Welcome, friends, to a brand new project. This is Piyanki here today. The ECD Design Teams are celebrating the season with home decor projects this month. I have created a beautiful canvas for you using the Gerbara Daisy from Susan’s Garden. I always enjoy using canvas boards because the surface is just right as a background for handcrafted flowers.
This time the canvas is partially covered with mixed media effects, a fitting backdrop for the bouquet.
Step 1 – The canvas measures 7″x 3.5″. Adapt to a different size as you choose.
Step 2 – Apply a thin coat of white Gesso on the canvas. Air dry or heat set it.
Step 3 – Apply a thick coat of Texture Paste to the center area of the canvas with a palette knife and scribble lines and marks into it while it’s wet to create texture. Air dry or heat set it.
Step 4 – Spray a bit of water over the canvas and then randomly spray with watercolor or other paint mists. Heat set between colors and repeat till you like the effect.
Step 5 – Die cut enough pieces to make two Gerbera Daisies plus leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Shade all pieces with inks or coloring medium of choice. (Shown: Plum Archival Ink for the flowers.)
Step 6 – Using Susan’s metal tool set and the molding mat, shape each all petals and leaves.
Step 7 – Assemble the flowers. Add some Prills to the center.
Step 8 – Use Multi Medium Matte to add some Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the canvas. Apply a bit more of the Medium and add some Prills, leaving the center area of the canvas free for the flowers and leaves.
Step 9 – Adhere the flowers and leaves at an angle toward the center of the canvas.
Step 10 – Die cut 2 pieces of White Soft Finish Cardstock using the Romantic Corner die set. from the Romantic Corner die using soft finish card stock.
Step 11 – Adhere the decorative lace, using the smaller corner piece at the upper left, the larger piece at the bottom right.
Step 12 – Display on a small easel or add a picture hanger to the back of the canvas.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Multi medium Mat