Friday 12 February 2016

Finnabair Inspired 3D Canvas

Absolutely loving this Floral 3D composition on Canvas.

A flat canvas 8 x 10" was primed with White Gesso.  Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste was applied through a Harlequin Stencil in random areas.
Embellishments were applied to the canvas with Prima Art Basics- Soft Matte Gel & 3D Gel to form a central arrangement on the canvas.
As you can see these included Paper Flowers, Lace, Canvas Strips, Die cut flowers & Leaves, old wallpaper scraps, buttons, & metal jewellery & findings from Prima & Tim Holtz.

The whole arrangement was painted with White Gesso & then (as I forgot) Prima Art Ingredients like Glass Glitter, Glass Beads & Micro Beads were applied with soft matte gel.
They add lots of extra texture. 

 When dry I covered all with another coat of White Gesso.
It is a bit daunting when you are faced with the totally white canvas. Where do I begin?

I decided to use hot colours across the top & cooler colours to appear to come from underneath.
The hot colours were Prima Art Ingredients - Mica Powders in the colours of Lipstick, Tangerine & Gold Opal Magic.
The cool colours were Deep Water, Rust & Teal.
These powders were sprinkled on in areas then sprayed with water. Let blend & drip.
The result was very shiny & bright.

I shaded areas with Luminarte Hunter Grey Powder mixed with water & applied with a paintbrush. Splatters of Black & White Gesso were flicked across the canvas.
Highlights were applied with Luminarte Primary Elements, Emperor's Gold.

The canvas looks perfect displayed in this very worn gilded frame that my husband inherited.  
I have it now hanging in my lounge room.  It goes very well with our dark antique furniture.

I have quite a few more of these type of frames - Looking forward to more ideas to create & display in these.
Hope you have enjoyed this post & feel inspired to make ART that shines!

Cheers for now,  Deb


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