I began my canvas by adding several colors of orange and red to by background, misting with water and mixing together to create a wash.
Using the same stamp (three times), I stamped the image to a piece of tissue paper. I applied the stamped tissue paper to the canvas with matte medium and let dry completely. (this was a great tip I learned from the fantastically creative Dina Wakley). This is a great way to add a stamped image to a project without fear of a mis-stamp.
Using the stamp as a guide, I colored in the flowers and stems with several colors of CIP.
I outlined the image(s) with a doodling pen, and added depth by shading with an oil pastel crayon.
I wanted more texture and interest to my background, so I ran my fingers through a Watermark Ink Pad and rubbed them on the surface of the canvas. I loosely applied embossing powder and heat embossed.
You can see some of the texture near my sentiment in this picture.
And that is it! This project only took a couple of hours and it is something that can be displayed year round!
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