Saturday 6 January 2018

Love Hand Tree Canvas

This is another of my DT pieces for the Royal Talens shows on Hochanda on the 2nd/3rd January 2018.  Once again, I decided to work on Chinese rice paper and add it to a small canvas board.
I started by colouring some of the Ecoline brush pens directly onto three of the Journaling stamps from Claritystamp and stamping them onto a piece of rice paper, slightly larger than my canvas board.  This was then glued in one piece onto the board using Matt Gel Medium and sealed over the top in the same medium. The gel medium caused the colours to run very slightly, but this just added to the interest of the background.
Black Amsterdam acrylic paint was used through the Love Tree stencil by Claritystamp (NDC Back Order 20) and dried with a heat tool.
Once clean and dry, the stencil was slightly off set and Amsterdam white acrylic paint was dabbed through.  This had the effect of allowing the stamped background to show through which I wasn't expecting, but love nevertheless.
The word 'Love' from Word Chain 6 (Claritystamp) was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in True White detail embossing powder.  A black micron pen added a drop shadow to match the tree.
Finally, one of the Quote Chips by Tim Holtz was given a black edge using an Ecoline pen and added at the bottom.  I don't know if it will be allowed as it could just be seen in the background on the show (if you were looking out for it), but I'd also like to enter this for the Take It Make It January Challenge over on the Craft Stamper blog.

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