Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Covering" a Mixed Media Tutorial

"Covering"
I have wanted to paint this canvas for ages! I love the imagery of heartfelt words, brave courageous statements of vulnerable hearts being covered by the wings of peace and protection. Be free to express who you are and how you feel.
Psalm 91 v 4
"He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings"


Step 1. Print out laser copies of your favourite quotes,
 poems and sayings, adhere them to your canvas
 using #Decopage Matte Medium 
When dry add a thin layer of Gesso over your words.



Step 2. Using a graphite pencil , draw in your wing shape,
 Basecoat your wings in a neutral Grey. I have used #Americana DECOR Chalky Finish in the colour Yesteryear.
 Next add shadows in Burnt Umber.


Step 3. Using the graphite pencil, outline the paper quotes in the background,
 add water on a brush to smudge around the corners.
 Start to paint in your feathers individually,
 first with Warm White, then highlight with Titanium White.

Step 4. Block in your rose and leaf shapes, add shading and highlighting layers.


Step 5. Finish painting in your roses using an angle brush, 
 wash some diluted pink around the roses and a hint on the wings,
 add a touch of Paynes Grey for shading around the outer edges of some feathers.


Step 6. Using Modelling paste and a palette knife, apply texture through various stencils into the edges of canvas. Allow to dry. Using the grey basecoat colour add some shadow to the edges of canvas using a small foam roller.









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