Monday, 12 June 2017

Today's canvas

Good evening all and thanks for popping in.

I hope you had a lovely weekend, I had a most wonderful day in Bolton on Saturday. I would like to thank all the lovely crafters who came to say hello, brought me gifts, coffee and had a chat. The day whizzed , Jane, Penny and Martin on the Art of Craft stand are such wonderful people and I am really looking forwards to seeing them again.

Then yesterday we spent the day helping Adam and Danielle move into their house, they got the keys on Friday. It is just perfect for them and is only five minutes we are off there again build some more furniture...well that's what parents do isn't it...

So today I thought I would sare a canvas with you...I made it for a recent show with Rosie, when the Inka Gold was you workshop ladies will know just how much I love this product...

I started with a canvas that I had painted ages ago...but didn't like it...perfect for what I wanted...after all we never throw anything away we...????

I attached my stencil and sponged through some grunge paste, and left it to dry .

Next came the embellishments

Followed by the black gesso

I do love this technique...

When dry , I added a wash of Inka gold, mixing the colours as I went along.


Then some splats....another favourite technique of great with Inka gold too.

When dry I used a craft knife to scratch back some of the colour , this adds some highlights.

And finally some metal embellishments and some glossy Accents...

I think she looks fab,,,

Right better get much still to do and a very busy week ahead...

Thanks for popping in,

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxx



  1. Absolutely awesome Jo. Just love the colours. Much love. Bev. xxx

  2. wow Jo! this is great. seems to be made of metal. have a great week, hugs xx

  3. That's lovely, Jo. Glad I still follow your blog, even if I can't easily get to your workshops. Rosemary x

  4. Really gorgeous canvas Jo. Hope the children are settling into their new homes inc Mikey and his young lady in Nottingham. Enjoy your break when you get there! Much love xx