Poppies Memorial and Veterans Day Mixed Media Canvas
We have a fantastic new challenge for you this month at Stamps & Stencils. Ruth has chosen the theme Floral Frenzy. I wanted to go big with my flowers and selected my new IndigoBlu poppy set to make a Memorial Day/Veteran's Day canvas for my husband. I am so thankful for his service to our country and the world. It wasn't really his dream to become a soldier, but he chose to do the right thing for our family and I am ever so grateful. To all of those who serve and the families that sacrifice so much - I thank you!
I used foam stamps and black acrylic paint for my letters and painted on the highlights. I was going to do the entire piece on this brown cardboard, but it didn't work out. I cut strips instead.
The flowers were stamped onto inky papers and fussy cut.
I went with a blue background to add some life. I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the stars.
Before painting I glued hymnal pages all over the canvas. I do hope you will break out your flowers and join us with a stamped or stenciled mixed media project.