Hello, Creative Embellishments fans!

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing a vintage-inspired canvas board using an old photo of my beloved Dad. The back of the photo says that this was his Senior photo from high school.

I recently ordered the new Moth Set from the CE store and thought it would pair nicely with either an outdoor scene or with something masculine. As you can see, I went with masculine.

As crackle is my jam, that’s where I began with this piece. It dried over the course of several days before I began working on the project. My color choices started as a combination of pastel mint green and a very pale blue. I loved that combo but felt I needed to go darker with this vintage and masculine vibe. So, I started layering my 13 Arts colors until I achieved what you see here. The only media not 13 Arts was a splattering of Tim Holtz Wild Honey Oxide.

Next, I stained all the chipboard with Walnut Stain and then used some custom waxes created with Decoupage wax and my 13 Arts Color Glows. Under the focal area, I layered in the Riveted Honeycomb using 2 pieces and offsetting them for balance. Additionally, I used the waxes as highlights on my dried crackle paste.It makes the background look so interesting and provide depth. I do find it hard to stamp on crackle, so I skipped that step this time.

My ephemera is Tim Holtz Idealogy Field Notes.

I love layers so had fun tucking in some extra ephemera. You can also visualize some of the honeycomb as well as all that great crackle!

Here is a close-up of that other side! The Moth Set is such an awesome 4 pack of different varieties.
I cropped the focal area to give you a better idea where all the parts and pieces lie.
Of course, I finished with a few florals from 49 and Market.
Just another shot of my favorite moth from the set. One of my final steps was adding the 13 Arts gold microbeads.
And another look at the Riveted Honeycomb.
I love the sweet mushrooms in the Field Notes pack and added them here. Mushroom hunting was a fun, family activity as a child. Daddy loved fried mushrooms.
A bit of added roots in the corner and a final splattering of white gesso concluded this canvas project.
Now are you ready to get your craft on?
I hope so.
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