I started by cutting a piece of paper from the 7gypsies Order du jour collection. I liked the damask pattern but wanted a little more blue since it was representing the blue & stars section. I dipped my paint brush in some Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist to add some blue & shimmer.
Next, I set about cutting strips of Canvas Corp's Fluted White paper & strips of burlap. I then spritzed the burlap with red and laid everything out on the canvas.
After that, it was times to mess around with the junque I wanted to add! I didn't take pics because I was all over the place - I'd do one thing, then didn't like that, then I'd do something else, then I'd move it around. You'd be dizzy from all that mess! But in the end, I got it all together & here's the final result!
I used different elements, such as 7gypsies Architextures, different snippets from their paper and/or ephemera, Tim Holtz, ribbon & trim, buttons - all very eclectic. It's got texture & height & whimsy!
And I decided I didn't want the edge around the canvas all white so I added strips of burlap - I think it warms the whole thing up!
Thanks for stopping by to see my take on our nation's flag & colors ala Canvas Corp style!