Hope you are all well, I am missing all the ladies that went off on holiday this week but I hope you all have a wonderful time. I wish I was firmly tucked in your hmm very large suitcase, a small one just wont do. lol
Well I had a wonderful time popping to the Aly Paly show this weekend , I got to meet lots of lovely ladies from here and Facebook, twitter etc and saw lots of lovely goodies and team members I also got to have lots of hugs with the wonderful Helen and Mark , Mr and Mrs Visible Image themselves. We didn't have a lot of time to chat but it was so good to see them as it had been over a year since we last met.
I got given lots of new gorgeous stamps to create with so today I decided I would do a canvas as the first piece I created for Visible Image back for the very first post was a canvas which is still displayed and I love it so I hope this is loved as much as I do.
So here we go my Finnabar inspired 6x6 canvas with Visible Image gorgeous INKognito stamps.
To start I got a tissue and separated the plys so you just have one layer and I stamped the Woman INKognito stamp onto it with Versamark pigmant ink and heat set it a little to help it set.
I prepped my canvas with a layer of gesso and dried it with a heat gun.
Next I coated the area on the left of the canvas with some PVA glue mixed with a little water and tore around the woman image and added that to the canvas, I added more glue on top of the image and sealed the edges well.
I then added several more smaller pieces of tissue in single ply in different area on the canvas and on the sides to add some texture and wrinkle it with the glue mix as I went.
I also stamped out my "Imperfection is Beauty" sentiment on white card again in Black pigment ink and then mounted it on to a very thin black mat and set aside.
Anyway back to how I made it.
I really wanted to add a frame around the lady but It really detracted from the beautiful hair splashes so I decided to add more texture to the canvas instead so I took a stencil and some Dreamweaver crackle paste and added some tiny dots, big dots, stripes and splashes all from the one stencil which had 5 sections of small areas of pattern to choose from ( I mostly covered it with flowers etc but it is there under the edges ). Then I lathered it around the sides with a spatula and had it thick in some areas and thin in others and dried it all to crack it.
I chose lots of wooden buttons in all sizes and some wings and lots of different size flowers in any colours cos we will paint them so any old colours will do and then once worked out where all would be placed roughly I went ahead and added the sentiment on foam at the bottom so I knew where I could add everything up to.
I also added butterflies in wood and a dragonfly, a heart and few other bits.
At this stage I took a white paint and started to paint over everything accept the Main image and the sentiment which I wanted kept clean.
Once everything was covered, even the metal on the corners and wings. I took two Vintage sprays in a brown and a blue tone with no Mica and sprayed lightly in areas but kept a tissue in my hand to dab the colour to the sides too , rather than get drips running down. Sometimes I want that look but others I want it more controlled like this one.
Once this layer was dry and the sprays had seeped into the cracks and patterns on the canvas I think this is when you really notice them and can see where it needs other things. So I took some gilding wax and rubbed it onto all the textured areas and edges of flowers etc and all them little beads lol.
The last thing was to add the bling cos you don't want it to get spoiled with paint and sprays so I had these little circles that fitted some of the flowers perfectly and left another layer showing so I added them to about five and left the rest bare. No need to over do it.
Voila... all done, quick and simple , this actually took me less time than a card.
The stamps I used for this one were.
So there we have today's piece which I hope you like and will have a go at, You can do this on any size canvas but I recommend starting fairly small if you have never used this technique as you don't have a huge area to try to cover and stick to a few pieces but lots of them rather than 100's of random bits of everything unless you like that look of course, no rules in craft just taste. (whoop that should be a stamp don't you think haha?)
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Have a wonderful Wednesday