The first step you have to do to your bare canvas, is coat it with Gesso. This gives it a base, that has "grip" now for everything to be glued to. Then with liquid glue, I used Fabritac, and a hot glue for a couple of pieces. Don't worry about color when you are selecting your items..... you will see why momentarily!
So here I have a random selection of things, some with meaning, some for space filler. On the background you need some texture, I have a piece of a metal screen, some burlap, gauze, and tissue paper. In every empty space I filled in with flowers or small oddities. There is sea glass, earrings, some flat some raised, random is the fun part. It's like a scavenger hunt after finding all the things that make up the canvas.
now the entire canvas is covered in gesso. There were a few pieces that would not cover, like some black trinkets. And some flowers bled thru'. The choice is yours at this point. You can recoat those pieces until they stay or white, or you can let them show thru as I chose to do on a few pieces.
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