Some time ago, no. A long time ago 3 6" canvasses made it into the craft room, the idea being to make some sort of triptych.
Canvas one was given a background wash with Ken Oliver colour blast. Used far too much pigment so gave up and stashed it.
Canvas two was stamped on, the canvas was not supported sufficiently from below so the stamping was bad. Attempts were made to rescue it but not that well and it to was stashed.
The third canvas was set aside untouched.
Then Creative Carte Blanche published their July theme. Blossoms and Book Pages.
The first two canvas were given a coat of white gesso. Oh my the way that Ken Oliver was reacted with that, problem solved. Canvas 2 the gesso did not completely cover the stamping but with additional elements it would not be a problem. Tearing/cutting up books is still to hard for me to do except for books of printed velum and music books. Stamping onto acetate and colouring from behind supplied blossoms.
So Canvas one a piece of torn printed velum, an acetate top and a piece of washi tape to hide the velum glue. Love how this one came out.
Canvas two, torn music page in place overstamped it with a Bird of Paradise improving the stamping with a matching felt pen. Two more felt pens added additional colour. As the original stamping was showing the butterfly from it was stamped again onto the printed velum and fussy cut out. Another stamped and coloured piece of velum is the final element, it stands a little proud of the canvas and moves if there is any movement in the air.
Then came Canvas 3.
A genuinely blank canvas. Paper stash provided a good wordy piece to stick down the centre. The I decided to use embossing paste with a delicate celtic knot stencil. Didn't go exactly to plan but you can see the delicate knot pattern in the dried white paste. Know you'd think I'd learnt my lesson with those colour bursts but no out they cam again into the wet paste. A small grunge board covered with washi tape, the same tape crosses two corners. Ribbon and hessian shapes provide the 'blossoms'.
No surprise then that I'm sharing these with Creative Carte Blanche.
As well as
Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Colours of Summer
Time for tea, thank you for dropping by.