Wow, it is surprising to me how long it has been since I posted anything!
Today I want to show a canvas I made to enter
for a design team position with
The company is new to me but seems to have
some incredible products for all sorts of art projects.
Check out their FaceBook page here.
No matter what I am making I like try to
start out with an idea of what I want to create:
theme, colors, words, even layout
before I get to creating. Once I have that I like to gather the
embellishments, paints, sprays, etc in a box or tray.
My collection of embellies I may use
Some flowers and what not I may use...color doesn't matter because
I will gesso over the whole thing before adding my colors.
The start of my color choices.
I never limit myself with a color palette.
Now that the thinking part is done I grab my canvas and
start to add my texture with stencils.
Once I let that dry I start to lay out my embellishments...it's
funny how sometimes what you start out with ends up back on the shelf
or in a different spot on the project!
Once I get them where I want them I glue them down and start on the gesso...
making sure to get it all over and into everything.
Then start with my colors. I used some Tattered Angels, Lindy's and Jacquard paints.
This is the hardest step to describe in any detail because a lot of the time
I will just grab a color and start spraying...hoping it will work out
with the other colors. BIGGEST thing is to let it dry before
adding new colors. Or they can start to muddy up a bit.
I will wait a day or two before I decide a piece is finished and
will usually end up adding more paint or spray!
This piece I had to just stop myself and say it's DONE
after I added some micro beads, mica flakes and some pigment dust here and there.
I took 10 pictures and none of them look like what the canvas really looks like
but here we are. LOL
I hope you like it
and wish me luck!