I created a Lucky 13 page today for Elena with photos of the Mother's Day celebrations in her family. For the page, I chose a photo of her and her mother as the focal point. Elena's mom is wearing a pretty blue shirt which I used as a starting point for my *mostly* monochromatic design. To start, I painted the entire canvas page blue. I used a nice pretty star spangled banner-like blue since 4th of July is in just a couple days, time to get in the spirit and all. Then I started the decorating!
A few weeks ago I got a great deal on some felt doilies by Martha Stewart. I cut one of the doilies in half and stitched it to the canvas page. Then I added some Prima felt Voila, lots of flowers, and some grungeboard elements that I Glimmer Misted. After everything was assembled, I Glimmer Misted the page with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
One of the big challenges in working with paper and canvas is finding a good adhesive. I've been trying different things with varied success but today I tried Glossy Accents. It worked pretty well - I was surprised! If you have any ideas about good adhesives for this kind of project, please share!