Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Workshop Wednesday Canvas Tutorial "Who She Really Was"

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 2 Collage torn strips of Music sheet paper to your canvas using Modge Podge
                           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 'Faith' to the bottom of canvas. Allow to dry.

Step 6 Collage paper butterflies to your canvas. Using a fine tip paint marker(black) or pen, outline the butterflies and add feelers. Use white to highlight the large butterfly. Print out your text on a lazer printer, cut verse into strips and adhere to canvas. Use a Gelato in an accent colour to tint the paper and then outline each text strip with white pen.