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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

My Canvas made at Eileen's Workshop - 13th June 2015

Hello again all you lovely Crafters.....

Thought I would share my canvas with you that I made at Eileen's Workshop last Saturday..... and what a messy day we had..... but boy did we enjoy it !!!

Below is a photo of my Canvas and when I was making it I really struggled to see where I was going with it as it has so many different layers but all in all I think I did a good job on it..... Thanks to Eileen's Demo's and her sharing her techniques with us all.....

This is how I remembered creating it but excuse me if I have it a bot wrong as I am sooooo busy at the moment I don't even have time to Sleep !!!

First I glued some screwed up tissue paper with a clear gesso and with the same Gesso I then added a light coloured Brusho Pigment Paint which is so high in pigment you only need a little..... I then smeared with a paint brush the coloured Gesso over the Canvas is a really messy random way...... Some of the Ladies at this point used a wet Baby Wipe to take away some of the messy Gesso but I chose not to as I loved the vibrant colour.....Then I dried the mess with a Heat Gun until it was thoroughly dry. I then picked a few more colours in the Brusho's and shook a little in various places and then wet and spread the colour around to create an interesting background..... Once again I dried in so I could then add some Circles using various sizes of Jar and Bottle Lids and Black Gesso which I dipped the lids into and then pressing the lids onto the canvas it left the black circles and then I kept dipping into the Gesso and in a random pattern I turned the lids onto the Canvas to create the spheres and when I was happy with the pattern I just cleaned my lids to use for another time..... Again I dried my canvas using a heat gun making sure it was completely dry..... I then used the clear gesso to paint over the inside of the spheres and again dried it thoroughly and then painted it a few times using White Acryllic paint to cover the colour within the spheres..... well as best as I can because the Brusho's have such strong pigment that keeps coming through whatever medium you put over them..... When it was all dried I sprinkled a tiny bit of various colours of Brusho's on one side of my Spheres to try and make it look as if there was a light source on one side giving it the 3D effect.... (Not quite sure I achieved this). Again I dried it and painted around each sphere in a deeper colour to try and make them stand away from the background again to try and enhance the 3D effect.....
 Once all of the above was done I added some Stampendous Frantage to give some added interest and then stamped with a distress old writing stamp into my spheres. I then hunted for a Stamp to add the focal point to my Canvas and for this I used the Stampers Anonymous Stamp called "Crazy Birds" and I chose the one I thought looked the best and stamped it on a White Stamping Card and cut him out and stuck him on the Canvas..... I left him white so he would stand out against all the busyness in the background and then found a sentiment Stamp by Jofy saying "Perfectly Imperfect" which if I must say seems to work really well.....

Phew..... I think I have got it all but anyway here's my photo's...... Go on have a go and enjoy where it takes you, just like I did .....






1 comment:

  1. LOVE this!!!! Thanks for explaining how you did it!!!!

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