Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Off the page project - Canvas

I visited the awesome Swirlydoos website today and saw a new tutorial for using gesso. I loved what they did, I had all the stuff on hand and I have friend (Fiona) who really wants to do a canvas project, so....

I am giving it a go. It's not my first canvas but it is the first time I am using the textures and masks.

Step 1. Pick a canvas

Step 2. Pick my masks, I chose a butterfly mask And a decor mask both by Glimmer Mist.

Step 4. I have gesso primer and gesso texture, I picked the texture. Placed my masks and slathered on the paste.

Step 5. Add some more dimension. The Swirlydoos technique used buttons but I went for beads.

The beads look quite dark in the photo but they are really quite shimmery.

Step 6. The last step for tonight was to add a little more texture. I keep a pile of sample textures for use in my crafts. Here's what i did.

That's all I can do tonight as I need to let it dry. I'll be back soon with the next steps.

I have no idea how it will turn out but it sure is fun playing.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh this looks like fun Elle. Reminds me of my days at Art school when we did "experimental Studies" with all sorts of texture. Love the images you've chosen and can't wait to see the finished project.