I started out covering my 6 1/2" x 4" Cottonwood Arts canvas with 2 coats of homemade gesso.
Next I adhered a leather textured cardstock die cut border.
I used a homemade stencil to apply crackle embossing paste.
I applied more crackle embossing paste on the bottom with another homemade stencil.
I applied one more coat of gesso to the canvas.
I added one more die cut on top of the embossed border.
I started coloring the canvas with Pan Pastels in Magenta, Hansa Yellow and Titanium White. I blended them well using a Sofft Knife applicator.
I also colored the canvas with a bit of Permanent Green and Ultramarine Blue Pan Pastels.
Using multisurface inks in Berry, Tangelo and Sunshine I stamped some rossette images from Sin City Stamps on the colored canvas.
I colored a chipboard piece from Sin City Stamps with acrylic gold paint, adhered it with Tacky Glue and added a banner with a heat embossed sentiment, also from Sin City Stamps.
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