For my second creation for the Country View Crafts August challenge - Summertime - I have created this textured canvas.
I started with a layer of gesso and once dry used distress paints to give it a little colour. I added some tissue paper to create some wrinkles and some texture paste around the edges to provide a border.
My flowers were made with grungepaper - with a layer of gessoed card stuck on it (makes it strong but still pliable). I make sure the gesso is stippled rather than smooth so that a little texture is there for highlighting with treasure gold or dry brushing. I cut out and painted my tattered florals flowers before highlighting. I added some air dry clay flowers too and finally dry brushed the whole canvass with a darker blue and added some treasure gold to highlight the textures.