I made these canvases for my daughters' bedrooms (each personalized with her name on it)
I got my inspiration from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Live with Prima class on April 19th. (you can watch the recorded class at livewithprima.com) First step is to paint a back ground color(s) on the canvas (I used an 8"x10" canvas that I got at Hobby Lobby for about $3 for a pack of 2) I painted this one with a light blue acrylic and a medium pearl blue acrylic. Let it dry and in the mean time take some patterned paper and tear it into strips and pieces (I used Prima Shabby Chic collection papers for both canvases) When the paint is dry, apply Mod Podge to the pieces of papers and a glue them down to the canvas leaving a little space in between to show the background color (kinda like tile grout) When the Mod Podge dried I then sprayed overall with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (for this one I used Piece of Heart because of the turquoise/aqua blue color) Again, let dry. Now you're ready to embellish. I added some Prima lace that I had sprayed with Glimmer Mist (sunshine) to give it a shimmery gold color.
I also used Prima flowers (the large white one was colored with more Glimmer Mist (piece of heart and tutti fruiti) applied with a paintbrush for a more concentrated color and finally sprayed all over with dazzling diamonds GM.
This cluster of flowers is from the Prima Spice Rack collection. The larger daisies were red and I sponged a little white ink on them to give them a shabby chic look to match the papers I used. The leaves are Prima rose leaves.
The butterflies were fussy cut from the paper and i only glued them down in the middles of their tiny bodies so that I could bend up the wings for more dimension.
The letter's of their names are chipboard that I covered in more of the Prima Shabby Chic paper. I sanded the edges of each one and then inked them (these ones in white).
For Marlee's canvas I followed the same steps, this time using purple acrylic paint as my base color, spraying with tutti fruiti Glimmer Mist and the flowers on hers are Prima E line white flowers that I colored with Glimmer Mist again using the brush on technique (tutti fruiti and popsicle) The large flower is a Prima Wrinkle Rose (lightly misted with tutti fruiti GM) The tiny little purple roses are from the mini rose bouquets. The lace on this one is also made by Prima, that I Glimmer Misted. The chipboard letters were sanded and inked with purple.
Marlee's canvas seems to be a bit of pink and purple overkill, but those are her favorite colors and she wouldn't have it any other way. After all, I made these for them and their rooms.