Good morning my little duckadees. May you all be in good health (or at least feeling better dear Ita) and basking in glorious sunshine.......ever the optimist!!!
A warm welcome to Anne, who has dipped a toe in the pond. Hope you enjoy visiting.
And now, for something completely different............a canvas.
I bought some on offer in Hobbycraft as I thought it would be fun to have a play and it was.
I had a dabble with a large canvas and some acrylics a few years ago when I wanted something abstract for the bedroom (steady now !!!).
It was a bit of a Jackson Pollock moment, although Mr Duck said it looked more like Jackson.......well, I shall just say he changed one of the letters in the surname!!!
Needless to say, I haven't bothered since (but my picture is still on the bedroom wall).
Take one 10x8 stretched canvas (pre gesso-ed). I stamped the sentiment in the corner with VersaMark and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossing powder so I could get a resist effect when I applied the ink. You need to make sure there's good contact as mine did blur a bit (hence no close up......don't you dare zoom in!!!).
I then applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks with sponges, just sort of blending them about a bit (sorry for the lack of technical terminology). I used;
Mustard Seed and
I then wet the end of my fingers, flicked water at the canvas then rolled some kitchen towel over it. I did this a couple of times.
Next, I gave the canvas a light spray with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Tarnished Gold and let it dry.
After about 20 mins, I took the loose butterflies from Splodgeaway's Bountiful Butterflies set and inked through the masks with the same inks as earlier but with more intensity. I would recommend than you pop something under the canvas to support it, in case the pressure when inking through the masks stretches it.
Here is another angle to try and show off the gold mica shimmering.......it does really shimmer in the flesh.
I know its not exactly Sheena Douglass but I'm chuffed with it. It will only be staying in Chateau Canard because of the blurry sentiment but it has made me want to do some more, so watch this space. I may also start popping some pics of my jewellery on as well, as that was my first love, that I have not forsaken.
Anyhoo, all from me for now so be good.