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Shabby Chic Canvas & Tag Featuring French Country

Posted by Graphic 45 08/09/2017 38 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

Thank you for being here G45ers. Today we have Aneta Matuszewska bringing us a perfectingly distressed French Country - DCE canvas and tag. Through her use of gesso and ink, Aneta has complemented the rustic aesthetic of the paper with a beautiful vintage look that makes it feel like this could have been a treasure rescued from a trunk out in an old barn after years of being lost and forgotten. Discover it for yourself below!


French Country canvas and tag for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 1.png

French Country Canvas & Tag

By Aneta Matuszewska


“Hello my dear blog friends,

Since I saw this amazing collection I knew I’d be making a shabby french-style canvas and tag. The outcome didn’t surprise me because that was exactly what I had in mind.

Crafting with G45 is like having your dreams come true:


French Country canvas and tag for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2.jpg


French Country canvas and tag for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 3.jpg


French Country canvas and tag for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 4.jpg


French Country canvas and tag for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 5.jpg


French Country canvas and tag for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6.jpg


French Country canvas and tag for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 7.jpg


To make your project shabbier, add a very thin layer of gesso on everything.

I’ve splashed a few drops of black ink for more vintage look.


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Thank you so much for all the love and have a crafty day!

Xoxo” ~Aneta Matuszewska


(FB prize April 14) Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

This week’s prize package features our Off to the Races collection, including an 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, Decorative Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, an ATC Book Box in black, and Shabby Chic Antique Metal Door Pulls, the total value of $40.   Just leave a comment here on the blog and/or Facebook to be entered to win.  Winner will be announced on Friday, August 11th on the blog.


Thanks for joining us for this fabulous, shabby chic celebration by Aneta Matuszewska, and thanks to her as well for providing the beautiful inspiration. We are so excited to have French Country back on store shelves in the form of a Deluxe Collector's Edition. If you do not have a store near you, make sure to check it out online at Let us know what other collections you would like to see return as DCEs in the comments below and remember each comment is a chance to win this week's blog prize. We will see you back here t0morrow for more G45 goodness. 


Happy Papercrafting!

38 Comment(s)

Eva Pimenta:
08/09/2017, 11:42:52 AM

Quem gosta, gosta sempre!

Pirjo Callies:
08/09/2017, 11:50:07 AM

Nice idea to use Gesso. French Country is so beautiful paper collection. Love it.

Jean Marmo:
08/09/2017, 11:50:32 AM

Simply gorgeous!!!

Kate LeBlanc:
08/09/2017, 12:01:07 PM

Such beautiful projects! I am working on a French Country card today and your projects couldn't have arrived at a better time for inspiration! Thanks G45!

Mathilde S.:
08/09/2017, 12:03:07 PM

I love that shabby schick vintage look.The blue in this collection is perfect for this.I just bought the deluxe collection and it is one of my favourite .

Kelly Bienvenu:
08/09/2017, 12:11:15 PM

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the canvas so much that I'm going to try and recreate it! Would love this hanging in my kitchen! thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent!!

08/09/2017, 12:30:43 PM


Jan D., FL:
08/09/2017, 12:48:26 PM

I just adore your products....great quality and the colors you use are to die for....wonderful.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Fabulous work, I love the collection and I so love the pretty layers and great details!

Cathy Skrehot:
08/09/2017, 01:22:32 PM

Love the French Country, the colors are so inspiring. And the rooster ain't bad, either :)

Theresa Bush:
08/09/2017, 01:28:50 PM

I just love the look of this. Makes a use-everyday item beautiful. These papers make me feel like I'm in France again!

08/09/2017, 01:30:50 PM, @marusaneeva

Прекрасное исполнение! Очень вдохновляет!

Tee Hall:
08/09/2017, 01:31:20 PM,

French country is so beautiful! I love all the gorgeous layers on the canvas and tag!

Marlena Hojda:
08/09/2017, 01:45:09 PM,

Piękne prace, słoneczniki są genialne, uwielbiam takie połączenia <3 trochę shabby, trochę french country i muśnięcie retro jestem urzeczona wykonaniem, pozdrawiam

Martie Rollin:
08/09/2017, 01:54:41 PM

Love all the rooster and sunflower images in French Country! One of my favorite collections for making cards. Lovely prize package!

08/09/2017, 02:00:38 PM


Deborah Rice:
08/09/2017, 02:03:06 PM

My kitchen is French Country and I use many roosters in the decor. Must get this collection!

Michelle Nettleton:
08/09/2017, 03:31:30 PM

Ooh, I adore the canvas! What's not to love with G45 French Country

Sandy Carroll:
08/09/2017, 03:57:00 PM

Wow, both projects are SOOO beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Sue LD:
08/09/2017, 04:16:56 PM

Very pretty. I like the sunflowers and the rustic, vintage look.

Glenda Buster:
08/09/2017, 04:56:39 PM

French Country is one of my favorite Graphic 45 collections ❤️! The vintage look you achieved with the gesso is fabulous.

Susan Vogt:
08/09/2017, 05:07:10 PM

Sweet inspiration of French Country. Love the vintage look.

Michele Lewis:
08/09/2017, 06:00:21 PM

I love the subdued look of this and the details are amazing! Thank you for sharing your project! I have started to keep a notebook with all these inspirational ideas in it! Thank you Graphic 45 for providing such and inspirational resource!

08/09/2017, 06:36:57 PM

What a beautiful project Aneta. Thank you G45 for such wonderful inspiration.

Natalie Godfrey:
08/09/2017, 08:58:17 PM

Your tag and canvas are adorable. Love the design.

Judy Phillips:
08/09/2017, 10:00:08 PM

Thank you for another beautiful project! Your papers and products are so beautiful! I love them!

Susan Vann:
08/09/2017, 10:24:47 PM

Love the French Country papers and ephemera. Love anything G45.

Teri Rice:
08/09/2017, 10:49:47 PM

I love that canvas would look great in my kitchen.

Karen Martin:
08/09/2017, 10:51:39 PM

Such beautiful workmanship! Love the subtle colors & the combination of natural materials & metal & the amazing layering. This blog is always an inspiration.

Connie Jackson:
08/09/2017, 11:12:12 PM

Thanks for sharing this beautiful French Country project. I would love to see ABC Primer in DCE!

Maryann Laursen:
08/09/2017, 11:49:42 PM,

Sooooo sooo beautiful. I just love this Vintage Shabby style here, it really looks gorgeous. Just stunning work here as usual.

Janet Ingraham:
08/10/2017, 06:16:25 AM

So lovely. Warms my heart.

Jodie Horvath:
08/10/2017, 07:36:11 AM

An amazing canvas!! Love the "shabby chic" style. The French Country papers are perfect for this look. As always, love the colors and the images.

08/10/2017, 08:13:18 AM

Fab project - French Country is one of my favourites. Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie Taylor:
08/10/2017, 10:14:25 AM

What a beautiful project made with one of my favorite G45 collections! I always look forward to seeing the different ideas from so many talented crafters.

Roseanna Sinclair:
08/10/2017, 01:23:04 PM, Etsy

Absolutely Exquisite!! Detailed to perfection! More please! My new project. Thanks.

Dianna Dean:
08/10/2017, 06:23:38 PM

This is beautiful! Great distressing technique!

C. barnes:
08/10/2017, 07:41:30 PM

Loving your cover, gorgeous. Your detailed explanation of your work is inspiring. Thank you Aneta!

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