Clarity Challenge (15) – Its All about the Words
Oops cutting it a bit fine this month but I have managed it and actually ended up with two pieces of art work.
I had promised the ladies in our craft group that we would have another go at a canvas, but as the last one took a month (being that we only have 3 hours each Saturday) I wanted to find a way of doing a simpler version and thanks to Barbara, Clarity’s “word Chains” and the works I found a solution.
I really have to thank Barbara for her blog post re the double layering with the grunge paste and the magpie stencils, as that was what sparked the idea and then when I spotted the mini canvases in “The Works ” complete with own easel stand, that was it, I pretty much bought the lot (for the craft group ) .
All I needed now was a bit of time to have a go and see if it would work, and finally, Bank Holiday Monday afternoon I get to play.
My only regret is that I couldn’t use the Clarity butterfly stencil, it was just to big for the canvas, and had to use a different one instead.
Aren’t these canvases great, they are only 12cm x 16cm and come with their own easel and only £1.99 each too
For the background I used some pearl acrylic paint mixed in a little pink and green acrylic pigments to get the colours I wanted. The butterfly was a duo stencil so I did the 2 layers of grunge paste as per Barbara and her magpies. The stencils were inked through with versa fine, and the butterfly was coloured with Treasure Gold (sorry but I just had to try out my new colours Rose Quartz and Turquoise)
As I had made up a little too much of the acrylic paint I thought I would paint up another canvas just in case this one didn’t work and used a different stencil
Used the Day from the Birthday word chain and the S from the letterbox set to get the words I wanted, then stamped onto tissue paper as I was not sure about stamping onto the canvas. The words were then stuck onto the canvas by brushing over with melted wax.
Hopefully this will give the Ladies a few ideas for their canvases. Now which one to enter in The Clarity Challenge.