I love working on canvas and thought I'd share one that I made for a friend recently, along with a few tips for having a go at your own.
First you need to choose your canvas. There is a wide variety of sizes available, and they are relatively inexpensive to buy. I chose a Windsor and Newton 24"x24" deep edge canvas, which I then primed by coating in white gesso. I did this stage outside, using the plastic wrapping as a protective sheet, because I tend to be a messy painter!
Finally, add photos and embellishments to finish! I added a 10"x8" black and white matt photo, butterflies cut from the Bazzill and Echo Park paper using a Cuttlebug and finished with red gems, Pink Paislee artisan tape, WRMK rub ons, a Glitz Design pom pom, and Scrap FX chipboard butterfly and swirls, which were inked with charcoal Chalk Ink, misted and finished with silver gems.
Here are a few close ups: