Second post of the day…. Yesterdays Workshop with Annette.
We again had a choice of stamps and they were also Paperartsy , but this time they were sentiments. I chose ELB05, a super set by Lin Brown.
Annette also supplied us with a 9×12 inch Canvas Board and a piece of fabulous paper from the new Paperartsy ‘Chatsworth’ collection. this was a hard choice as there are 24 sheets of fabulous quality paper in sumptuous designs. I chose the one in the photo ( it is the piece left after i had covered my canvas) I used the leaf pattern as my top side.
Annette’s choice of paint colours would not have been mine if I had had the choice but they were fantastic!!! Well done to the Paperartsy Team who put this collection together. The colours are (left to right) Chartreuse, Seaweed, Tikka and Chutney.
Annette had a finished canvas for us to look at and deonstrated the properties of the paints and how to apply them we were off!!!!
We started by glueing our paper to the canvas and then covering it with Matt Medium , we then set about painting over the beautiful paper with the Chartreuse and Tikka paint- EEEEEK!!!
Not to worry, it turned out fine, and as these colours are translucent you could still see the design on the paper through it. We then stencilled over the top of this , in white acrylic paint and left it to dry. I also stamped a sentiment in white and left it to dry.
The next step was to add more Chartreuse and Tikka paint, over the newly added white images,this time wiping it on with a baby wipe.
More images were added. I used a poppy stencil and a Poppy seed head stencil and stencilled them in white acrylic before adding the Chartreuse, Tikka and Chutney colours. I outlined the stems with a Black Fineliner.
I then stencilled the Chrysanthemum head with Grungepaste and then let it dry
I then painted each petal in the same three colours as the poppy.
Thanks to Janet Vince for the inspiration for this step.
We were also supplied with an arch shape made from corrugated cardboard that we removed part of the top layer from then painted it , in my case with chutney and then with Chartreuse and Tikka and a little Treasure gold was dusted over when the paint had dried. A smaller arch of white card was painted in a similar fashion and then a small floral stamped image was added. This flower was stamped again onto white card and coloured with the paints and decoupaged over the original . This card was glued to the cardboard arch and that was then glued to the canvas. I then added a bronze key beside the floral image. The main sentiment was stamped in Black Stazon,
Here is the finished Canvas. I was very pleased with it as it is the first one I have actually finished ,
The paler greenish fern fronds in the background is the original pattern on the paper and all the other images were stencilled, apart from the sentiments which were stamped. I would say that if you are going to paint over some designer paper then you need to pick one with a well-defined and somewhat ‘loud’ pattern. Some people who had used a muted pattern did say that they could not see any of the paper through the added paint and stencilling.
Hope you like it.
Looking forward to 5th April, wonder what Annette has in store for us then????