Today I am sharing with you an upcycled canvas that I made forThe Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge. Look at all that scrumptious texture! It was a very simple project as the texture was already on the canvas, I just had to make it look pretty.
I had covered this canvas with tissue paper a while back intending on doing an under the sea theme, but it just never happened. I lost interest and I put it aside until today! I wanted a textured canvas for a quick project and this was perfect. It took several coats to cover it as some of the tissue paper was bleeding through. I decided to embrace the color coming through and incorporate it into a bluish background.
I added some color with acrylic paint and a distress crayon. When that dried I stuck the floral embellishments and butterfly with some gel medium. I allowed them to dry and then outlined them with charcoal, gently blending with a stiff brush before sealing with spray varnish.
Be sure to check out The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge. It’s a monthly challenge and the theme is always everything goes.
Thank you for stopping. Happy crafting!
A fabulous canvas Suzette. The textured background is gorgeous and I love how the flowers and butterfly look embedded in the canvas xx
Great canvas Suzette. Lots of rich texture. Judy DT
Awesome textured background here Suzette. Perfect for those soft pretty flowers and the butterfly.
Love the canvas and upcycle idea! Thanks for your how-to do it tips as well. I like it!