I used BoBunny's paper from the Autumn Song and Double Dots Collection.
I touched up just about everything I used on this layout. The flowers and the chipboard were all rubbed with the Metallic rub as well as the some of the Silks. The BoBunny chipboard piece was enhanced using the Viva Colour Gold base metallic rub.
Here is one of the clusters of flowers that were touched up with the Silks. I used BoBunny flowers mixed in with Petaloo and Prima.
The big Orange flower was from a floral bush I found at Michaels. I just picked the flowers and leaves off of the plastic stalk.
To prepare your canvas, give it a good coat of gesso and let it dry.
After it has dried, I die cut some Sizzix Alterations leaves from thin chipboard, and embossed them with the matching embossing folder. I adhered them to the outer edges of the canvas with some craft glue.
Once they were adhered, I coated the whole canvas with a couple of coats of gesso, making sure the edges of the die cut leaves were sealed.
I covered the entire canvas using Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub Base Coat - Gold Base Coat
On top of that I added the Inka Gold in green. To add a little more drama, I rubbed on some Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pretty Peridot and Mallard using a small foam applicator and rubbing it into the edges of the raised leaves.
I used a little more of the Gold rub over the entire canvas to soften the spots there was to much green. It evens out the whole look of the color. I used a soft cloth to apply the rub.
Once the canvas was coated, the magic begins. I used different colors of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze to give the canvas a bit of color. Because the glaze is transprent, you don't need a lot to add the bit of color. I used a small sponge applicator to rub in the various colors into the canvas. The colors I used in this canvas piece were French Lilac, Plumeria, Celadon, and Snapdragon. There are so many color od Silks to choose from.
Thank you for joining me for my first official post as a Splash Of Color Designer!!! I am so excited to be working with the wonderful artists on the team and look forward to a productive, colorful new year!!!