Since spring is just around the corner, I created a canvas using pastel spring colours - pink, yellow, and blue. Below is the finished canvas followed by some instructions on how I achieved it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
To start, I selected three papers and cut them into various sized pieces. I just randomly cut them. I adhered them to the canvas, overlapping them and crossing over each other. I applied a coat of matte medium onto the entire surface so that the sprays I used would not soak into the paper and to give me nicer flow of the sprays. When this was dry I applied a watered down coat of white gesso - not too thick, I didn't want to completely cover the papers.
I then applied a coat of white crackle paste randomly over the surface leaving some areas open so that the paper will still show through.
Next I selected my spray colours: Shimmerz Egg Noggin, Jeni B. Bleu and Sweet Heart pink and sprayed here and there with each colour.
I embossed a chipboard square collage panel in a soft gold and adhered it as shown. The two white strips across the centre are cookie sticks from the baking dept at Micheals's. They are almost like a straw but are solid.
For the centre section I cut a piece of paper (same as I used for the base) 3" wide x 6" long, accented the edges with the Jeni B Bleu spray and drew some random stitich lines with a black pen. I cut another piece of the same paper 2 1/2" wide x 5 1/4" long and added this to the centre. Onto this centre piece I tore a strip of another paper and applied it down the left side (only half way across) then I stenciled modeling paste onto the right side of the second paper piece. I also applied the pink spray with a brush around the outside areas of the centre section.
Next I added a strip of lace down the centre (you can see it just under the chipboard flourish). The small white doilie was next, the chipboard flourish and then a small white resin frame.
I hope you enjoy this newest canvas. It is so soft and pretty using the pastel colours.
Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a great week and a Happy Easter.
"Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."