Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Smile Often

A friend of mine gave me two of these canvases and I sat starting at them for ages.

Then I started watching Youtube and came across what I now refer to as "Full up" canvases such as Luvleescrappin  and Finnabair make (The links will take you to Youtube)

This is a picture of my daughter from years ago.  I created some texture using a couple of stencils and texture paste.  When the texture paste was dry I started adding the other elements.  After sticking everything down I covered the picture with a coating of matt gesso and the rest of the canvas with gesso.  I then sprayed with mica mists.  I went over some of the elements with watered down vintage photo distress ink re-inker to add definition.  I added some blue embossing powder to the peacock and butterfly

The great thing about doing a canvas is that if you don't like a little bit you can gesso it and recolour.

I am entering my canvas for the WINGS challenge over at Crafty-emblies as I have used a number of their lovely embellishments on this. 


  1. WOW i LOVE what you have done to that (not very nice ) canvas .... great job ... I think you have done a fabulous job xxxx

    Thank you for joining us over at Crafty-Emblies

    Tina DTxxxx

  2. I love this lots... yummy! TFS over at CE this month and hope to see you join in future challenges
    Elaine CEDT

  3. i really love this hun really good job . glad you could join us over at Crafty Emblies x seema CEDT

  4. Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining the Crafty-Emblies challenge! Jane, Crafty-Emblies DT

  5. This is just fabulouse, what a fantastic canvas.

    Thank you for coming over and joining in with our challenge 'Wings' at Crafty Emblies

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca (Crafty Emblies DT Member)


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