Monday 29 February 2016

Hearts Canvas by Gemma

 Hi Everyone

February is over and it is my last chance to use as many hearts as I possibly can for another year. So this time I painted a 12x12 inches square canvas.

After covering the canvas with gesso, I painted the whole canvas with two different shades of green fresco finish paint. I used Teresa Green and Granny Smith. I then stamped over top with the darker shade of green (Granny Smith) using  Calligraphy mat 11. When I was stamping I made sure to cover the whole canvas but stamped two or three time before applying more paint to the stamp as I wanted some areas to be more faded than others.

 I used both Haystack and Chalk fresco finish paints and the dots from the swirls, splats and dots plate, to add the circles to the canvas. I love how imperfect they are, areas where you can see the paint has splodges or areas that were missed.  

The hearts are wooden and just something I had floating about in the crafty stash. I covered them with gesso and then with the Haystack fresco finish paint. I really should have added a second layer of gesso because as time has gone on I have noticed areas where the wood is still visible. Then I stamped on the top of them using Tango fresco finish and the dots background stamp.

After edging the hearts with the same Tango paint I glued them in place using Cosmic shimmer acrylic glue. Then with a black stabilo pencil I added a boarder, some stems and some grass, so the hearts are a little like flowers. To finish I added the word love from the words mask.

Thank you for reading, taking part in the challenges and commenting. Me and my Team mates really appreciate it.

Gemma (inkykitty)


lorraine (classylady) said...

This is a great canvas love your colours and the textures you used.

lorraine (classylady) said...

This is a great canvas love your colours and the textures you used.

sarascloset said...

Gorgeous background on your whimsical heart canvas! and I love your colors!