Saturday, 24 January 2015

Photo Tutorial by Jaya Raghuvanshi
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine' }

Hello everyone!  Heather McMahon here with you today to
 share our January photo tutorial by Design Team member 
Jaya Raghuvanshi from India. Jaya is sharing how she created
 this stunning canvas, inspired by our current challenge HERE.

Jaya was inspired by the colours, blooms, clock images
 & metal elements of the current mood board. 

A reminder about Jaya & her bio:-

"Hello everyone! My name is Jaya Raghuvanshi & I am from India.
 I am 27 years of age & a dental surgeon by profession. 
Crafting, painting & pencil sketching have been my hobbies since childhood. 

I discovered paper crafts in 2012 & have been hooked on them since then.
 My style is a 'mixed bag' & I love to try anything new that comes my way. 
 I started with scrapbooking & began making canvases only recently. 
I find canvases the best way to express myself.

I'd love it if you stopped by my blog here & Facebook pages here & here."


 1. Apply a generous coat of Mod Podge to adhere your
 patterned paper to the canvas. Let it air dry or use a heat gun.

2. Apply gesso on the base & heat dry.

3. Use your chosen stencils with your texture paste, 
to create some background texture.  

4. Adhere all your embellishments on the canvas. 
Once everything is in place add more stenciling if you feel it is required.  

5. Coat the embellishments with a generous amount of gesso. 
Use crackle texture paste around the flower clusters & edges of the canvas.

6. Use your mists & sprays to cover the embellishments. 
Repeat with alternate coats of gesso & sprays, as many
 times as necessary to achieve the desired result.  

Here are some close-ups...

Jaya created these amazing 3D dribble effects
 by using her hot glue gun.Pretty cool huh?!

The texture & detail in Jaya's work is incredible & canvases are the perfect 
place to have fun with flowers & embellishments without worrying about bulk.

Here is Jaya's finished masterpiece!

Products Used :-


12" x 12" canvas - art store
Patterned paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
 White heavy gesso & texture crackle paste - Prima 
Texture paste - Ranger
 White gelato - Faber Castell
Vibez - Shimmerz white mist
Stencils - Art is & Reverse chicken wire - The Crafter's Workshop
Sprays - Lindy's Starburst Hottie patottie hot pink, 
 Rambling rose red, Cotton candy pink & Shabby turbine teal
Magicals - Lindy's Autumn maple crimson & Queen of hearts red
 Embellishments -Shabby chic oval resin frame, Typo bulbs, 
Ingvild Bolme plate & Finnabair bottle cap - Prima
Other metal embellishments & flowers - stash

Please leave a comment here for Jaya if you found this tutorial inspiring!

There is only 1 week left to get your entries in for this month's challenge! 
There are 11 awesome prizes up for grabs so be quick!

You can find the challenge details here.

We also have our monthly FOLLOWER COMPETITION running HERE
so don't forget to enter if you haven't already!  It also closes in a week!!
You could win a $25 gift certificate without even creating a project!



Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous canvas, Jaya!! thanks for sharing tutorial, you are brilliant with layers. Love that glue drip idea :)

Valia Katzaki said...

Stunning canvas Jaya! Thank you for the inspiration!

Di Garling said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Jaya with sooooo many amazing details. Love love love it.

Tiphanie Sunshineandscrap said...

Amazing Jaya !! thank you for the tutorial it's a perfect textured !

lilibleu said...

Wow, wow, gorgeous canvas Jaya !! Thank you for the tutorial <3
Lydie Denis.

Karita said...

Gorgeous canvas Jaya! WOW!
And thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

Karita said...

Gorgeous canvas Jaya! WOW!
And thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

Nicole Doiron said...

Totally amazing masterpiece!!!

langeatheart said...

This is stunning Jaya! I may have to commission one from you! Great tutorial! <3

Kathy Grigas said...

This is stunning.

Lucy Valles said...

Awesome. So inspiring. I'm rushing out to buy a canvas. I can't paint....but I can attempt this. Thrilled. Thank you Jaya. How about a video?

Patricia said...

This is a true master piece...loving all of the added texture and the colours are just divine!!!

Нюрка из гнезда said...

Wow effect!!!!

Karen Conner said...

AWESOME canvas. I love the different shades of pink. Gorgeous!

selena said...

quel magnifique tableau, merci pour le partage des etapes de la creation.

Nancy Carroll said...

This is just tooo gorgeous, love the awesome tutorial

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful tutorial and the page is beautiful.

Tusia Lech said...

Amazing project and wonderful tutorial!!

zuziucha said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I can't stop looking at this.........

Hera said...

Fabulous job, friend! Thanks for sharing with us!