I started this altered art canvas at the same time I did my wooden birdhouse but just got it finished up today. I had lots of Italy-related ephemera so thought I’d use that as a theme for this piece. Italy is another one of those places I’d love to visit one day, so it was great inspiration.
I started by painting the 5×7 canvas with a buttermilk yellow acrylic paint. I added some texture by stamping on some script text in a brown ink. Then I added a distressed piece of torn scrapbook paper horizontally on the lower part of the canvas.
Next up was basically a bookmark blank that I had grungy’d up with my coffee stain. To that I added a stamped black rose image and some sticker embellishments. Then I Mod Podge’d the bookmark to the canvas. Everything else is a combination of a series of Italy-themed stickers, some bumblebee stickers for a touch of color, and red rose sticker, to tie in with the stamped rose image. I also added a button and a fabric flower to complete the overall design.
And thus you have my homage to Italy.