Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Canvas piece + tutorial

Hello, I want to share a canvas today that I made with Shimmerz, Scrapmatts chipboards and of course a touch of Prima!!  This piece was a really quick one for me and just a nice size of 12 x 12 inch:) It's definately one for the wall!


Here are the Shimmerz colours I used:

Coloringz in Lime in Da Coconut and Mama Sings the Blues
Blingz in Ginchy Green
Pearlz in Blue By U and Powder Puff
Vibez in Hermit the Frog, Jeni B Bleu and Before Dawn
 
and the Scrapmatts:
CB1077 Bird Cages 03
 CB5089 Ferns 02
CB1134 Assorted Words 01
 
 
Live, Life, Love




I also want to share with you my process of creating this piece.

1.  Firstly I applied Gesso to the whole background using an hold piece of cardboard.  Not being particular I changed up the direction of the cardboard strokes aswell.  Allow some sections to be thicker too.  I then tore a square piece of Calico material about 15 cm long.  Ripping the calico gives the edges a nice shabby look.  I applied Gesso to the Calico.  Now the fun begins with misting.  I started from the top section and worked my way down allowing the Shimmerz to run down the canvas.



2. I added another 2 pieces of Calico to the top right hand corner and the bottom section of the canvas.  I also applied more Shimmerz and blended the colours together by letting them run into each other.



3.  I now started to apply my embellishments.  Starting with the Ferns I applied a white dabber to them to take away the craft look.  I didn't do this to thick, just a subtle undercoat for my next layers of Shimmerz.  I adhered them to the canvas overlaping each other.



4. Adding to the cluster I placed my Prima flowers and Metal Birdcage into position.



5.  Using tiny foam pieces I applied the Scrapmatts birdcages, layering them over the other embellishments.  I placed the words down the canvas too and added Shimmerz Pearlz to highlight.



6.  I added Prima paper butterflies all over the top of the canvas (and the bottom) giving them direction so it looked like they were jumping out of the centre cluster.  I misted some more and highlighted all of the flowers with Gesso.  Using a paintbrush I brushed along the edges of the flowers and dabbed Pearlz to give extra colour and shine.  Using Blingz and Pearlz in Grinchy Green and Blue By U I coloured in the tips of the fern leaves.  I wanted it to look more blended so  I added some more Pearlz in white to wash out some of the colour.


Here is a closeup of the ferns and flowers.


There you have it, a pretty piece for the wall:)
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial to day, go on, go get messy!!!

Hugs xo

11 comments:

Tania Martyns said...

OMG Stacey!
the screen was wonderful, beautiful, magnificent!
I'm in love with her, you're a great artist!

XOXO ,
Tania

Anita Tillman said...

This is just so stunning! Thank you SO VERY much for sharing the 'how to' ... very generous of you... I can't wait to give it a go!!!! xoxo

Kate said...

gorgeous stace, love those colours and the way you placed the fern. Was eyeing off some canvas' the other day in the $2 shop so will grab and couple when i am there next and will show you what i do- totally inspired by you of course! love ya! <3

Teresa said...

Beautiful Stacey! Thanks for sharing your creative process.

Blossom inch said...

very very very beautiful piece and I love to do a canvas swap with you if you want to...let me know at yuzzyusof@gmail.com

Miae said...

Wow Stacey this is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing! Absolutely inspiring!

Renee Aslette said...

OMG!!! Stacey that is just amazing. I absolutely love it! The colors are awesome and such a beautiful canvas to put on show!!

Thuria said...

What a wonderful creation! I love the colours of course, and everthing you added. Thanks a lot for sharing the process of creating this canvas! I loved seeing how you did, very interesting! Completely in the Spring time.

Adrienne said...

Thanks for sharing your creative process! Beautiful work!

Di Garling said...

Absolutely a stunning piece of art. You are such a talent Stacey. I have never seen anyone work Gesso & mists like YOU. A real master. Thanks for the great tutorial. Cheers Di xo

Geli said...

Wow, that's so pretty and really great to see your steps.