How to Create a Layered Canvas

Thoughts that Whisper to My Heart

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How to Create a Layered Canvas
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Begin with a 5x7 Canvas, adhere various embellishments. I used brads in some of the gears and steampunck corners to add detail

Begin with a 5x7 Canvas, adhere various embellishments. I used brads in some of the gears and steampunck corners to add detail

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Once everything is secure and dry, add a coat of black gesso.

Once everything is secure and dry, add a coat of black gesso.

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Be sure it is nice and dry before going on to the next step.  I did end up adding an extra coat in some spots.

Be sure it is nice and dry before going on to the next step. I did end up adding an extra coat in some spots.

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Using Shamrock Velvet and Fiesta brush over the embellishments as shown.

Using Shamrock Velvet and Fiesta brush over the embellishments as shown.

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You can see the Fiesta and Shamrock here, it adds a beautiful metallic look on top of the black.

You can see the Fiesta and Shamrock here, it adds a beautiful metallic look on top of the black.

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I went over some areas three times with light coats of both colors. I heat set some heavier spots.

I went over some areas three times with light coats of both colors. I heat set some heavier spots.

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I decided to blend in some Amber Gemstones to add some rust looking effects.

I decided to blend in some Amber Gemstones to add some rust looking effects.

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i love how the tones in the colors blended so beautifully together for this project. I typed the sentiment out on my computer and added it to the project.

i love how the tones in the colors blended so beautifully together for this project. I typed the sentiment out on my computer and added it to the project.

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I went around the edges with some Amber to highlight and some gold wax to enhance the embellishments.

I went around the edges with some Amber to highlight and some gold wax to enhance the embellishments.

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