- 10x10 canvas board
- household iron and a heat gun
- acrylic paints, sponges and brushes
- spray ink and alcohol inks
- strong craft glue
- sandpaper and cardboard
- metal strip, large metal brad, mini metal brads
1. sponge paint canvas board randomly with two colors (i used bronze with black highlights) and allow to dry.
2. apply a generous amount of texture gel medium on top of canvas board, tap with a brush to create peaks and allow to dry...this texture looks like rich soil to me!
3. spritz the canvas board with a spray ink (i used a coffee color) and allow to dry
4. inkjet print your image on to tap transfer artist paper and transfer to a sheet of lutradur with an iron (follow instructions in tap package)
5. trim edges of the lutradur to give a white border around image (mine is about 5-1/4" x 6") and lightly blow the edges with a heat gun to distress
6. highlight any dew drops on your plant image with glossy accents medium and apply mini brads to corners
7. glue a sheet of thin sandpaper to cardboard to stabilize and trim to the same size as lutradur
9. crinkle a narrow metal strip, flatten out and dab with a darker shade of alcohol ink to "antique" it, then glue into place as shown
10. glue a large metal brad into place as shown, dab with alcohol ink if you want to alter the color
add a self-adhesive picture hanger to the back and enjoy your new work of art!