I'm here with my first post for Random Arts and i'm very happy to be here. First of all happy new year to all of you. Let's make it a creative year! I made a canvas according to the january moodboard. At the end of my post you will find a list with all the products that i have used. I used products from the store of course and some products that i had in my stash.
I started to spray the canvas with a lindy's stamp gang spray to get rid of the white background. The colours i will use are already very colourful and by doing this it will reduce the brightness of the colour just a little bit. After that, i added crackle paste in some areas. Since its better to let the paste dry without a heattool, i let it dry overnight.
Look what a lovely cracks it made. So now its time to start preparing some fabric that i want to use on the canvas. I cut a piece as big as i want it to be. And wet it just a little bit. That way the sprays will blend in better with the fabric. I used lindy's sprays again. It gets a bit messy, but no worries. You can put some paper towels underneath the fabric to catch some of the spray. That way it is less messy. The spray is easily removed with water. I let it dry while i start to work on my canvas some more.
I m going to use some seashells from my stash and a chipboard background from the store. So it's time to paint them in suitable colours. First i put a coat of heavy gesso before i put the paint. I used paint from my stash and also art alchemy acrylic paints from finnabair.
So when done, its time to let that dry and start spraying my canvas and play arround with the lay out.
Sometimes its good to try different options for the lay out and see what you like best. You might surprise yourself sometimes!
It might give you new ideas too. So while i was playing arround i figured it out and sorry to say i forgot to make a picture of a step in between… but i wrapped some twine arround my canvas after glueing the fabric down. There are 3 layers. Some "burlap. from my stash, coffeedyed cheesecloth and then the fabric i sprayed with the lindy's sprays. Then i wrapped the twine arround it. This just went well with the whole sea/ beach theme i thought. Now it's time to start placing my shells and chipboard backround where i want them. After doing this i glued it down with gel medium and my gluegun. As the big shells are quite heavy, i needed it to stick really well, hence the gluegun.
I used ths moss and the teeny tiny adorable seashells from the store, to fill up the big shells. Isn't that just cute! I glued them down with gel medium. This does take some time to dry but it gives you the oppurtunity to move them arround a little until you are happy. Then i used some texturepaste with a stencil in the background. After this i used some creme beads form my stash to act like pearls in the shells. I also put some flatback Pearls to add some more interest to the background and let it blend in toghether a bit more. For a finishing touch i used art alchemy wax arround the border and to put some highlights here and there, And voilá, this is the results:
And here are some close ups
-List of supplies (store):
- art alchemy paint Finnabair Paint
- art alchemy wax Finnabair Waxes
- heavy gesso Finnabair Pastes and Mediums
- chipboard Chipboard
- Lindy's stamp gang sprays Lindy's Stamp Gang
- little seashells and moss Embellishments & Ephemera
Click on the links to see a variaty of options on the product!
List of supplies (my stash):
- crackle paste
- big and small shells
- flatback Pearls
- stencil circles
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Enjoy and until next time!
Hellooo Everyone... My name is Amanda Mason. I am a Mixed Media Artist, Teacher and Product Educator....I have been a creative person all my life and have a Diploma In Multimedia and Graphic Design. I always wanted to blend that with Mixed Media, which I have been doing since about 2015...I am self taught and love to experiment and explore with products and what they do.....I hope you enjoy following me and my fabulous team on our creative journey.......
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