In this month's Craft Stamper, Rachel Jackson made a lovely canvas project, which spurred me on to have a go, as I have never made a canvas before. I didn't have any of the same paints or stamps, so it looks completely different, but I had a go at the techniques.
I have used a 8 x 8 canvas and started by mixing 'painterly pink' and 'trad tan' Claudia Hellmuth studio paints and covered the whole canvas. It was a bit sticking plaster colour, bit too pink, so I then dry brushed trad tan over again in light patches which toned it down a bit. I had a bubble wrap stamp in my stash which I then stamped all over in various patches with adirondack espresso ink.
Rachel had made up a spritz using red and brown paints and matt multi medium but I didnt have those so I used a squeeze of the medium and then a blob on the end of a lollipop stick of gold dabber paint and viva blackberry croco. It's the first time I have ever made my own paint spritz, but it seemed to work ok! I put the title letters (Tim Holtz grungeboard) and Tim's flourish mask on the canvas and then sprayed away! I hardly ever do messy crafts so I really enjoyed this! Finally I painted with white dabber paint and the espresso ink to create highlights on the letters and the flourish, and added dusts of gold perfect pearls to the corners. The stamps are Creative Impressions, stamped onto pale beige card in espresso, and highlighted lightly with copics and glossy accents. I'm not sure about the glossy on the cowboys now, but I'm not taking it off again now. Lace sprayed with a bit of the spritz and a couple of twine tied buttons finish it off.