First I applied Gesso to my canvas. I added my pictures (one of my daughters senior pictures and then I thought it would be fun to add one of my senior pictures.) Yes that is me 36 years ago, Wow! Where has the time gone? When we went for my daughters senior pictures, I thought it was funny that they took her picture by some trees, I told her that when I had mine taken (many moons ago) I also had one by a tree.
Next I added some lace, and then I started with modeling paste. I used some dylusions stencils and some plastic mesh and applied the paste. Next I added some of Tim Holtz Alpha Parts for my title. The family plaque was something I had picked up at Michael's along time ago. Next I added some flowers from I am Roses and some Prima flowers. I added a hinge, some Tim Holtz items, locket keys, ornate plate ( with a saying I printed off my computer) some pen nibs and a few other misc. metal items.
I then took the Gesso and went over the whole thing. As you can see by the pictures, I think I got carried away with the Gesso on the flowers. They were way to stiff and after I started spraying I decided I didn't like them so I cut them off the canvas.
Next I started spraying different Glimmer Mists, by tattered Angels. I wasn't liking the looks of my canvas at all, but it got better the more I played around.
After I got a color I was somewhat happy with, I added my I am roses flowers and leaves that I had misted with the Glimmer Mist. I liked them better this time without the Gesso making them stiff.
Still not quite satisfied, I took some different distress inks and went over my letters. I also put some Vintage Photo re-inker and added water in a spray bottle and spritzed it more. Lastly I added the Tim Holtz clock face and hands on top of a piece of cork I had in my stash.
I found it very difficult to get good pictures of this, this is the best I could do.