Thursday, 7 April 2016

Canvas Card

With a niece's birthday coming up I knew I would have to make a card, so I thought I would combine a gift and a card, here is the outcome. 
A canvas card!
I began by using an 8"x8" box canvas, layering torn paper lengths over the top.
This was then given a thin layer of gesso by spreading the paint over the papers with a plastic credit card.

Gelato's were used to add pale colours to the background. 

 Now for some reason my between photos have vanished so you'll have to used your imagination. Sorry!
I began by drawing on the Giraffe in pencil and filling it in with white gesso so that I could use watercolour pencils to colour my project.
Clouds were cut from a patterned paper then stamped with a Stampotique stamp then edged in black soot distress ink.
Flowers were drawn on and coloured in the same way as the Giraffe using a dark colour around the outside edge to make the flowers stand out a little more.
Random stamping of birds, grass, small flowers and stems added in black archival ink.
 The project was then sealed with varnish to protect it a little.
An 8" x 8" card blank was attached to the back and there you have it a card and gift in one.

A couple of close ups!

 Sue X

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