Season's Greetings Petaloo friends! It is Tammy here with you today!
Today I am sharing a project with you that I created using a small Creative Canvas from Cosmo Cricket. I love these small canvases because they are a great surface for creating small decorative accents for your home. By adding a bit of paper for the background they become a perfect canvase for letting a cluster of Petaloo flowers shine.
To create the background on this canvas, I used Ranger's Glue 'n Seal to adhere a piece of Graphic 45's 12 Days of Christmas paper to the front of the canvas. When the glue was dry, I misted the paper with water and rubbed it away. This transfer technique leaves the image from the paper and also allows the grain of the canvas to show through, making it look as if the design is printed on the canvas itself.
As I was removing the paper, I decided to leave a bit of the paper toward the top so that it would appear as if I had two patterns of paper applied to the canvas. After drying the paper with a heat tool I sanded and inked the edges. The transfer can leave a white "linty" looking layer on the transfered image. There are tricks to remove this when doing transfers, but for a snowy themed project I thought it looked great to leave it.
At the top of the canvas I added layers of Tim Holtz Distress Clear Rock Candy Stickles in a drippy looking pattern. To make it super glittery, I added additional Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Dry Stickles Glitter to the wet Stickles.
At the center of the canvas I created a cluster of flowers using Petaloo Botanica Berry Clusters and Botanica Minis. I die cut a small tag from a piece of pattern paper from the collection and tied it into my flower cluster using the twine that came with the Berry Clusters. I love how simple this little piece is and how minimal the supplies are that it uses. It will look great on a small easel or even tucked into my tree.
Happy Holidays to you all!
Tim Holtz- Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles; Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Ranger Ink: Glue 'n Seal