Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Summertime and the living is easy

Time for a summer project and maybe even some colour....

The base of this was one of the very cheap stretched canvases from the Works ( 4 for £4.99). I wouldn't want to use them for fine art but for this sort of thing they are fine.

The shapes are cut from Tim Holtz's grunge board. These were pre-cut  but they would be easily cut with a die cutter.

Having decided roughly what  I was going to use and where it was time to colour the background.

The canvas was coloured with the Ranger "Bubblegum" inks. Sprayed with water they were allowed to flow into each other  and the canvas left to dry.

The background was further decorated by stamping, both directly on to the canvas and also onto  thin white tissue paper which was then stuck to the canvas with gel medium.

The individual letters and motifs were decorated with a range of distress inks, decoupage and paint.

All that remained was to stick everything down and let it dry.

Amazing how much mess this all made!
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