I have really been enjoying playing with Canvas’s lately! This canvas is featuring the new Dusty Attic Birdcage and Flutterbies. I also have a tutorial on creating this background, that came about purely by accident! I had coated the background of the canvas with Modelling Paste then as I was moving a bag of stuff over it I dropped it on the canvas and when I lifted it up I went “Ooooh! I like that” so wola!! Love this textured background finish!
The New Dusty Attic Flutterbies
Textured Modelling Paste Background Tutorial
Step 1: Use a spatula and coat the canvas with a thin layer of modelling paste
Step 2: This is where by accident I dropped a bad of fibers on the canvas onto the wet modelling paste.
Step 3: Just lay the plastic bag onto the canvas and lift up.
Step 4: Do this over the whole canvas
Step 5: You can see the texture in the modelling paste. I dried this off a bit before inking.
Step 6: I have used Smooch Spritz to spray over the modelling paste.
Step 7: Once you are happy with the colour placement over the canvas you can leave to dry. I tipped the canvas on different angles to get the colours to run along the creases in the modelling paste. I have only just overlapped some of the colours to prevent them getting too muddied and blending into one colour. I used my finger to wipe the inks around the edges.
Step 8: Using your finger and some Gesso, lightly wipe your finger over the raised creases in the modelling paste to highlight the texture.
Step 9: Once you are happy with the colours you can leave to dry then decorate.
I hope you enjoyed my happy accident! 🙂
Dusty in Bloom – Cornsilk, Wild Moss, Smokey Blue & Leaves
Kaisercraft Rubons & Bling
Have a great day!