Hels and I are back again with another recipe challenge. We don't normally have these so close together, but this one got started a few weeks ago and then I was struck down with bronchitis, followed by the flu... lucky me... but I'm all better now, so it's time to share!
Here's our recipe:
- 4 x 12 canvas (orientation of choice)
- three 3 x 3 canvases on top of the 4 x 12
- brand new or never used stamp(s)
- blue, green, black, and white
- "pop" of red
- 1 metallic
- washi tape (store bought or hand-made)
- a crown
Sorry this main pic is a little blurry - the close ups are better...
I started by painting the background of all 4 canvases with Golden fluid acrylics - green gold, cobalt teal, and turquoise (phthalo). I blended them with a good amount of water for a more mottled, watercolor look.
Then I accented the turquoise (phthalo) areas with both black and white gesso, applied in thin stripes with the edge of my craft scraper. My 'brand new' stamp came next. It's the sea bubbles stamp by 'Designs by Ryn'. I stamped the bubbles in the opposing corners of each canvas with white gesso.
The sentiment is my own, though I'm sure someone has said it at some point. I typed it out on my vintage typewriter, adhered it to the canvas, and outlined it with my Stabilo ALL pencil, blending the outlines with a water brush.
I punched the 3 hearts out of some scrap painted papers, added some accents with a white gel pen, and again outlined them with a Stabilo ALL pencil.
The final touches were adding the crown charm with a long fastener brad, wrapping each of the 3 small canvases with a 1/2 width of black/white polka dot washi tape, and adding some shading to the edge of all the canvases with a tiny bit of turquoise (phthalo) paint, applied with Ranger's cut 'n' dry foam.
The timing of this canvas was perfect for Valentine's Day, and my hubby Jack was really happy to receive it! Hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to go over to Hels' blog HERE to check out her canvas! I haven't seen it yet but I'm sure it's gorgeous! She seems to be incapable of producing anything that isn't gorgeous! :)
See you soon!