Friday, 1 August 2014

My First Canvas!

I have wanted to create a canvas for a long time so when the theme for the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge for August was chosen as, "Anything Goes", I decided it was time to have a bash at it!
I began by covering the canvas in Gesso, once that was dry I tore masking tape up to mask the edge of the canvas, creating a ragged border. I then took my finishing brush (which is a 1950's 4" Badger haired brush) and lightly brushed the canvas with Paper Artsy Chalk Paints, brushing horizontally and then vertically to create texture. I used Claudine Hellmuth matt medium to adhere pieces of old book pages to the canvas, some of which I sprayed with water when dry and then peeled off to leave the text transferred beneath. I stamped my canvas using Stazon and a range of stamps from Dyan Reavely (Dylusions) and Tim Holtz. I also used various stencils which had artists texture paste roughly smeared through them. Both the stamps and the texture paste areas were then coloured in with Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens (both big and small) and I added more colour with gelatos. At the end when everything was dry I used a black pen to add dots and outline the stamped areas,
Finally I glued some randomly placed green dew drops on and ran washi tape around the edges of the canvas.
I have to say that I am really pleased with it and will be trying more!
This month's challenge is sponsored by Di's Digis and the prize is a whopping $12 to spend on Di's gorgeous digi stamps so do please enter our challenge HERE the design team have really come up trumps and their beautiful creations are well worth a look!

Happy crafting,
Denyse x

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