That is what the lady at Michael's asked me. You may be saying "what a dumb question".....no not really. This canvas was on clearance. It was $2.35 for 2 canvases. One was in perfect condition, the other had a giant hole in the middle!!!
My first step was to color the canvas. I used Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks by Tim Holtz. Once I finished that, I spritzed the canvas with water and let some of the colors run together. I even sprayed some Sterling Silver Michelle's Musings misting paint on the canvas.
Finally came the embellishments....this was sort of inspired by a story I read about France giving America the Eiffel Tower. So the canvas has an American/French theme. I used blues and reds in most of the piece.