Sunday 24 March 2019

Bunny Canvas

This is the last sample that I made for the Claritystamp show at the NEC where the Earth Has Music 3 way overlay stamps were introduced.  I worked on a canvas board for a change, but I'm not entirely sure of the finished piece.  I love the autumn colours, but I am not certain about the layout.  Opinions and advice gratefully received.
I started by masking the A5 Country Animals Montage stencil from Claritystamp so that the rabbit was isolated.  As the sentiment on the stamps that I was working with reads 'The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen' and there is also a line of bunnies along the bottom, I felt the images would tie together.  I took a 6" x 6" canvas board and alternated stencilling bunnies in Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey Distress Oxides over the whole surface.
To soften the background, I misted the canvas board with water and allowed the colours to run.
Once it was thoroughly dry, I replaced the stencil and added a little more of the Oxides in places.  I also added a strip of one of the Indian Summer designer papers in the same colour tones.
I stamped the #2 line art stamp from the 3 way overlay set onto stencil card in Wild Honey Distress Oxide overlaid with a little Ripe Persimmon.
Once the image was trimmed back, I matted it onto black card leaving a very narrow border.
Before adding the panel to the background, I went round the edges of the canvas board with a black ProMarker.  I also added some Dreamweaver copper embossing paste through the bunny stencil.
To finish, I added two further bunnies in the embossing paste.
As I said at the start of this post,  I am not entirely sure of the layout.  What would you have done differently or added?

1 comment:

  1. I would have the colour the other way round, the text block in the darker colour and the bunny heads lighter. But it’s very subjective Sarah, for me the text is always the primary focus, for others it wouldn’t necessarily be so!

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