I am working with Gotrick Stretched Canvas 8"x8"and Liquitex Acrylic Paint. I taped the back with painters tape to keep it clean and provide a defined edge. I mixed this toned down pink with Winsor Newton Permanent Rose acrylic along with some white and black Liquitex. I painted the canvas with a large brush including the sides and left to dry over night. The next morning I applied Tim Holtz Textured Paste with a palette knife through a Heidi Swapp Stencil and just pressed some paste around the canvas with the knife. I left it to dry while I took my morning walk. I had planned on applying some elements by printing some Paris graphics reversed on freezer paper and transferring them to the canvas. This DID NOT work. You need a solid and hard surface to press onto and of course the canvas is not. Plan B. I diecut the Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower in chipboard and a black shadow layer. I applied 3 coats of Titanium White to the chipboard making sure I got the sides as well. I adhered the black shadow just offset a bit to the right. The white was pretty stark so I took a chance that my printing had not dried on the freezer paper. It printed pretty well onto the painted chipboard with using a brayer to apply even and consistent pressure. I cut the letters with the Cricut and the Storybook cartridge at 1.5 inches. Again white letters with black shadows to repeat what I did on the tower. The tower and the letters were adhered to the canvas with Quick Dry Adhesive. I have rubbed some of the edges and corners with a bit of black paint. I then spattered the canvas with some black paint using a old toothbrush and a butter knife. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Submitting to Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith at Lavender Cottage.