Hello Everyone! Sue Lelli here today with a canvas I made for our ePlay Get Altered Challenge to create with stencils. I had so much FUN making this canvas of my friend's granddaughter. I was intrigued with this photograph he took of her jumping, trying to make her long curly hair fly over her head. I got his permission to use his FAB photograph for this project:
I am so pleased with how it turned out!
I am going to "travel" around this canvas to show you up close photos of my stencil play and list which of the many stencils I used:
TCW Mini Texturized Stencil - circle clusters, chevrons on 4
TCW Mini Specimens circles and butterflies
TCW Chevron Tiles - Chevrons
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste - white
Tim Holtz Distress Paints - 3 shades of pinks
Here is a good photo of the chevrons and more butterflies
In the upper right corner I spy:
The same stencils with the addition of:
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals in Peony for the dots on the letters of her name
Here you can see whare I added the TH Melange tissue wrap on the flat area of the canvas to be a background for the photo.
On another piece of tissue, I spelled Riley's name with rub ons from my stash and outlined them with several different black markers including my new Fude Ball 1.5 MM black pen. I also wiped some gesso around the edges of my photo with my finger.
I took this side view photo so you could see the dimension of my flowers and how I outlined the frame with black paint. When the paint dried, I used Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal in Blizzard and Peony to break up the starkness of the black and to add yet another layer of texture.
Now for some process photos:
Here is the plain canvas. First I applied gesso. Then came the white embossing paste and stencil phase. This took a while because many times I over-lapped the images. There was some drying time involved. I wanted you to see the stencils and the plain area I purposely left so the photo would fit. After the embossing paste was dry, I painted the entire canvas with TH picket fence distress paint for a solid base.
For this color effect, I painted the canvas in three sections with TH Distress paint for a gradient look. I used: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Victorian Velvet. I flipped the canvas upside down with the darkest color on top and liberally sprayed water on the paints so they would run. I LOVE the end result and have to say it is even prettier IRL!
Here's a photo of how I added the mini chevrons to the chipboard number. I painted it first with white gesso for a base then layed the mini texture stencil over it.
This is how it looked with the embossing paste.
This is how it looked after I removed the stencil and the embossing paste dried. I then applied TH Spun Sugar paint to it for some color.
In this photo I wanted you to see the black paint around the edges and the Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal paint in Blizzard and Peony. I LOVE how this frames the canvas and makes everything else POP!
I hope you like my canvas and I hope you come play with our ePlay Stencil Challenge! We would LOVE to see your FAB creations! Plus you can win a $25 voucher to use in the eclectic Paperie Shop!
What are you waiting for???!!!