Hi, and Happy Monday!
I have a canvas project to share with you today. It started out as a two canvas project, but I poured a cup of tea over one of them, so it ended up with one… *sigh* Anyway, the one I saved ended up really nice on it’s own, so I’m happy anyway. :)
The fun thing about working on canvas is that you use what you’ve got and mix and match it. :)
I started with painting a piece of vintage news paper with white Gesso. I used a thin layer to let the newsprint show through. A side not - This paper is special, it’s London Times from 1815 announcing the end of the Napoleonic wars. (I’m a history geek, but in this case, my crafting obsession took over!)
Then I stamped my Wild Rose and colored it with distress inks (I used both distress refillers and the pens – Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint) and cut it out.
The canvas got some work done too. I started with painting it with gesso which gives a good surface to work with. Then I stamped 18th century Proclamation with Victorian Velvet and added some modeling paste to give it all some texture. I finished it off with some more gesso, a real thin layer.
I also misted some green metallic mist on the canvas before adding the cut out rose. I used the Scrap Happy Glue both as glue and as a protection cote. When doing this I added some water to the glue to make it slightly thinner.
While still wet I poured You’re So Fine Glitter - Diamond Clear Cool Highlight over it all. A girl likes her glitter! :)
And when it had dried I went over the canvas first with some more white thin gesso, and then with some Distress ink, vintage photo. As a finish I added a metallic piece and some lace around it all.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Wild Rose, 18th Century Proclamation and Fabulous Phrases.
Ink: Versa fine – Onyx black, Distress inks – Victorian velvet, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' - You’re So Fine Glitter – Diamond Clear Cool Highlight,
Other: Stretched Canvas, Metallic frame from Tim Holtz, m CC Hobby. Mist from Maya Road. Gesso and Modeling Paste