Saturday, 14 May 2016

My Butterfly Canvas.

Hi there Everyone,

Hope you've all had a good Saturday.  Mine has been spent in the craft room preparing samples for Imagination Craft's next shows on the Hochanda TV Channel later this month.   As usual I have some fabulous products to work with.   Beautiful Starlight paint colours, gorgeous rice papers and some lovely stencils.   I will be posting some 'sneaky peeks' nearer the time of the shows.  

Well  folks, onto tonight's creation.   This was made for Imagination's  show on the 29th April 2016.  This was my second attempt at decorating a canvas.   I really do not know why I haven't done one before but I thoroughly enjoyed making this, I  am now addicted to decorating canvases lol!

I have to admit, it is quite daunting sitting looking at a blank 8"x10" canvas lol!    The only way I have found, is to just start!   so I coat the canvas with Gesso, choose a stencil, then a colour which is in keeping with the image on the stencil  and  somehow, my canvas just, evolves lol!    I liken it to writing a letter, it is just first putting pen to paper, then once you have done that, the words just flow!   very similar thought process.

I painted the canvas  with black Gesso,  then a coat of silver Starlight paint.    I then dry-brushed it with white Gesso.

The large rose stencil was laid on the top left side and some white Stencil   Medium spread through the design, using a metal spatula.   I glued  some Art Cutz leaves below the rose.

I then applied a further coat of black Gesso and then another coat of white Gesso.


I painted some pieces of hexagonal Art Cutz with the Inca Gold Starlight paint amd glued them to the top and bottom right corners.

I coloured some Nottingham Lace with the Inca Gold Starlight paint and glued them to the top and bottom left corners.

I took two Art Cutz butterflies exactly the same and coloured them with the Starlight paints,glued one on top of the other, then glued them to the canvas, adding some pearls to the butterfly's body.  

I then took some black cord and coloured it using the  Gold and Dried Rose  Starlights, then glued it to the canvas, below the butterfly.

I coloured some white card with the dried rose and a little gold  Starlight paints, then die cut some flowers, using the Tim Holtz dies.   These were then glued to the canvas and added a pearl to each flower centre.  

Rub over the canvas and along the edges with the  Inca Gold and Sherbert Alchemy waxes.   Well that's my second canvas finished.  Hope you like it.   Have a peaceful, relaxing Sunday and I will be back soon.

                                                                Love and rainbows,

                                                                  Hugs   Jennifer xx.


  1. Beautiful canvas, love the texture and beautiful butterfly.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thank you very much Linda.
      Hugs Jennifer xx.

  2. This canvas certainly has the WOW factor Jennifer, the colours, texrures and different elements are wonderful, truly inspirational, Kate x

    1. Thank you so much Kate for your lovely comment, glad you like what I have done. I find decorating canvases great fun. I now have the bug lol!
      Hugs Jennifer xx.