If you are following the UK Scrappers Blog hop you should have arrived here from Soojay
If you get lost along the way then the full list of blogs can be found here
My project was originally going to be a page in my art journal but has now morphed into a canvas for a very special friend who has had a bit of a rough week last week.
Firstly I applied a base coat of paint all over the canvas blending in each of the three colours as I went. Sorry about the quality of the photos but Im having to use my Mums ancient laptop and she has no photo editing software *sigh*
Let this dry by heating carefully with a heat gun, then sponge some paints through a stencil, dry off again, put the stencil back on again but slightly offset this time and sponge through with some white paint which gives a softer effect especially if you are using brighter colours. I have also used some script stamps to stamp some interest in the background using similar tones to my painted background. Use a waterproof ink for this. Make sure each stage is dry before proceeding to the next one.
Next up choose your focal image, it could be a stamped image or digital download perhaps. For this I chose a stamped image with the quote "Northing is to be feared, It is only to be understood" by Marie Curie. I scribbled on some thick watercolour paper with a couple of Neocolours which I then went over with a damp baby wipe to blend the colours in softly. I let this dry then stamped on my image again with a waterpoof ink and tore round the edges carefully. I taped four decorative pins together and attached them to the underside of my stamped image which I then raised up on waste pieces of chipboard before glueing to the canvas, glossy accents or similar glue is ideal for this. I painted a chipboard butterfly purple and dry brushed some turquoise paint around the edges and finished it off with some turquoise rhinestones along its body I glued it to the canvas with the edge slightly overhanging and then made a trail of turquoise rhinestones as a tail.
For the final finishing touch I glued a cabochon onto a button and stuck them both to a paper bloom.
I hope the recipient likes it and that you have found something in this post that you can use to make a canvas or page of your own
Next stop on the hop is Maryanne