Sunday, June 9, 2013

Note To Self 12x14 Canvas

Hello! today I would like to share with you a project I call "Note to Self" as a reminder to be more thoughtful.
For todays project I used:
Terri Sproul Pearl Mixers
Terri Sproul "Journal Stamps"
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Acrylic Paint
Golden Molding Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Toothbrush for flicking paint
Hand Colored Images
Copic Markers 
Printed Words from the computer

 What started out as a blank canvas quickly added up with layers of Acrylic paint, Stencils and Stamps.
I painted the top of the canvas with blue and purple paint and added yellow ochre in the middle and green at the bottom.
Next I stenciled in some trees, dots, and a doily. Now I was ready to stamp! I used my new Terri Sproul Stamps from the Journal set and with my fingers instead of a block pressed my  stamps into place.

I used a toothbrush to flick some mixers onto the
canvas to represent a magical presence.
Next I made a stencil with my Cricut.
I just cut out some blackout flowers out of cardstock and took
out some molding paste to give it some texture.

I decided to color the flowers of molding paste
with Terri Sproul Pearl Mixers and 3D Crystal Lacquer.
I couldn't quite get my green leaves just right so
I colored them in with Copics.

 Everywhere I put the Pearl Mixers the canvas glistens.
I drew a girls face and colored her in with copic markers.
I found a butterfly and cut it in half to use as wings.

Then I cut a piece of cardstock into a triangle for
her dress and colored her arms in.
Next I printed out some words I should be reminding
 myself of in a distressed typeset font and distressed
the edges with Tim Holtz broken china distress inks.

Opps almost forgot to color her lips!.. see I do need these notes to self!
I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial and don't forget if you use coupon code Crystal06 you will receive 20% off your entire order HERE at checkout!


  1. this is gorgeous, love the speckle effect and that you layered so much of this, lovely work

  2. Oh Peggy - this turned out FABULOUS. So many layers! THANKS for sharing!