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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A canvas for today.

Good afternoon all, and thanks for popping in for a few minutes. We have another new follower , as you know I always get excited when we have a new member to our little blog family...

I do hope that you will be very happy here...

But I must warn you that I do ramble on at times.....

Today I thought I would share a canvas with you....

I made this for the Clarity Open day, as you know I do love to dabble in Mixed Media , and love to play with stencils and grunge paste.

I started with a canvas board, and this rather lovely large flower stencil, designed by yours truly....( yah.....sorry....but I do love saying that...)

Now I didn't drag the grunge paste through the stencil. I used a technique that I have borrowed from the very lovely and talented Eileen Godwin.

What you do is put some GP onto your craft mat, spritz with a little water and use a clean, min blending tool pad to dab the GP through the stencil.

This gave me lots of texture.

Plus I just dabbed some GP around the canvas for extra texture.

At this point I wasn't even sure which orientation I was going to have the canvas.

Next , I added some small wooden stars....for extra detail and painted the whole thing with black gesso..

When the gesso was dry , I added some colour using the Fresco Paints...the best way to do this is to Dry Brush. It...so that means not too much paint on your brush..having your brush quite ' dry' and not pressing it too hard onto the canvas. I used a sort of dragging motion with my brush.

The next stage was to add some gilding wax...and some splats of gold paint...( I do love adding splats...)

And a lovely die cut...from Memory Box dies.

I used this brilliant glue wand....it really is great for adding delicate die cuts...

This Jayne Nestorenko stamp is my favourite butterfly stamp at the moment, I just can't put it down...

And it just finished off the canvas perfectly..

I also found these cute little metal hearts...They say ' made with love' ....and it was ...

I do hope that you like it,

Enjoy the rest of your day, I am off to the hairdressers, then I need to get everything sorted for tomorrow's classes in Hazel Grove....

We are going to be making a start on Christmas cards...

Take care all,

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxx

 

9 comments:

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    1. Loved this when I saw it Leyburn Jo! So glad youv'e shared it with us !! Xx

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  2. Really love this. Thanks for step by step.
    MFMxx

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  3. Love this! Great art and great ideas. You never waffle Jo! Xx

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  4. Just love this canvas Jo. I always worry when you say you cover the whole thing in black gesso as I am not sure I'd be brave enough. However, it always turns out as an amazing piece of art as did this one.xx

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  5. this canvas looks beautiful! I love it Jo! Hugs rachel x

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  6. Lovely canvas Jo! Haven't tried this before, but am now totally inspired to have a go! Thanks for the tutorial. X

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