I had a 50th birthday at the end of last year and didn't have a clue what to get, so I decided to make a 50th canvas!
This started life as a plain canvas, approx. 8" x 11".
I deliberately used a darker texture colour so that it would stand out a little under the coats of paint.
I gradually added layers of chipboard cogs around a number '50' and painted the whole piece with white paint.
I was in two minds whether to stop at this point because I quite liked it all white, but decided to do an black to grey ombre effect.
I glittered the number '50'...just to emphasise the fact!