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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A Canvas Garden (by Brenda Weatherill)

Today sees our Guest Design team member Brenda sharing her second post for this month.  This week she has chosen to use a combination of stamps to create a fabulous canvas. I know you will enjoy ths one. 

Time for my second share as this month’s Guest Designer and today I have a canvas to share.

My starting point was an 8”x8” canvas which I pained with white gesso. Next I dabbed DI’s Tumbled Glass, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio onto a large craft mat and spritzed liberally with water before dragging the canvas through the wet liquid. I dabbed here and there with a piece of kitchen towel to soften the colours as I wanted a fairly soft and muted background.

Next I made a mask with a piece of acetate and Tattered Lace dies, laid it to one side of the dry canvas and applied Grunge Paste through the apertures and some ‘blobs’ of paste to represent clouds. When dry I rubbed Gilding Wax around the edges of the canvas and over the Grunge Paste.

Using Archival Watering Can ink I stamped a Poppy from Chocolate Baroque Pretty Poppies stamp sheet, sentiment from the Words of Inspiration set and berry leaves from Autumn Poppies set. Next I coloured the Poppies, leaves and berries with the same colour DI’s and added some gold beads to the Poppy centres. Finally a strip of lace under the Poppies.

Thanks you for visiting my posts the last three weeks, you can find more of my Chocolate Baroque inspiration over at my own blog here.

Thank you for such a beautiful project Brenda, the colours you have used are so soft and calming.  And if you have enjoyed this post, please pop in again to see more tremendouse artwork from our Design Team.


  1. This beautiful Brenda, so delicate with the muted colours, it gives it an almost "ethereal" look xx Zoe xx

  2. This is very soft and pretty and love the way you have put it together Brenda and love the added lace and the sentient vertically down the side works well. x

  3. Hello Lesley, how beautiful, I love your canvas with it's soft shades, beautiful images too, Kate x

  4. Love the greens and yellow and the textures!


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