Quietfire Design has 4 new sets of stamps and this canvas uses one of the stamps from the Give Thanks set. When I received the new stamps and looked through them, this was the one I wanted to use first and I just felt like making a canvas.
The canvas is 6" square. I started by painting it with Fresco Finish paints (mushroom, rose, sage), drying it and also stenciling on some rose through the 6x6 TCW stencil (tiny circles). I stamped the quote onto tissue paper with Archival Ink jet black and glued it onto the canvas with gel medium both under and over the tissue. Next I wanted texture and pulled out my jar of Golden glass bead gel I got a few months ago and hadn't tried yet... yum!!! I've decided I way too much fun stuff just sitting around and I need to start using it!!! Wonderful things but it seems I get something, use it a bit, and then it's on to the next thing and the other stuff gets left behind. I have a shelf full of different sprays that are like this. I love spray!!! Of course, new ones are fun and then there is the fact that you can't use everything all the time!! Anyway I grabbed a couple of bottles of Glimmer mist (both greens) and sprayed it over the bead gel. I kept it off the quote area by holding a baby wipe there while spraying... a fabulous tricked learned at the Finnabair classes I attended. I blotted up any spots that had too much spray and then dried it. Next I used some renaissance Treasure Gold around the edges of the beaded area and down some on the sides of the canvas. I cut the flowers and greenery from the Sizzix Tim Holtz strip dies (tattered floral garden and Spring greenery) - the butterflies were left over from cutting with the butterfly frenzy die - and sprayed all the pieces with Glimmer Mist. After they were dry I added shading with Distress Inks and stamped the flowers and leaves with a variety of background images (Wendy Vecchi Studio 490) and the butterflies with an old Inkadinkado stamp. Some metal pieces (Prima Finnabair), brads, and pearls finish things up.