How to Paint a Beautiful Canvas

Using Art Anthology Mediums, Technique Junkies Stamps and Melissa Frances Elements!

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How to Paint a Beautiful Canvas
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Hello!  Thanks for coming into my Snapguide Tutorial!

Hello! Thanks for coming into my Snapguide Tutorial!

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I started out by stamping Persimmon Velvet with bubble wrap onto my canvas.

I started out by stamping Persimmon Velvet with bubble wrap onto my canvas.

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I painted over with Lemon Tart Velvet.

I painted over with Lemon Tart Velvet.

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I used a paper towel to make this impression into the Orchid Bouquet Velvet.

I used a paper towel to make this impression into the Orchid Bouquet Velvet.

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I ran a rotary mark maker through Persimmon Velvet, here.

I ran a rotary mark maker through Persimmon Velvet, here.

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I sprayed through a stencil with Grass Colorations.

I sprayed through a stencil with Grass Colorations.

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I made drips with Barbie Colorations.

I made drips with Barbie Colorations.

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Next, I collaged some papers randomly onto the canvas.

Next, I collaged some papers randomly onto the canvas.

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These are the wood elements from Melissa Frances that I chose for this piece.

These are the wood elements from Melissa Frances that I chose for this piece.

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I decided to use this cute oval frame from Melissa Frances.

I decided to use this cute oval frame from Melissa Frances.

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I stamped this stamp from Technique Junkies onto pattern tissue paper.  Literally, paper from a dress pattern.  lol  Then, I collaged it onto the canvas.

I stamped this stamp from Technique Junkies onto pattern tissue paper. Literally, paper from a dress pattern. lol Then, I collaged it onto the canvas.

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I pushed Mud Texture Medium through the Kaleidoscope Stencil.

I pushed Mud Texture Medium through the Kaleidoscope Stencil.

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I prepared the wood pieces with gesso and collaged a pretty patterned paper onto the top portion of the dress form.

I prepared the wood pieces with gesso and collaged a pretty patterned paper onto the top portion of the dress form.

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I painted some Pixie Sorbet over some of the texture so the Pixie would settle into the crevasses.

I painted some Pixie Sorbet over some of the texture so the Pixie would settle into the crevasses.

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I wanted to collage this pretty napkin onto the canvas, so I had to separate the layers, first.  This napkin had 3 layers.  I only used the very top one for this project.

I wanted to collage this pretty napkin onto the canvas, so I had to separate the layers, first. This napkin had 3 layers. I only used the very top one for this project.

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I mixed some Tuxedo Velvet with Immaculate Minx to make a gray paint.

I mixed some Tuxedo Velvet with Immaculate Minx to make a gray paint.

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This is a different view of the same thing, but it's more accurate to what it really is, which is Persimmon Velvet through the Blocked Stencil.

This is a different view of the same thing, but it's more accurate to what it really is, which is Persimmon Velvet through the Blocked Stencil.

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I made a skirt onto this dress form using strips of fabric and laced trim.

I made a skirt onto this dress form using strips of fabric and laced trim.

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I blocked off the top portion of this canvas and sprayed Silk Tie onto the bottom portion of the canvas.

I blocked off the top portion of this canvas and sprayed Silk Tie onto the bottom portion of the canvas.

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I was sad that I had covered up all of the stamped pattern tissue paper with more layers so I tried stamping that stamp with white ink.  It worked, but we can't see the detail so much.

I was sad that I had covered up all of the stamped pattern tissue paper with more layers so I tried stamping that stamp with white ink. It worked, but we can't see the detail so much.

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Here it is again, the stamped Botanicals  Collage stamp and the Small Dots stamp.

Here it is again, the stamped Botanicals Collage stamp and the Small Dots stamp.

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I added trim to the canvas where the sprayed portion meets the non-sprayed portion of the canvas.  I painted the Beautiful Wood element with Enchanting and Immaculate Minx that I had mixed together.

I added trim to the canvas where the sprayed portion meets the non-sprayed portion of the canvas. I painted the Beautiful Wood element with Enchanting and Immaculate Minx that I had mixed together.

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And, here is the completed canvas.  I painted the oval frame the same way I did the Beautiful Wood element.  I added silver cardstock to the back of the oval frame to make it look like a mirror.

And, here is the completed canvas. I painted the oval frame the same way I did the Beautiful Wood element. I added silver cardstock to the back of the oval frame to make it look like a mirror.

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