I have been so very busy lately with store inventory and preparing for our June 18th crop day, that I finally found the time to finish this 8 x 10 canvas with a beach theme.
For the background I mostly used moulding paste and stencils. I first painted the entire upper surface with a thick coat of heavy gesso. I then used Prima bamboo stencil and applied moulding paste over the surface. I let this dry and applied some white crackle texture paste from Prima, just here and there. Let the crackle paste dry completely. You can see below the texture that I got.
I then sprayed in 4 places the Prima tea stain spray .
Using a flat paint brush I randomly applied the ice blue metallic kraft paint as you see below. You can use sprays if you wish, I thought I would try something different. With the paint still wet I lightly spritzed with water to get the paint to flow a bit. You can see this in the final picture. I followed up with a stencil that has different sized holes in it and mixed some of the paint into moulding paste and applied it to the canvas as you see below. It worked just fine.
The black circles you see below were applied with the bottom of a small glass bottle and black staz-on ink.
This is the completed canvas below. I added my picture first which has been mounted with pop dots onto a couple of pieces of paper. The embellishments were added around the picture. I used shells, wood chipboard decorative pieces, flowers, cheesecloth and even some fish netting. The greenery at the bottom is from a silk flower stem - I thought it looked like an ocean plant. Added some micro beads here and there with clear glue and there you have it.
A couple of closeups
I hope you have enjoyed this posting. Until next time,
this is Donna wishing you a safe and happy weekend.
"Keep your face toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you."