I want to show you the 2 new, original canvases that are available in my Etsy shop now.
I added rolled up sheets of book, music + ledger paper which I inked + stamped and then adhered them to the canvas to form a platform in which I could sit my homemade paper + embossed tile. I also added corrugated cardboard, paper flowers (which I touched with Crackle Accents, but it didn't crackle for some reason, I think I may have applied it too thick) + some metal trinkets.
I also added this new canvas to my shop
Everything Will Be Okay
With this canvas, I started out with a new technique. I took some paper doilies and started stamping on them with Staz-On ink + painting over them with watercolour paints (a medium I hardly ever use). I liked the look it created and so I then added it to my background. I had to stipple a healthy layer of sealant over it though, to ensure the watercolour wouldn't run. Once I did this, I had no problems at all.
You may notice that I used some of the vintage buttons that I managed to thrift at the car boot sale I went to a few weekends ago. You can see more about that in this post.
I was really pleased to see that shortly after I listed this canvas, the Etsy Promotion Team added it into one of their treasuries Team Treasury #37.
You can visit my shop by clicking the 'my Etsy shop' tab on the header of this blog
Or you can simply click on this link : http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CiaraMcGuireDesigns
Have a great day!