I have also been working on painting some canvas boards. I read an article by Sheri Beaubien in the current issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and decided to just dive in an try it. It scares me a little to do this stuff because I always think it should turn out perfect the first time. One of my goals for this year is to stop thinking that way. So...
Here is the result after the first 3 steps.
There are three canvas boards. At this point they all look alike so I'll only show one.
Step 1: Glue on tissue paper (wrinkled).
Step 2: Cover with gesso.
Step 3: Paint a base coat.
More to follow.