With it being Sunday, that must mean its time to share my DT project for "Love to Create Challenges" and I have decided to use one of the many canvases I have to create ... well, just to have fun and create something without having a plan in mind.
I began by primimg the canvas with Maimeri white gesso and once dry, out came the pan pastel to make my background colour. I took all the hard work of blending them by using pan pastel colourless blender. Next I added some texture using a stencil and Maimeri modelling paste ...
To add some shadow, I used pan pastel black medium and white to the sides.
Afterwards I grabbed the soft tool and drew a heart in the centre of the canvas using the black medium.
Using some Maimeri texture paste and a heart stencil, I filled in my heart with extra texture. I then added some off cut of lace, covering them also with texture paste.
Whilst my canvas was drying, I began stamping my flower images, on to water colour card, water colouring them with magenta, permanent blue, permanent green and yellow green pan pastel. I do take the colour direct from my pans but from the very edges and not the main surface of my pan pastels.
I cut my images out and put them to one side as wanted to layer up some more elements on to the canvas before using. I have a drawer full of "bits" that I have collected from packaging, magazines or emphera packs and I chose a selection that I thought would go and as you can imagine, this meant everything was out!
Creating a central panel with achipboard frame, coloured with white acyrlic paint and white pearl pan pastel, adding some additional braid, lace edging and some emphera images.
I then randomly placed the stamped flowers around all of these elements, adding a little bit of Stickles glitter glue (applied with my finger) and over sprayed with white actyrlic paint mixed with water in a mister bottle. I did wipe off excess so I did not totally obliterate the images.
The sentiment words were again from my "collection" and mounted with Cosmic Shimmer glue straight to the canvas. A bit more misting, wiping away and misting again, and my faffing was complete. I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in the creating of my canvas and I think even more so because I just went with it rather then trying to plan out my every move.
Right, gotta dash as I have a bit of nagging to do ...,
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Products and links:
Creative Artiste - chipboard (frame, table)
PDE Linky Party - anything goes
Avenue 613 - anything goes with twist of use your stash
The Corrosive Challenge - resolutions (mine to use up, and not store, my precious scraps)
Anything but cute - (old = pan pastels, new = stamps)
Let's Create - layer it up
Noor Design - anything goes