Friday 6 January 2017

Going round in cirlces

It's a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and we are going round in circles for a change - actually I feel like this a lot of the time lol.

Here's a 5 x 7 canvas board with easel.

1. Seal the board with gesso and dry then take a stencil and swipe through some white modeling paste - I must have used the stencil before with distress ink as brown came through on the paste but I quite like how it looks, but with the layers I am going to add it won't stay like that for long.

2. Mix some fluid acrylics with water to make watery washes choosing the colours you want to use and then drip, spritz with water and dry layers till you are happy with the background.

3. Add some texture stamping, I wanted to keep mine light and mottled so I used a sponge with the brown and white paint to get those effects.

4.  Adhere some strips of patterned papers in a collage as a focal point ...........

5. ...... and scrape some gesso over with a palette knife.

6. Now take some small metal embellishments and give them a coat of gesso and also some small glass cabochons and adhere them to some of the papers you used in the strips sand cut round them. I also collected and inked some flowers.

7. Create a sentiment or quote to add some meaning to your work. My one was stamped inked lightly flicked with eater and dried then given a coat of ultra matte varnish.

8. Add a little stamping over the gessoed strips of paper and another scrape of gesso over the top.

9. A few flicks of paint ........

10. .... and glue everything on.

I add an easel to the back so that it can stand.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will get a chance to hop over to the AVJ challenge blog and see some amazing inspiration from the team.

hugs Brenda xxx

Products used
Metallic Lustres - silver spark, fab fuchsia, iced espresso