Hello my friends. I am very excited about my offering today as it is my first canvas (please be kind). It is A5 in size. I started with a coat of white gesso. When it was dry I got out the gelli plate for the background.
This time i used the 9x11 plate. I started by spreading brown acrylic paint over the plate with the brayer. Then i put the leafy swirl stencil on top and removed as much paint as i could. I was left with this on plate (I can hear you saying 'this is turqoise. I thought she said she used brown.' You are right. This is from another project but the steps are the same.) Then I waited for a few minutes till it was completely brown.
Next came the dotty stencil. I laid it on top of plate and brayered golden pearl acrylic through it. This meant that when I lifted it off i only had dots on plate. You can see this on pic below. Again colours don't match as from other project. Then it was time to wait for it to dry.
Then it was time for the final layer. Now i had a colour in mind but I didn't have it in acrylic. So I mixed 3 to get to it. I used phthalo turquoise, pistacchio and white, mixed them together and brayered all over. Then i put canvas on it and pulled print you can see on background.
Then I think I just played. I wanted to use grunge paste so I got out 2 stencils, tulip and swirl and put some paste through them. I left it to dry. In the meantime I got some Tim Holtz dictionary tissue paper and stamped and embossed 2 words from the word chains.
When the grunge paste was dry I put stencil back on and sponge some distress ink through it with a make up sponge. I used squeezed lemonade and mustard seed. Then I added emerald green glitter glue by cosmic shimmer on stem and some dots around flower and swirl. I also added some black and white enamel dots from Ranger.
To distress background further I added the script from the Journal stamp set in black archival ink. I held stamp in my hand so i could do it in a patchy way. I also stamped the swallow from same set.
Then using one of the corners, the diamonds and the twig from same set, I stamped with crafty notions glue and added gilding flakes to it.
Finally I added the words to the canvas. I stuck them down using matte glue and seal from Ranger.
And that was my first canvas.
This is the card that I made to go with it. It follows exactly the same process and the print was pulled off gelli plate at the same time as canvas. If you like this was the waste area.
I embellished it in the same way bar the sentiment which is stamped in black archival an clear embossed.
I'm aware this was a long post but it is a two fer really.
All the stamps and stencils used are from Claritystamp. I hope you enjoy my makes, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Claritystamp challenge - anything goes
Simon says stamp monday challenge - white (white canvas, white gesso, white enamel dots, white grunge paste and white card, transformed white card and canvas)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes
PDE - many layers (paint layers)