This canvas layout simply came together when I finally decided to work on it. I took this picture of my daughter last summer and ordered some copies. However it came through as a very odd size and I did not want to crop the photo either. I had a canvas in my stash which was the perfect size for the photo and I decided to use it for this layout. The canvas was actually a gessoed over canvas print which had gone wrong. The canvas print did not look so great and I decided to repurpose it. After the gesso had dried up, i decided to use a Prima Marketing doily stencil to provide the perfect backdrop for this favourite photo of mine. Then I used some Indian ink to add a further layer of texture. I distressed the photo slightly with vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz. I even distressed the entire canvas paying special attention to the edges to get a vintage look. Then I arranged the photo and the embellishments in this layout. After some fiddling and tweaking, I ended up with this arrangement which I am rather pleased with. It gives room for the photo to be the center piece and complements it with a story line. Here is how it turned out.By the way the beautiful picture of my daughter is taken by my Apple iPad Air which I also use for most of my blogging work these days. Link here:Apple iPad Air MD785LL/A (16GB, Wi-FI, Black with Space Gray)
I am pleased with how the photo and all the other elements came together so well. I really enjoyed working on it. I will be uploading a tutorial on my Youtube channel called Primadonnacrafts and do check it out if you are interested. Have a great week-end.
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