Saturday 13 August 2016

Black & White

Materials used:-
FRS618 Love Collage
Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art "Geometric Tiles" & "Wavy Stripes"
Colorbox Art Screen "Bloom"
Dreamweaver die DD003 "Leafy Branch"
Artemio 100001095 "Dotty Alphabet"
Chippies "Hearts & Flourishes" & "Paisleys"
Royal Talens gesso white & black
Colorbox Crafters inkpads "Night" & "Stone"
Metallic Wax Patina - silver
Natural Burlap trim
All available from:- 

Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

We have a black & white theme this week & I've been itching to use this canvas for quite a while now so I've gone for a mixed media project. Woodware stock a wide variety of quality artists box canvases from Royal Talens but this one is a flat canvas & came from my cupboard of curiosities where it has been languishing for a while. 
I started by giving the canvas a coat of white gesso & when it was dry I glued on the Chippies. I gave the whole thing another coat of gesso & left it to dry  thoroughly. I then took the Bloom mask & spread the black gesso quite thickly over it. I left this to dry overnight as there are some very thick areas which give great texture. Next I took the 2 Doobadoo masks & using a stencil brush I applied some "Stone" Crafters ink to form a random background over the canvas & the Chippies too. "Love Collage" & the letters are stamped onto some white tissue paper, torn around the edges & then applied to the canvas with PVA glue. I glued the burlap trim onto the corner of the canvas & this was given the white gesso treatment too. I die cut the leaves from some black card & then passed them all through an embossing folder to give some texture.  As a finishing touch I gave some areas a light touch of the Metallic Wax Patina & the metal rose came from an old necklace. I'm really pleased with the result  & enjoyed putting this together.

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