My enthusiasm in making canvas creations seems to be continuing this week with quite a quick and simple abstract affair.
This canvas was inspired by a “bubble” stencil from Prima Marketing. It is one of their Elementals range and has lots of circles in different sizes all over it.
For a change I already had the finished design in mind so I quickly gathered up the bits and bobs that I was going to work with.
There were some gilding flakes and a dark eggshell coloured emulsion paint.
After priming the canvas board the first coat of emulsion went on.
You can probably tell from the picture above that it was a bit patchy so I gave the canvas a second coat and dried it off with a heat gun.
Now it was time to apply the glu for the flakes so I then reached for the stencil. This was a large twelve inch square stencil so it fitted over this smaller canvas quite well.
To apply the Indigio Blu Flitter Glu I used a make up sponge to dab it through the stencil until I was sure that I had a good coverage and then waited for it to “set”.
I then threw caution to the wind and lobbed an entire pot of Winter Dawn Gilding Flakes all over the canvas.
I chose this particular variant as it had an assortment of colours within a “base” of silver and this looked really good against the dark eggshell paint.
I had a bit of a cold while I was making this so I was praying that I didn’t sneeze. Also I could only breathe through my mouth so I was also having to breathe sideways – I must have looked like a loony! lol :)
Anyway, after gently brushing the flakes around the canvas until the sticky areas had been covered and then used the scoochy sponge to buff away the excess.
Now, I’d like to make this sound more complicated and make this post last a little longer however that really was it!
Nice, simple and relatively quick (as I set the layers of paint with a heat gun).
This canvas is currently sitting proudly in my lounge but I suspect that, with my collection growing, I am going to need to find a new place for it soon.
What do you think? Nice isn’t it? I wonder what colour choices you would make though …
If you have any questions or comments about this post or technique, please feel free to pop it in the comments section below.
Many thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time.