Rose Garden- Collage on canvas

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rose Garden-Collage on Canvas

I did it, Yeay! My first collage on canvas. While I was taking Lenna's class Collage on Canvas, I was using Multi-media board for support of my collage. Cruising around the web, I found that Jerry's Artarama had a sale on 5x5 canvases. I splurged.

I have been rolling around ideas and decided I liked my Summer/Sunshine ATC. so I used it as an example. Lenna was correct in her instruction that the canvas gives a different look and is different in the way it reacts to the gel medium and stamping. I used a green acrylic wash with large blue droplets of wash. Then I used bubble wrap to add a layer. Added computer images and a magazine picture of roses, but didn't like the way they turned out, so I looked for roses with a softer color. There is a layer of tissue with gold sparkles and swirls (love it). More images. The butterflies are from a paper napkin. Finally added some TH flourishes around the edges. It looks like a Victorian botanical I'm pleased.

Thanks Lenna, for great instruction. I highly recommend her on line classes.


  1. Thanks Beth! I think this looks really great. Aren't canvases a nice background? : ) lenna

  2. Wonderful B - I saw an ATC done on a scrap of canvas recently - I think I might try it....J