I really need to remember to take more photos of my process- sorry:
This first one is when I am already almost done with the canvas. I started with a stenciled base using heavy modeling paste. One of those big stencils you get at Michaels.
I then painted it with some Josonjas acrylic -rose madder and a teal color (can’t remember what brand)- I did a lot of pastels in greens, pinks and yellows and then sprayed some workable fixative over it before my next step.
Following all that, I attached some crocheted lace pieces with some mod-podge-which I painted over with acrylic inks and rubbed over it with dark glitters. I also affixed some green cord with more modeling paste and covered that with glitter as well. I also rubbed the areas around the lace with some dark colored pastels followed by more workable fixative. Some various ink drips here and there and voila!
This piece just seems very dark and brooding- I prolly was fighting with my ex at that point. I wish you could feel it, it is so full of texture!
Thanks for playing folks!
I know, I know, I am a total blog slacker. I am just waayy too lazy!
But, hopefully this piece was worth the wait. I did something I haven’t done before on a canvas- mixed modeling paste with dimensional elements.
Another thing I need to do is take pictures of my process, but it is what it is today…:( I can tell you I started by mod podging some dress pattern paper to the canvas and cover it with various coats of acrylic paint before using course modeling paste to attach different elements, such as, cardboard buttons and butterflies, hard acrylic letters and numbers, Jolees shutter elements, and a red glitter branch .In addition I used a Michelle Ward stencil an embossing pad along with Tim Holtz Distress powder to add even more texture and dimension.
Once the paste dried I spread a liberal amount of green glitter glue in various places, followed by burnt umber acrylic ink and glimmer mists. For the finishing touch around the edges, Amsterdam acrylic paint in greenish blue. All paint , paste, ink and glitter glue was applied with my fingers. My favorite tools!
I am super happy with the results, and my favorite art is just running my hands over it to feel all the textural happenings!
Well, I’m in a mood tonight , but I wanted to post this canvas before I let time get away from me. Sitting on the porch watching fireflies and the grass grow. These are a few of my favorite things. Ok, that’s only two, so sue me.
Anyway, on to the show.
This piece is my version of a faux finish with some foam stamped apples and acrylic ink bits. It’s really simple, but I like it. Hope you do to. Thanks for stopping by!
Lately I have been doing a little stretching, art wise. I began by making my honey a birthday canvas , rather than a birthday card, and I had so much fun with that, I just kept going. It’s interesting how each medium I work with seems to inspire a different sort of artistic expression. Whether I am working on watercolor paper, my Donna Downey art journal or even Dyan Reavely’s art journal. Or even just scrapbooking. They all have a different feel.
So, below are just a couple of canvases I have been working on lately. I have another one I did yesterday that I will post as soon as I am able.
This one is my version of a piece I saw hanging at the doctor’s office the other day. I wanted to take a pic of that one, but I didn’t want to be weird (er than usual).
This one started as pseudo scrapbook page in black and pink which I adhered to the canvas and immediately detested. So of course my only choice was to cover it with gesso, tissue paper and a bottom
layer of paint before something decent started to emerge. And yay!! I am really pleased with it now.
BTW , having a WordPress app on my phone is great, because I can blog in bed. Nice!
Hope you have a day full of good surprises.