For this challenge I have created a canvas for a very dear friend of mine, Dianne. This is the finished canvas....
Once this has dried I painted the whole canvas using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints.
Here is a close up of the texture created by the micro beads.
Next, I added a layer of Deco Art Weathered Wood which I left to dry thoroughly before adding a different colour of Fresco paint (which in this case was Lake Wanaka) It's at this stage you see the effect of the Weathered Wood.
I never tire of seeing this - it's like magic!! LOL!!
Once this was dry I started to embellish the canvas using photographs, flowers and metal embellishments.
I really enjoyed creating this, and it was more special because it is for a dear friend.
Here are some close ups of the embellishments. Dianne always likes to look at my work and so I concealed some of the embellishments so that she could 'find' them.
One of the frames was chip board and the other was plastic. I coated these in gesso and then added Classic Treasure Gold. I love the vintage effect that this has created.
I also used lots of metal embellishments tucked away here and there.
So, there it is - my canvas for Dianne. Beautiful photographs surrounded by lots of flowers in Dianne's favourite colours.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today.
If you haven't done so already there is still time to join in with the current challenge and be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher.
Thanks for looking.....