It's official I love using black gesso!
Todays experiment started with an 8"x 8" box canvas and a double coat of black gesso.
Next came stencilling using Marlin Limited Edition Paperartsy paint, followed by the addition of art words stencilled in Yellow Submarine paint and random stamping (also in paint).
The image was stamped onto smooth watercolour paper, then colour was added to highlight the facial features with watercolour pencils. This was cut out and the edges distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink to tone in the cut edges.
Two pieces of cardboard were layered together under the face image to lift it of the canvas.
Double sided paper was cut into 1cm strips, the edges were distressed with black distress ink and layered onto the canvas criss crossing using both sides. This was stuck into position using "Glue'n'Seal", then applied to the whole of the canvas to Seal it.
The face image was stuck into position.
A cogs die cutting set was used to make flowers in black double sided pearl card, this was treated to several different treasure gold colours which made them appear metalic.
Sapphire, Emerald, Classic and Spanish Topaz.
They were then layered together with a white daisy type flower with black beaded buds in the centres and added to the project.
The words on the canvas ran along the bottom edge of the double sided paper, as the colour matched I cut them out and distressed the edges then stuck them down. Flowers from the same double sided paper were cut out and added to the canvas in the corners just to add a little something.
Hope you like it.