The Journey Awakens the Soul 6x12 canvas

Hi there, it's Eva here today sharing a fun little tutorial using our Natural Collection.  I created a 6 x 12 size canvas, which I had a ton of fun with.  Here is what I did.

And now let me show you how I did it.  First I took my 6 x 12 canvas and gessoed it and adhered my patterned paper to it.  I gessoed the sides a little bit, as I was going for the shabby look.

For my project I used a lot of My Favorite Things products and the first step was to use their Rose Builder Stencil with Golden Light Molding paste.  I added roses to both upper and lower corners.  To speed up the drying process I used my heat gun and it worked perfect.  I have no patience, when I have something in my head...LOL

this is what it looks like once it dries.

Next step was to "color" my flowers.  I chose to work with Tsukineko's Memento and Versamagic inks.  During this process I discovered how much I LOVE Versamagic.  It covered my roses so beautifully as you can see.

Once I was happy with the colors of my flowers, I decided to add a little more interest, and this time I used Authentique's Hampton Arts Stamps.  They made a perfect addition on my canvas as you can see.

Than as you could see on my finished project, I have a lot of flowers on this canvas.  Well, the majority of them started out with flat.  Once again I used quite a few flower dies from My Favorite Things and they were all cutout using the Natural collection papers.

I rolled up my flowers, added some color to them using the inks, just slightly, as I didn't want them to be loud.  I also added some pretty Petaloo Textured flowers.

Here is a full look of the flowers and also added a Tim Holtz Metal Ornate Plate and put a sentiment in the middle of it.  I added some gesso on the metal to age it a little.  The Chicken Wire die is also by My Favorite Things.

And here is another angle of the canvas.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and that it inspires you to create something fun using our Natural Collection!

Supplies used:

Authentique: Natural Collection
Hampton Arts: Footloose, Grateful Heart
Tsukineko: Memento and Versamagic inks
Petaloo: Textured Collection flowers in black
My Favorite Things: Die-namics Chicken wire, Die-namics High Tea Doily, Die-namics Royal Rose,  Die-namics Botanical Beauty, Die-namics Royal Leaves, Stencils, MPD Rose Builder
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Ornate Metal Plate
Liquitex Gesso
Golden Light Molding Paste


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the mix of textures!

  2. Fabulous work all the techniques on this one!

  3. How beautiful! Thank you for showing your steps!

  4. beautiful!
    thanks for the step through - glad to know about molding paste - I am guessing it is just like embossing paste - but I can buy it local?
    Sandra ltb


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