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Soar ------ Don't Forget to Fly!

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Still Working on my Birdcage  Canvases. Love the images of what freedom means to different people.

"Birds Among Branches" Mixed Media Tutorial

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"Birds Among Branches" This project was created because one of my students wanted a Birdcage themed project to paint, this canvas is the result of that request! When I teach a workshop class I like to include as many different techniques as I can......... Step 1. I know it is hard to see in the photo, BUT the first step is to use various stencils to create patterns around the outside of your canvas with Gesso, then brushing some through the middle of canvas. Allow to dry. Then add a few drops of acrylic ink.  I have used brown, turquoise and pink ink. Step 2. Use a baby wipe to spread the ink around, allow to dry, then wipe again to reveal the resist pattern. I have dropped some green Alcohol Ink through the middle. Step 3. Using Texture Paste, apply your stenciled birdcage image using a pallet knife. Allow to dry. Draw in some loose branch placement using willow charcoal. Step 4. Choose your napkin paper designs, tear out the flower images and adhere to canvas along your branch l…

Painting Tutorial "What does your Heart say?"

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I painted this canvas as an encouragement for my sister. I wanted to inspire her heart. I love this project, I have used this idea over and over, with results always unique!  Canvas is 30cm x 40 cm Step 1. Trace and cut a large heart out of a piece of cardboard, then cover it with contact both sides. Adhere the heart to canvas using double sided tape in a few places.  I have not painted the background of my canvas, you of course can paint it any colour you like! Choose acrylic paint colours  and various stencils to start. Step 2. Overlay your different stencil patterns, working around your heart  I use a dry  makeup foam wedge for this type of stenciling. Step 3. More layers! Try to use a variety in your work, small patterns in the background and larger patterns for the feature around the heart. Step 4. Using a palette knife, add some white texture paste through a stencil, I have chosen a scroll style. Decide what your heart wants to "Say", I stenciled these words inside my heart then …

2017/18 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

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Moroccan Rose Garden Canvas "Think of all the Beauty still left around you and be Happy" I am pleased to bring you a new romantic rose canvas design featuring the "Lilac Whisper Collection" from Kaisercraft When I first saw the collection my eye and imagination were drawn to the subtle Moroccan paper and tiny wooden shapes.  I love Moroccan design but wanted to use the soft lilac colours and the imagery of a vintage flowery garden, using the Moroccan shapes like a  lattice backdrop.  I hope you enjoy  and learn heaps from the process of this creation! I will list all supplies at the end.  Here are the steps............. Step 1. Using a palette knife spread Gesso over the Moroccan Lattice  and Blossom stencils. Allow to dry. The Gesso will act as a resist for your next step! Step 2. Spray KAISERmists over your canvas, spray a little water to activate and allow the inks to run through the stencil designs. Step 3. Choose a Moroccan shape, cut it out to make a template then …

2017 Workshop Wednesday Mixed Media Turorial

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"The Empty Vase" Artist Tracey White Below is the tutorial for this mixed media canvas, it is a larger piece, but often it is actually easier to paint larger flowers than small ones!  Hope you enjoy the process.............. Prepare your canvas with collage papers adhered with either Modge Podge or Gel Medium. I have used Kaisercraft Scrapbooking papers, Tim Holtz Tissue wrap, wallpaper scraps and vintage music sheets. When glue is dry, load a foam roller in Gesso and lightly tint the whole canvas, then add a small amount of grey paint to the roller and blend this colour to the outer edges of canvas. Draw the vas and rose, leave shapes onto your canvas using will charcoal, as it is easily removed if you make a mistake. Start to block in the background  behind roses, stems and leaves using a filbert brush loaded with Olive green, Paynes Grey for shadow, Moss green for Highlights. Block in roses, start to paint in shadows. Using the filbert brush loaded with various colours paint in b…

Art Classes, An experience in Beautifying Your Soul

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After internet and computer failure, we are back online, Posting artwork from my classes, lots of new people have joined art classes this year all ready, or have attended one of my mixed media workshops for the first time in 2017...........  Welcome to the world of creating art and beautifying your soul through the artistic process!