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Soft vintage canvas layout. By Louise Crosbie

Soft vintage canvas layout. By Louise Crosbie

Hello again.
Today I am sharing a layout on a 12x12 canvas. 
This one came about because I watched a live demo, by Sharon Ziv, on the Prima Marketing Facebook page. The example Sharon made was simply stunning and I really wanted to try and make my own take on it. So because of this, I feel it is worth saying, the layout design is all hers. I just tweaked it to my vintage sepia tastes and used it to experiment with the water colour effect she did on the canvas.
Anyway, here is a link to the Facebook video so you can see the actual original. Well worth watching if you are able to access it.
I used one of the  “Vintage Remnants” papers by 49 and Market. They suit me and my vintage style and I think their subtle designs also suited this layout style. The two papers I used were number 7 (for the underneath layering detail) and number 9 for the main paper. The nice vintage detail with the damask type wallpaper and the vintage script gave enough interesting detail without drawing too much attention away from the focal point.
I used the Finnabair frame mould as Sharon did. I’ve used Prussian blue and burnt sienna acrylic paints and white gesso. Really, I think the only other things are flowers and a lot of hidden card to support bits to help with layers and depth. 
There is quite a variety of flowers on there. I just rummaged through my box of flowers and picked out everything that had that kind of petrol blue/Prussian blue tone to it or any blue that would compliment it. 
If you like this layout and want to see how it was done, please visit the Prima marketing page and watch Sharon do her thing. Hers has so much more detail. She even has a stuffed pocketwatch tucked into hers. 
Thanks for checking in. 
Louise x
Supply list:

49 and Market Papers: Vintage Remnants #9, vintage Remnants #7
Other supplies:

12x12 canvas (Mine was from a pack of three from dunelm)
Tacky glue or similar.
Photo or vintage photo
Resin or plaster or clay (to cast the frame from the mould)

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