Ever since I had children of my own, I’ve made my Mother’s Day gifts to my mom from her grandchildren. My mom has 7 grandchildren total and 3 great grandsons (soon to be 4). All of the grandkids have been taken care of by her, none of them ever went to daycare. So, she has had a huge part in their upbringing. Since Grandmothers are so special, I decided to make a canvas that was specially for them.
I started with an 8″ x 10″ canvas and collaged scrapbook paper with DecoArt DecouPage. I liked the little bird on this paper and wanted to make sure it was still visible.
I mixed together some American Glazing Medium, and paint to cover the canvas, but still have the scrapbook paper peek through.
I have a love of poppies, especially red ones, so I painted some poppies and highlighted the bird on the branch. I then outlined the poppies with some charcoal pencil. Because the pencil can smear with regular gel medium, I sealed the canvas first with spray sealant. Then added the words, with a final sealant of gel medium.
Hope you like it, This one is available in my Etsy shop now.
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