it's the way that you do it, and that's what gets results
OK now that you've got another cheesy 80's pop song stuck in your head, I'll move on :)
This is going to be a how to post (yes, I do them occasionally)
Some of you may remember that last year I joined in with a circle journal/round robin with a raven theme. Although some of the journals are still on the go, I'm one of the fortunate ones who's journal is already complete and returned. As a thank you I decided to create an altered canvas for each of the ladies who contributed to my journal (and not a raven in sight). The five canvases featured here are for those in the states, there's a couple more to be made, but they don't have as far to travel.
You will need: Mounted canvas or canvas board (these are 7x5) Tissue paper, clear and coloured PVA glue Acrylic paint Distress inks Waterproof ink pad Large (feature) stamp
Take 2 acrylic paints (chosen randomly) and apply to canvas. Allow to dry Add book pages, or background stamp (if required). Stamp feature image onto coloured tissue paper. Apply tissue paper to canvas using diluted PVA glue. Work in well with brush to pick up canvas texture. When dry, age the canvas using Distress inks. Apply with enough pressure to rub through the tissue and expose the canvas and background images. Stamp feature image onto white tissue, and when dry place over previously stamped image. Using diluted PVA work into the canvas. Again, distress the tissue to allow the lower layers to show through. Using Distress inks age the canvases again. When dry, stamp main image onto thin tissue (single ply works best) and carefully fix on top of previous images. Warning - single ply is very delicate and will easily disintegrate. When dry (again) age with distress inks and alcohol inks. Distress with emery board/sandpaper. Add embellishments