the hands on parts … makes me feel a little braver about trying things. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Snoopy :D

  5. This is just a gorgeous little project and one that is so adaptable and versatile. I may just be tempted to get a few of the small canvases after seeing this!! Thanks for the ideas!!

  6. I have never really been into the mixed media but this is super cute and something I need to try for myself.

  7. I can’t even begin to tell you how much this canvas inspires me and how much I absolutely LOVE it and want it. I think its just to die for. So wonderful and creative. Your family will surely love it too.

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