Two years ago I made a mixed metal Tattered Floral flower and placed it on a small canvas (10x10 cm). It's been displayed on a little shelf at my desk since then, and as I read about the challenge I just happened to have the same size blank canvas on my desk. I was inspired by my previous canvas (see the end of the post) to create a new one.
The canvas flowers and leaf were inked with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint). The ink is darker on the embossed areas. I misted them with Biscotti Perfect Pearls for some shine (doesn't show well on the photos). The metallic flowers were painted with Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow and Aqua and sanded to distress them and reveal the metal.
The flowers were heated with a heat gun one at a time and shaped. Be careful not to burn yourself. The modeling film keeps its shape perfectly. Love that stuff. Try not to reheat the flowers since the dry embossing can disappear then.
This is my old tattered florals canvas, made two years ago. I used a sheet of copper, copper mesh, metallic mesh, and a foil covered piece of cardstock to make it. The foil pieces were stamped with a script stamp before they were embossed and the copper pieces were embossed and distressed with black paint. The canvas was painted with watered-down acrylic paints and the swirls and birds were silver embossed.
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Embossing folders: Sizzix: Bubble & Honeycomb, Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal, Collage & Notebook, Burlap & Swirls, Dot-Matrix & Gridlock,
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Ornates, Tiny Textures, Warehouse District
Ink: Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough
Paint: Adirondack Sandal, Pebble, Mushroom, Aqua, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow
Embossing powder: Ranger Platinum
Surfaces: Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Whiteout modeling film; Claudine Hellmuth natural sticky-back canvas; Ranger metal foil sheet
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foliage