I prettified this canvas real quick for Valentine's Day and thought I'd share some photos and words with you :)
You will need.
6x8 Canvas Panel - I got mine from the art supplies store, super cheap. Less than $2.
Dark Cornflower Blue Mist
Kraft cardstock - I used scraps. I'm sure you have some lying around.
Heart Stamp, Maya Road Pins and OA Red polka dot paper from WhoDunIt.
Making Memories - Paper Shreds Findings, Martha Stewart - Die Cut Lace tag, American Crafts - Letterbox Frame, Hambly - Stitches Rub On and Basic Grey - Origins Micro Monogram Stickers from Baker's Dozens and its Add On Kits.
Stazon - Timber Brown.
A teeny bit of yellow colored cardstock.
Martha Stewart - Classic butterfly Punch.
Red Embossing Powder.
Sable Brown Paint
I started with a blank canvas.
Then sprayed Orange mist all over it. The color will be pretty intense at this point. Don't worry about it, we will tame it down with gesso.
Waited 10 minutes, then slapped some gesso on it and went to town. You can use plastic knife (think McDonald's pancakes breakfast LOL) or like me, just use your fingers. You can see that most of the orange is now gone. I like to scrape the gesso thin at places so you can see the orange-ish underneath. Don't worry about getting it perfect, that's the whole point of using your fingers/ plastic knife.
Close up. I also sprayed a little Hydrangea mist, very little, from afar, as I just wanted little droplets of the blue on there. You can now use heat-gun if you want. I just left mine to dry while I made dinner for the girls.
When it's dried up, I sprayed some Lemon mist and (again) Orange mist, randomly and used heat gun on the whole canvas. Making sure I keep it moving to avoid bubbling up of the gesso. I sometime do that on purpose, but not this time.
Stamped and embossed the heart three times on kraft cardstock. Adhered to canvas panel.
Stazon-ed the Origins Micro Monogram Stickers to change their color.
Misted the Martha Steward Die Cut Lace tag - Dark Cornflower blue, arranged the letters to my liking. Punched two butterflies from the red polka dot paper and yellow cardstock, painted the AC letterbox frame - Sable Brown.
I also applied some Hambly stitches rub on on the hearts and scattered some cut up words from Making Memories Paper Shreds.
I promise you, it looks harder than it really is. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did. It's so much fun!
Let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help!