Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Cute Critter Canvas

Hi all, this project was inspired by Tracy Scott, classes available at Art From the Heart with the lady herself next class Sunday 29th November.
I've seen lots of different versions of cute critter canvas's and decided to  create my own.
 The Canvas was a 6" x 6" box which had been previously sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays, Rock Salt had been applied while the ink was still wet then dried with a heat tool. The salt was removed to reveal a wonderful textured looking background.
I needed to use this one and so decided on the cute critter to make a Christmas gift for my niece. I set about adding more stamping, spraying in the same colour family. Followed by ink splatters in Black archival ink.
Sometimes I feel the background is too nice to cover up and have to take a leap of faith hoping that I won't ruin the whole project.
I roughly sketched the critter then infilled it with white gesso it's at this point when I realised the inks were water based and so my job was made harder by the fact the first layer of gesso started to reactive the ink. oooops!
The second layer sorted out that little problem tho.
Water colour pencils were used to add colour to the project.
I've since sketched a few other critters and so Christmas will be sorted for my young relatives.
Sue X


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