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Workshop Wednesday Canvas Tutorial "Who She Really Was"

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This mixed media canvas formed from the idea of finding your own identity, the butterfly symbolising the transformation journey we are all on, focusing on the belief that the journey will be worth it.  I have found when in the natural it seems impossible faith can show you how strong you have become, that you can bloom, be free and sing your own song.  You can be you!
Step 1  Choose your favourite stencils and randomly apply patterns over your canvas with Gesso. When this is dry, apply spray inks over the stencilling. I have used Kaisermists.
                           Step 3 Adhere tissue Paper Flowers cut from paper napkins . I really like to use the Decopage Napkin/Tissue paper Medium for this step
Step 4 Using a music stencil paint in the design using a dry brush and Burnt Umber paint. Also add shading in this colour with an angle brush around your design.
Step 5 Using Texture paste apply your butterfly design onto canvas using a palette knife, I have also used the stencilled word 'Fa…

Workshop Wednesday Tutorial - Love mercifully, Walk Humbly Canvas 2016

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Welocome  to my first Workshop Wednesday Tutorial,  Today we are going to explore texture, image transfer,  stencilling and painting loose roses,  If you love the vintage romantic style of painting, I know you will enjoy this project!                                                  Painted" Vintage Romance" style Canvas
Step 1, Use Decoart Impasto Medium to add texture and stencil designs  to your canvas using a palette knife. Allow to dry. Paint over the texture with a coat of Raw Umber.Rub Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) over some of the raised texture on canvas. Using a large brush give the canvas a coat of Warm White.  Use a cloth/sandpaper to rub over texture revealing some of the background colour, where the Vaseline was , the white paint will wipe away. Print a laser copy of the image you want to use. Using Decoart Photo Transfer Medium apply to your paper image and to canvas.  Wait until your paper transfer is dry, use water in a spray bottle to remove backing paper to revea…