How to Make a Spring Inspired Canvas by Monica Downing

My home is surrounded by dense forest and just so much beauty. Spring is my favorite time of year, so green, dark brown tree bark to offset the green. Flowers are blooming everywhere, so beautiful

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How to Make a Spring Inspired Canvas by Monica Downing
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Here are the Art Anthology Colorations Sprays that I used

Here are the Art Anthology Colorations Sprays that I used

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Here are the Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals I used

Here are the Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals I used

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Here are some of the other various supplies used

Here are some of the other various supplies used

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First you want to mist your canvas with water. This will help the Colorations move around. Once you have misted your canvas with water, mist with Studio Blue Colorations.

First you want to mist your canvas with water. This will help the Colorations move around. Once you have misted your canvas with water, mist with Studio Blue Colorations.

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Add some peacock feathers and guacamole. Mist randomly. Use Colorations in Glorious to add some splashes of yellow. Do this by opening the sprayer and just spatter it on with the end of the sprayer.

Add some peacock feathers and guacamole. Mist randomly. Use Colorations in Glorious to add some splashes of yellow. Do this by opening the sprayer and just spatter it on with the end of the sprayer.

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Cut May Arts ribbon and glue down to the right side of the canvas. I also glued some scraps along the top. Once glue is dry use Lemon Tart & Sunbeam on the ribbon It will look like the sun beaming

Cut May Arts ribbon and glue down to the right side of the canvas. I also glued some scraps along the top. Once glue is dry use Lemon Tart & Sunbeam on the ribbon It will look like the sun beaming

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I pulled the leafy stems off of the silk bunch and placed it on my canvas to see where I wanted it. I bent the branches and also used the end of a small paintbrush to curl off some of the ends.

I pulled the leafy stems off of the silk bunch and placed it on my canvas to see where I wanted it. I bent the branches and also used the end of a small paintbrush to curl off some of the ends.

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I neglected to take pictures of the flowers. This was a very simple step. I just picked the flowers I wanted, misted 2 of the larger ones with Hottie and Plush, then I highlited with the Rhodolite.

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I also added some orange to them using the Dimensional Crystals in Peony. For the purple flower I used Plush and Hottie. The smaller flowers I painted with the Dimensionsl Crystals in Guava

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While the flowers were drying I glued down the brown tree stems, then glued in some of the leafy stems I had previously separated off. Once my flowers dried I glued them in place using hot glue gun.

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I picked out which moss I wanted to use and glued it down at the base of the canvas and up each side. Here you can see the frame but it's not glued down. I was deciding which way I wanted to use it.

I picked out which moss I wanted to use and glued it down at the base of the canvas and up each side. Here you can see the frame but it's not glued down. I was deciding which way I wanted to use it.

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In the final piece you can see I decided to use the frame on its side, I glued a bit of moss in the bottom and a bird cut out.

In the final piece you can see I decided to use the frame on its side, I glued a bit of moss in the bottom and a bird cut out.

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This piece was easy and has so much dimension and color.

This piece was easy and has so much dimension and color.

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Here is a close up of the frame with the moss nest and the bird cut out. I hope this project inspires you to bring a bit of spring into your home. Thanks so much

Here is a close up of the frame with the moss nest and the bird cut out. I hope this project inspires you to bring a bit of spring into your home. Thanks so much

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