Category Archives: Canvas

Sweet Poppy Peacock Stencil



This is a canvas that I made yesterday at Eileen’s workshop.

It was a great day, very messy but all good fun.

I blended distress oxides to colour the background, then mixed some paste with some green mica powder and spread this randomly through a stencil.

Once this was dry I used the Plum archival ink through a spotty stencil, then using a splodge stamp I inked it up with black archival ink and stamped this around the canvas then did the same using white paint. Then taking a white and a black gel pen I drew around each one.

The main image is a peacock from Sweet Poppy Stencil, which I used with black archival ink.

I stamp the words straight onto the canvas and added some green beads and gold glitter, I used a bit of gilding wax to highlight the areas with paste.

Building up the layers

Thanks for looking


Love Music


Hello visitors

Its been a lovely day here, quite warm and the sun has been out, well at least until tea time then we had rain… but that’s British weather for you.

My Daughter moved house just over a month ago, and so my 4-year-old grand-daughter Chloe has a lovely new bedroom, so I decided to make a new Picture for her room, it was already decorated in a lovely plum colour and I had some 12 x 12 plum vellum and matching plum card.

So to start with I cut a piece of 12 x 12 mount board and glued onto it my backing paper, I tore the vellum more or less in half and glued this to one side.


then I distressed the edges with seedless preserve distress ink.

distressed layout

I laid out all of the embellishments that I wanted to include, these were a couple of strands of wool, a heart I made from plaster of paris, and flowers and beads from old jewellery

embellishments 2

The other embellishments I added were die cut butterflies, a flourish and the flowers were Heartfelt creations sun-kissed fleur

embellishments 1

I embossed these with clear embossing powder, and used distress ink on the flowers.


I mounted my photo onto white card then onto plum card, and added some plum triangles to the corners.


I inserted the photo just behind the vellum and added the embellishments

heartfelt creations sunkissed fleur

I added some wooden letters to finish off

love music canvas

I ended up mounting it onto a piece of MDF, and fixed some hooks to the back

Thanks for stopping by today