Hi There!!!!!!!! Happy Saturday!!!! This is a 5" x 5" box canvas I made for a friend's birthday.
I began the background by adding texture paste through the Tim Holtz stencil, Crackle, in a few places, not covering the whole front. Once this was dry I painted the canvas with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints (Blue Oyster, Beach Hut, South Pacific), top and sides. Next I've added stenciling with Blue Oyster and the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil... stamped a script image (PaperArtsy Sara Naumann stamp) with Archival Ink Watering Can, and splattered on white paint (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Snowflake). Once dry I mixed South Pacific with PaperArtsy's Satin Glaze, painted it over the top of the canvas and wiped it back leaving the darker color in the cracks of the Texture Paste. Let it dry and then went over the whole canvas, top and sides, with the Satin Glaze.
The scripture and bird are from an Our Daily Bread Designs set of stamps. On a scrap of white cardstock, I applied a thin coat of Blue Oyster using a sponge, dried it, then stenciled (Flourish Stencil) with the same color, dried it, stamped the scripture with Archival Ink Jet Black, tore it out and coated it, front and back, with Satin Glaze. The bird was stamped onto water color paper with Jet Black, colored using a water brush and Distress Inks, dried, and coated, front and back, with Satin Glaze. Once the glaze was dry I added a drop of Glossy Accents over the eye. The leaves popping out of the flowers are an Elizabeth Craft Designs die (Leafy Branch), cut from Soft Finish Cardstock, cut apart into smaller pieces, and colored with Distress Ink. The flowers are a variety from my accumulation of flowers, sometimes stacked together and sometimes not all with a brad added to the center. I also have a piece of lace and some gems on here.