This was fun to create, lots of modelling paste on this one and using stencils and chipboard to create the texture patterns.
The full step by step instructions for this canvas can be found in this issue.
Spritz over spray inks with water to give different blending effects and soften the colours.
Use Chipboard Flourishes to create texture paste dimension.
To get this effect on the title, paint unevenly with the black dabber paint in splotches so that there is still raw chipboard showing. Next spray over the letters with the Electric Blue smooch spritz. Once dry apply a coat of the azure smooch over the letters this gives the effect of a New Zealand Paua Shell.
30x30cm Canvas Citris Tickle, Limolicious, Sea Kiss, Electric Blue Smooch Spritz Clearsnap Green Olive, River Mossy, Sea Breaze, Candle Glow, Mossy Mist & Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz Donna Salazar-Clearsnap Truffle, Honey & Jasmin Mix’d Media Ink Donna Salazar Clearsnap Azure Smooch Clearsnap Mystified & Lime Twist Smooch Glitz Clearsnap Snow Cap & Pitch Black Ranger Dabber Paint Deer, Monarch Butterflies, Enjoy the Moments & Ornate Scroll Dusty Attic Chipboard Bisque, Hot Chocolate, Pesto & Dusty In Bloom, Dusty Attic Roses Silver Rub & Buff Tree Kaisercraft Template Damask Template My Art-C Art Accentz Provo Craft Micro Beads Mont Marte Modelling Paste & Impasto Matt Chrystal Kote Helmar Finishing Spray Spatula/ Palette knife Texture Tool by Michelle Grant Dusty Attic Egg Shells (with the membrane removed) Netting & Gauze Tiger Grip Helmar Glue
I hope you have fun playing with some canvases! Warning It can be a bit addictive!
OK So I am soooo behind at the moment, I am 2 months behind on my Month in Review Posts, But I guess its better late than never hey.
February was another very busy month, aren’t they all, but the last couple have been ridiculously so!
I traveled North to Townsville and South to Brisbane within a week of each other in February.
I was Spoilt with Breaky in Bed on Mothers Day with some flowers from our garden, Thanks Don xxx.
We went up to Townsville for Wil to have his first Interview for the Army and to visit my friend Lisa who was up there for her radium treatment. Was a quick trip up and back with one night in Townsville.
This was the view from the room we were staying in! Was so nice.
While waiting for Wil’s interview Don and I went for a walk through one of the gardens there where we came across these black cockatoos sitting there having a chat.
After a quick cuppa with Lisa and Wil’s Interview, it was back in the car for a very wet 5 hour drive back home.
Then it was home to pack and get on a plane to fly down to Brisbane. The Lovely Sue Smyth from Australian Scrapbook Ideas picked me up from the Airport and we went back to her place for a cuppa then onto Print Blocks to Stock up for the weekend workshop.
Leonii picked me up from Print Blocks and we got some last minute items for Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo Workshop You can see more on the Paint Mojo Workshop on this post HERE
Was so lovely to catch up with my baby girl and Duncan! Miss my beautiful girl sooo much!!
I have been teaching myself to paint faces, this was the progress of this girl. I am really enjoying learning new art techniques lately!!
I have also received my first shipment of phone cases with my art work on them, I am still in the process of getting these onto Etsy! Another Job on my list of many things to do!
February has been another very very wet month! We stop measuring the rain these days, I think this weeks worth was well over 300ml for the week.
The stormy skies has provided some pretty spectacular photos this month, this was a freaky storm cloud and was so low. It almost felt like you could reach up and touch it!
You can probably guess by now that I love taking photos of the changing skies!
An early morning Sunrise, complete with plane in the top photo top RH corner.
On the home front the animals are all doing well and everything is lovely and green and wet!
Still waiting for these custard apples to ripen!
“Fatso” AKA Cynder in front of the fruit orchid.
Tilly on Guard, we nearly lost her to a snake bite in March, but more on that in next months post. I hope to have the March in Review post done by next week!
Love this photo of Sadie sitting on the fence post.
Xena the warrior princess!
As always February has been another month of emotional ups and downs, although I can feel a little by little that I am getting stronger! Believing in myself a little more each month!!
Thank you to each and everyone of you for supporting me in my journey through this life!