To start I covered my canvas using the super rad tissue paper from the kit. A small amount of a thin glue works best when you're trying to get this stuff smooth and flat. Mod Podge would work just fine, but I personally really like the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium in Matte.
While I let that completely dry (which takes practically no time), I went ahead and cut my files from silhouette studio.
Before I started sticking goodies onto the canvas for good, I adjusted my spacing so i had a good idea where I really wanted things. At this point, i pulled a bit of vintage lace from my stash which I've been hording forever! This is one of the reasons I love working with these kits. Not only are they coordinated and push me to use things I love but maybe wouldn't always pick up on my own, BUT they also encourage me to destash just a little at a time. Which softens the blow, right? :D
After I checked on my spacing, I started the assembly. So, if you haven't already noticed, glue is important to me. I used a variety of glues here. I had mostly wet glues on my desk so that's what I stuck (lol! STUCK! get it? ) with for this project. I used glossy accents to glue "bear" down (YES! you CAN do that!), foam adhesives to pop up "hugs", and Beacon's 3in1 to hold the bow and adorable little bear to the canvas.
I think she likes it!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying their week and getting a chance to craft for the ones you love (yourself INCLUDED!) sunshine&bunnies, holly*