Simon Says: paint!

I had a few people asking about the “create” canvas I sneaked a peek of… well here it is! It was the perfect project to create for this week’s challenge.

Step 1: use paste + falling snow stencil for texture. Let dry. Then spread thin layer of gesso over it and etch out ‘create’ at bottom.


Then attach a bunch of embellishments. any embellishments. Glue them down good.


Then coat them all in gesso!! Once this dries you’re ready for the final step. No, really!


Use watercolors and gelatos with water and a paintbrush to color your canvas!


I love this style of canvas so much – this was a blast to make and many students kept checking in to see its progress over the two days I worked on it. “Create” was because I wanted to name it for the event – and I left it behind to stay with my lovely friends at Simon Says Stamp.


for the word – I used layers of color medium and pens, then coated in glossy accents for some ‘pop’.


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Love how this turned out!

50dollar_voucher_600pxWhat paint will inspire you this week? Join in the creative fun! Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.

18 thoughts on “Simon Says: paint!”

  1. Fantastic textures. sweet falling snow in the background for just a hint of texture. Create indeed!

  2. Awesome canvas! I love the texture too. Beautiful colors and embellishments. Truly lovely. Michelle t

  3. This canvas is so beautiful, May. I love the great textures and colors you created. Those flower embellishments are gorgeous. 🙂

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  5. Neato! I saw this processed from pretty much start to finish! Cool to see the published edition 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Wow. What a great looking canvas. Seems so simple and yet gives such a great effect. Thanks for always sharing your ideas.

  7. Love this! Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed meeting you at Create. Thanks to you I sat down with my Scribbly Birds and played with different ways to color them. Hope to see you there next year.

  8. Loved meeting you at create. Thanks for mentioning the falling snow template you used on this piece. I think it looks even more amazing in person.

  9. A really cool piece of artwork. So many gorgeous details to feast your eyes on and I love the beautiful flowers against the textured backdrop. Just fabulous!!

  10. LOVE how this project turned out! It made we want to buy the falling show stencil immediately! And I adore how you combined so many clever techniques on this. I love the whimsical way you spelled out “Create” and the color scheme is to die for!

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