Wednesday 26 February 2020

Life is Full of Beauty, by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi everyone,
today I'm sharing a tiny, tiny canvas, tiny like 10 cm tiny.

I started with a coat of White Heavy Gesso.  Once dried I've added a wash or water and Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust.  I wanted quite a pale background, so while it was still wet I have swiped across the surface with a paper towel.

Next I added some stamping with the Geo Grunge stamp set, making sure not to forget to do some of the edges.
 To add some texture to my background, I mixed some molding paste with Deep Water Mica Powder.  This has been used with the Scripted Stencil and then randomly spread over the surface with a palette knife.
While the paste was still wet I have sprinkled the top with some distress glitters, fairy dust and micro beads.  I left this overnight to dry.

I made a flower and some leave with paper clay and painted these with Shimmer Dust and water.  I stated with the lightest colour, Peacock, then in some of the grooves added Cobolt.  The Midnight was painted with a fine brush just around the top of the petals.

The leaves were painted the same, a layer of Paris and then some Lush.  While the leaves were still wet, I dropped a little of the Midnight and water mix onto them and this flowed down into the grooves.

Over the black edging i have added some Antique Shimmer Pen with a little Clear Shimmer Pen to the leaves.

Hope you've been inspired 💙


  1. So cute, thank you for sharing your mini canvas with us Ros <3