No, no, not really. Lol. It’s another canvas creation.
The title comes from the finished result, but I’ll be honest, this was not how it started out or where it was supposed to end up!
This canvas started out with some simple painting techniques.
I began with a light acrylic paint and spread this over the entire canvas. Then I added layers of darker tones, working out towards the outer edge, and finished by stippling some black over the corners,
So, you probably guessed that I was going for a distressed look again so I decided to pop open the Inkseentials Crackle Accents bottle that’s been sitting around my craft room for ages.
I did a Brut Job on the canvas (splash it all over) – or was that old spice. Either way, that puppy was well and truly covered.
Because I had given it such a thick layer the 4 hour drying time was not enough. Indeed I had to wait for around 12 hours (i.e. overnight) to see the result.
Shazam and CRACK! That certainly worked well!
As you can make out in the photos above there were lots of deep cracks so I thought that it would be a good idea to get some dark ink down there to accentuate the cracks.
I reached for the doCrafts sparkly Spritzing inks and chose the darkest one and then spritzed my finger raw.
Ok, yup, that’s plenty of ink. That should fill those gaps.
I actually thought that it was too much and that I wanted to see some of the colour underneath so I got the tissues and dabbed away of lot of the surface liquid.
After it had dried, I changed my mind and decided that it would be great if I added more of the spritzing ink so that the canvas ended up looking like dragon skin – so I went for it and added some blue and gold.
Looking great at the moment!
After this point, it all descends into what crafters often refer to as “fiddling”. I added more spritz, let it dry, coated that in gloss varnish. Then went back and did it all again.
Basically I have got to the point where I am going to like the finished result as I am running out of spritzing ink – lol!
Anyway, I edged the canvas in black acrylic paint and here be the “final” piece.
To be honest, I may revisit this some day and add some dragon related things to it, but for now it is an enjoyable piece of abstract texture art for my living room.
What do you think? A waste of supplies or a work of art? Do let me know what you think in the comments section below (be nice please).
Thanks for the catch up and I look forward to seeing you again next time.