She says, “I truly love being able to use a combination of stencils and stamps to create a finished piece that has a feeling of depth due to the technique of layering.”


Stamps Kay used...

  • PaperArtsy Eclectica³: EKC13; EKC17
  • PaperArtsy Eclectica³ Mini: EM25; EM31

Other materials...

  • PaperArtsy stencil: PS076; PS080
  • Archival ink pad: Jet Black; Leaf Green; Cornflower Blue
  • PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint: Blue Oyster; Southern Skies; Cheesecake; Pumpkin Soup, Dolly Mix; Amethyst; Eggplant; Candy Floss; Bubblegum; Zucchini; Hey Pesto; Snowflake; Metallic Glaze
  • Colorsoft pencil: Mid Grey; Steel Grey; Cloud Blue
  • Crystal glitter glue
  • 6” x 6” Stretched canvas
  • Aurora Borealis self adhesive gems
  • Uniball Signo gel pen: White
  • 0.3mm black pigment pen


Step-by-step… Daisy Canvas

Sponge Blue Oyster paint all over the canvas then sponge Zucchini paint along the bottom third. Ensure you cover the sides of the canvas too.

Using Zucchini paint and the PS080 stencil add grass and flowers along the base of the canvas using a stencil brush.

Using a combination of Snowflake paint for the flower heads and Zucchini for the stems, stencil some frothy flowers using stencil PS076. Heat set.


Stamp grasses along the base of the canvas using the Leaf Green ink pad; varying the heights and direction of the grasses.

Stamp all the main imagery using the Jet Black ink pad – again varying the heights and direction of the images. Heat set.

Paint imagery using Fresco Finish paints with a fine brush. Start with the lighter opaque colours and then add the darker translucents.


Heat set the paint. Trace over the main images with a 0.3mm black pigment pen to reintroduce the detail back into the flowers etc.

Using the Cornflower Blue ink pad, stamp swirls along the base and top of the canvas.

Gently tap some Blue Oyster paint (using your finger) over some of the stamped swirls to fade some into the background.


10 Shadow around all the images stamped in black ink using the Mid Grey pencil, then Steel Grey and finish with Cloud Blue.

11 Using a white gel pen, add some white dot detailing to the large daisy flowers.

12 Apply Metallic Glaze to the sides and edges of the canvas and to the white petals and larger white dots.



To finish the project: Add gems and apply accents of glitter glue to some of the main imagery.


This project first featured in the May 2017 issue of Craft Stamper magazine