this link. I'm sure you'll also be impressed by the work from the rest of the design time.
I wanted to try something a little different from my usual grungy style and this canvas is the result. It's about as clean and simple as it gets around here ! I started with a 5"x 7" canvas and gave it a coat of white gesso. Even though these little canvasses are already gessoed, I like to put on another coat as it kind of softens the texture of the woven canvas.While this was drying, I worked out a design in my art journal. I could 'see' it in my head but wasn't entirely sure if it would work !
This is what it looked like.
'Splatters' Layering Stencil to create the splats. This is the first time I've used this stencil and I must say I just love those splats! I then turned my attention to the stamping. Stamping directly onto canvas is very different from stamping into a journal. It creates a much softer image than I wanted for this project. For this reason, I decided to stamp onto a tissue and apply it to the canvas. I used a 'mansize' two ply tissue, and separated the top layer after it was stamped.
'Live, Laugh, Love' by Indigo Blu. In this picture you can see how I've used a 'post it' paper mask, to enable me to build up the scene. I keep all the masks I make, as it is a bit tedious having to cut around the intricate shapes of my stamps. I've got quite a collection now, as I really like this technique of creating layers. As I'd already had a dry run of the stamping in my journal, it was easy to re-create the design on the tissue. I used black Archival Ink as this is waterproof and essential for the next stage.
So that's it ! I hope I haven't bombarded you with too much information ! We would love you to join us for what is, I'm sad to say, going to be our last challenge as the Artist trading Post Exchange. You have until the 18th of March to upload your Springtime projects. Please remember to include some stamping and you may be lucky enough to win a £10 voucher for the Artist Trading Post shop. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank The Artist Trading Post for their generous support of the ATP Exchange, I know many of you have really enjoyed hopping over to visit and joining in with the challenges.
Now !!!!!! We would like you all to watch this space........ you can't keep a good team down, so keep your eyes peeled for our next exciting adventure................can't wait ! see you soon x
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