As much as I love making cards, every once in a while, I need to try something different. With my first craft show right around the corner, I wanted to create something other than a card. I purchase a set of four 4x4 canvas boards (these do not have the hallow wooden mount). I decided to stamp an image and color it with copics. I've never tried this, but thought it would look really cool to make these into magnets.
Using my Misti Original Size Stamping tool, I first stamped t he sentiment on the canvas using Gina K amalgam ink. I had to heat set it so it would not smear when I placed masking tape over the sentiment to stamp the image. Because the canvas was not a smooth surface, I did need to restamp at least 3 times.
Copics are amazing. I used copics to color this image. Because the wedding dress is white, I used C-0 to just create a mild shadow (but you can't see it in this image). I used B99, B97 and B95 to color in the groom's suit. For the floral portion of the bride's dress, i used a simple red marker (R29) to color in the flowers in the back of her dress. Although it was pretty, the canvas still looked a little too simple. So I didn't stop there.
Adding some distress ink to the edges of the cavans and then splattering the same ink around the image, gave this piece a little more dimension. For the final touch, I added a golden stickles to the center of each flower. This added the much needed texture and bling. Before even packaging this, a dear friend wanted it for her daughter's upcoming wedding and how could I deny her. This was made with love and I can only hope that the new bride and groom love it too!