Tuesday 2 October 2018

A Textured Canvas

This canvas was the third and final piece created for a challenge over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art.  Using texture on a canvas was the challenge; I decided to use an 8" x 8" canvas board from Claritystamp as my substrate.
I started by dragging Amsterdam modelling paste across the canvas board, through part of the Broken Grid A4 stencil by Imagination Crafts.
Using the yellow and blue Amsterdam acrylic inks from Royal Talens,  I added drops of each colour, misted the canvas with water and allowed the inks to run and blend together to create green in addition.
I chose two of the Tim Holtz Quote Chips and coloured them using my Ecoline watercolour pens (also Royal Talens) to match.
These were added at the top of the canvas board above the textured panel.
To finish,  I took three old paint brushes, cut them down in length, then painted them with blue, yellow and green acrylic paint (Amsterdam/Royal Talens).  These were glued below the textured panel using Extra Heavy Gel Medium (Amsterdam/Royal Talens) to ensure a good hold.  I added paint to the tip of each brush to match the colour of each brush.
Even though it was a relatively simple canvas to produce, I love the variety of the texture and I'm glad that I didn't throw my old brushes away.

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