I'm always cutting pictures and whole pages out of magazines and keeping them in file folders. The biggest folder is one that is filled with flower pictures. So, as you might imagine, many of the pictures are of those little gems of late winter. That was the starting point of this canvas. I covered the canvas with gesso and when that was dry I added fiber paste to some areas with a palette knife to add some texture. I used a combination of paint and stains in Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce, and Shaded Lilac. I also used Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz in Cactus Gold add some shimmer. When it was completely dry I did some stamping with Watering Can archival ink. A technique I learned from Seth Apter and that I use a lot is cross hatching with paint and a credit card to create some texture and color on a canvas. I did some of that, adding more color and texture to the background. I glued down the magazine clipping of potted snow drops and crocuses and then dry brushed it with gesso to blended it in and weather it some. I printed the quote on cardstock and cut it out attaching it to grunge board to pop it out. I darkened the edges with Weathered Wood DI and used my finger to lightly rub some gesso over it. I wanted to high light one of the snow drops so I used a stick on acrylic disk over one of the flowers. I used a tag cut of the same CS and darkened the edges of that and added it to the top of the canvas with a piece of ribbon from the stash under it. I used the same ribbon along the bottom to ground the whole composition and keep it from looking as if it was floating in the air. Here are some details.
I'm so pleased with how this turned out. I enjoyed working on it and it kept me thinking that soon I'll see my snow drops and crocuses. Of course, we need to get rid of the snow on the ground first!!
Well, that's it for today. Thank you so much for visiting with me. I appreciate your visits and your kind comments very much. I hope you have a wonderful day and get some time to be creative in whatever medium you chose.