Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing my very first canvas. :)
Of course, I went with my favourite colour combo of yellow, orange and pink. :) Used my watercolour sprays and once they were dry, I stamped my sentiment in black ink and heat embossed in clear. I wanted to make sure the sentiment was protected and any ink I put on top afterwards would just wipe away. LOVE the words on this sentiment and HAD to have it when I saw it on-line at Joann's.
I stenciled over top with chicken wire and mini tile texture stencils (both from Crafter's Workshop). I placed a tulip stencil over top, sponged with distress inks, and then coated it with clear heavy matte gel. I then decided to add a little gold shimmer, so watered down some inka gold wax and painted around the sentiment. It did add a little shine, but not much, and I could have left that off. I sprayed shimmer mist over everything to set the colours. That gave it a bit of a splattered look that I wasn't expecting, but I like! :) I'm happy with my first attempt and plan on hanging this in my studio.
I'm obsessed with this now and have spent the past few days trying out more canvases. I have to say that I had beginner's luck, because everything just worked with my first canvas. I have tried working on two others since (both better quality canvases than my cheapo first one), and watercolour doesn't stick to them. It just sits on top and wipes away. So if I want to make more, I'm going to have to buy the cheap canvases, or get "watercolour canvases" that are meant to be used with watercolour paints. :)
I have now painted white acrylic paint over the two canvases that didn't work, and will start again ... this time using acrylic paints or maybe I'll try ink. Anyways, experimenting has been fun and I've learned what NOT to do. :)