Here's a little project using bits and bobs I had lying around and a mini canvas, measuring 10cm X 10cm and an easel stand. The canvas and easel and the rubber stamps were all from Crafty Individuals.
- First I painted the canvas, including the sides with acrylic paint mixed to a pale beige colour using Titanium White and Burnt Umber then I made the colour darker by adding more brown and randomly painted in different directions over the top right corner.
- When this was dry I used a script stamp and gold StazOn ink to stamp onto a piece of coffee-coloured mulberry paper. When dry I tore round the stamped image and used Glossy Accents to stick this to the top right-hand corner, overlapping the edges and placing another small, torn piece to the bottom left corner. Then I covered the whole surface with Glossy Accents and allowed to dry.
- Then I stamped again with the script stamp and VersaMark embossing ink at different angles and heat embossed using Blonde Moments Bronze Lustre embossing powder. This gave a nice texture all over.
- I put a piece of dark brown micro mesh across the bottom and stapled this to the back of the canvas frame using an ordinary stationery stapler.
- Next I used a clear adhesive dot to stick one white filigree leaf to the bottom left corner.
- Then I stamped a butterfly onto cream card using VersaMark Watermark Ink and heat embossed using the Bronze Lustre embossing powder. I cut across the corner of a die cut frame and glued this to the butterfly. Then I glued the butterfly and frame onto the canvas using Glossy Accents, overlapping the leaf slightly. I also put a couple of small pieces of micro mesh over the edges of the butterfly to balance the look of the canvas.
- Finally, I stuck the last two leaves on using clear glue dots and stained the easel with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in antique linen.
You could use any leftovers pieces to create a similar canvas and include a small photo or other image.