Happy New Year everyone!! On the blog today I have created an ‘off the page’ project using a framed canvas board from Eckersley’s Art store, but a standard canvas or journal book could be used as an alternative.
Bee Arty products used:
Embossing powder – Stormy Night
Shimmer dust – Navy, Midnight, Passion, Lollipop and Peacock
Other products and tools used:
Eckersley’s – Jasart Floating Canvas Board
Acrylic Paint; DW Ocean and A by M Mermaid
Small round paint brushes
Make up sponge or dauber/blending tool
Fussy cut scissors
‘Strong’ die cut (own stash) use stamps or other word to suit
Teal Foil Card (own stash)
Posca Pen or equivalent (white)
Texture paste or moulding paste
Mask the floating frame with masking tape to protect from the shimmer paints etc.
Cover the canvas board with a coat of Gesso
Add a small amount of Ocean paint to a palette with a small amount of Gesso or white paint. Tap the makeup sponge(dauber) into the paint (do not mix the paint … you want to apply an ‘ombre’ style effect of colour through the stencil. Using the Gridlock A6 stencil gently pounce the two colours through the stencil. Shift the stencil around to cover the canvas board. Don’t be concerned if the colour looks a little messy. Dry off a little. Do the previous step 2 to 3 times more adding a little more white colour to lighten for each layer. Be sure to end in a ‘whiteish’ layer to finish off. Dry off.
Spread the texture paste through the Gridlock A6 stencil over the surface. Allow to dry completely.
Prepare the area with a piece of paper towel to absorb the run-off of shimmer colours. Lightly spray the canvas area (image below) then using a small round brush drip the colours onto the canvas
I began with Lollipop then Passion and finally Navy Shimmer dust.
Allow to dry then apply more if needed.
Finally apply some of the Midnight Shimmer dust
Once dry, water down some Mermaid paint (A by M) to add some splatters over the canvas.
Using a small paint brush apply the Shimmer dust
Carefully fussy cut the stamped image from the card keeping as much of the lined detail as possible.
Adhere the stamped image to the top area of the canvas board. Before doing this the image was raised by adding two pieces of cardboard to the back of image then adhered to the board.
Word … using the foil card run a word diecut (strong) through the machine then adhere the word to the bottom area of the canvas board. Remove the masking tape and the project is complete.
I hope you are encouraged to create your canvas representation of this project. Change the stamp and word sentiment to suit your own circumstances.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to creating for you again soon.
Cheers from Linda Pearson