Sunday, 1 July 2018

Canvas with wildflowers by Tim Holtz

It's the 1st of July and it's time for a new challenge at the Country View Challenges! The theme is: In the summer garden.

As you can see my summer garden is filled with wildflowers.

This is a 13x18cm canvas. 

I used Tim Holtz layering stencil (THS035) and I stencilled wildflowers in the middle of the canvas with modelling paste.

When it was dry, I covered the wildflowers with Schmincke masking fluid. I let it dry and after I painted the canvas with diluted DecoArt Americana paints (Whispering Turquoise, Spa Blue, Mistletoe, Pistachio Mint). Actually, I tapped the diluted paints with a sponge onto the surface.

When the paint was dry I rubbed off the paint from the wildflowers with a piece of paper towel. 

Since the colours were too vivid I toned them back with watered DecoArt Americana Buff Beige paint.

Then I cut out the flowers from thick kraft paper and watercolour paper using Sizzix Thinlits dies (Wildflowers 661190, 661808 sets) by Tim Holtz.

Then I spattered the canvas with the Buff Beige and White Wash paints.

I inked the edges of the white flowers with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then I glued them on the canvas. 

I put a layer of Schmincke Fluid Medium for sealing the canvas then I put a sticker from Tim Holtz Small Talk, Occasion sticker book on the right top.

So if you have a summer garden project, please join our challenge where you have the chance to win a £20 voucher.


  1. My kind of garden... Love the Tim Holtz dies, I did consider buying them when they came out but could never decide! xx

  2. A lovely canvas Monika, such pretty colours.Happy July! xx

  3. This is really lovely Monika, so pretty, and Tim Holtz always has just the right words. Have a very happy July, Sue xx

  4. Love the soft colours ! so pretty !
    Corrie x

  5. brilliant make Monika - your wildflowers look fabulous! Hugs rachel x

  6. I love this Monika - perfect for the challenge

  7. Beautiful, Monika! I love wildflowers too - they are growing best in my garden ;-)
    hugs Evelyn xx

  8. Great canvas love the colours you have chosen Have a lovely weekend x


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