Friday, 4 November 2016

An Autumnal Canvas with Moths!!!

Today is my second DT creation for Creative Artists Mixed Media and as always the theme is "Anything Goes", using mixed media.
The sponsor this month is Foil Play who offer a host of goodies HERE and offer free delivery on orders of over £10!
I decided to create an Autumnal Canvas and it was quite a long process! 
I began by gessoing an 8x12" canvas. I then used masking fluid randomly to create an irregular border. I brayered on red acrylic paint and knocked it back with white.
I then put my first layer of stamps on using a mixture of Dylusions Paper Artsy and Tim Holtz stamps, letting them dry and then layering them up. 
I added colour and white highlights using Faber Castell Gelatos and a Pitt Big White pen. 
I used stencils to add texture paste and stamped on top of it. I added a postage stamp image from an old book and also an amaretto biscuit wrapper (!) I then used white and black pens to doodle and added the odd Swarovski crystal.
I cut the moths (well butterflies) using the Tim Holtz Texture Fade Bigz Dies, and then embossed them. They were painted with distress inks and embossed with distress embossing powder. I rubbed Walnut Stain ink around the edges and then used a matt Mod Podge and distress glaze on them.
After fixing them to the canvas I rubbed the masking fluid off to reveal the white edges.

I hope you like it!

Happy Crafting,
Denyse x