Well, that’s day one of the week almost done.
Did you enjoy your Monday?
Mine was hectic, but productive.
Lots of plate spinning; no casualities - yet!
So let’s chillax and do a little canvas.
That’s what I fancy.
A little canvas.
Nothing too big. Not today.
I think I’ll go with a 6" x 6".
Good, manageable size.
First things first.
or Cheesecake Fresco Acrylic Chalk Paint.
Couldn’t find my Cheesecake...
Walked the brayer through South Pacific and across the canvas too.
Then walked over the South Pacific to China.
And the question on everybody’s lips was,
“What for? You completely covered up the South Pacific”
So there you go.
Now you know that you can use opaque paint
to completely cover up anything you want.
Not that I wanted!
So I just started walking various colours back and forth across the little canvas,
until I got what I wanted....
Stamped my geese onto a piece of Tissue paper,
using black Archival.
I have to tell you at this stage,
I have NO IDEA what I’m doing,
but I remember Sam Crowe once telling me to stamp on tissue,
tear it out and then glue it to the canvas.
So here goes...
Coloured them in from behind with my Spectrum Noir pencils.
So far so good...
Decided to paint a layer of white paint over the back,
to make the colours ping.
Somewhere, in the recesses of my mind,
there was something about painting the back white...
So that is much better! The Geese really stand out!
I think we had best cut them out though.
Can’t see how this white paint is going to disappear into the canvas, can you?
God bless good scissors....
It’s a lot harder than you think, you know, cutting out tissue paper!
So I’ve stamped the rest of the family directly onto the canvas using the black Archival.
But actually, I knew if it went wrong,
all I had to do was paint over them !
Time to glue the geese into place...
So I lay the geese on a piece of copy paper,
front facing down,
and, with a paint brush, gently coated the back with Mod Podge.
This is where it all went Peektong!
When I tried to lift them off the copy paper,
the tissue paper had gone decidedly limp.
So limp, in fact, that their feet fell off!
Quickly! quickly! I thought,
when I realised that Mod Podge dries fast-faster-fastest!
Get the bodies in place and sort the feet out afterwards!
But. Twas not to be.
Sometimes you just have to accept defeat.
Or in this case, not de feet.
But then, having decided I was no way doing a feet graft,
I had a moment of Clarity!
Meadow flowers. They are standing in the meadow flowers!
More flowery paint colours and a paper stump.
Dib dib dib.
Dob dob dob.
All sorts of fresh colours for flowers.
Couldn’t find my Zesty Zing or my Yellow Submarine ...
In fact, haven’t seen them since that Sam Crowe
raided my Paint Stash at the Open Days....
But Guacamole, Haystack and London Bus worked a treat.
Went back in over some of the larger flowers and added light centres too...
A flowery meadow,
conveniently camouflaging the Mod Podge botch,
in which our two friends were so irreparably mutilated.
Canvas mounted on the next size up.
Happy with that.
Happy to be done, too!
Have enjoyed the canvas adventure, up here in my den.
Nothing like walking the brayer and find solutions.
I was within a minute of putting wellies on them.
Much prefer the flowers!!
Now where’s that cup of tea darling Dave brought me up just now?
I’ve had an idea.
I think I’ll do canvas blogs all week.
(Apart from You Tube Tuesday, which is already set in stone).
Don’t buy any canvases today.
Wait until Wednesday.
That’ll give me enough time to get a Half-Price Sale organised!
Let’s do this thing!!!
love and hugs,