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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

Monday 25 September 2017

Step by step 'Bloom' canvas

Hi I'm back again and I just wanted to share with you how I made this canvas using stamps from Topflight Stamps.  Now this post is going to be very picture heavy as I took lots of different  stage photos as the canvas evolved.

I started of with a 6 x 6 canvas and covered it with tissue paper, very wrinkled, using matt medium.

Next I covered the whole canvas using black gesso.

Then I started to add colour by dry brushing onto the canvas.

 Putting paint directly onto the canvas now, I wiped back through a stencil using a wet wipe.

Stamping onto more tissue paper with black ink, I heat embossed with clear embossing powder and carefully tore around the flower and sentiment.

I applied the flower  and sentiment to the canvas with matt medium.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today?  All comments are gratefully received.

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x


  1. Thank you so much for this, the tissue paper just disappears,and I love how you've layered the paint, stunning xx

  2. This is great! Thanks for sharing the step by step instructions!

  3. wonderful projects. thanks for giving the step by step photos and details

  4. Gotgeous!! Thanks for the steps!!


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