Yesterday I worked on a new canvas that has very much a Spring inspiration of flowers and blooming. I really like working on these larger canvases, this one is 11″ x 14″ and is a gallery wrapped canvas.
I started off by misting water onto the canvas so the Dylusions Ink Spray would be easy to move around and blend.
I blended the 3 ink spray colors with a baby wipe.
I covered the canvas with vintage sewing pattern tissue using gel medium. I love using this tissue because it’s thin enough for the color underneath to show through and the lines on the pattern add to the background.
I cut out circles from vintage music sheet and book page, also used one of my prints that had printed incorrectly, but I didn’t want to throw it away. The colors worked out perfectly for this project. I ended up not using the cut out printable butterfly, it will show up in another project.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains on the vintage music sheet and book page circles. I love these vibrant colors!
Added some stamps using Ranger Archival ink in black.
Used some stencils with acrylic paint to finish off the background. I didn’t want to add too much to the canvas, because I wanted the background to be just that, a “background”, not taking away from the flowers.
I then added the flower circles with gel medium.
I used my Pitt Big Brush pens to do some shading around the flower circles with the coordinating colors. These pens are great to blend with your finger if you’ve already covered the area with gel medium. If you used them on regular porous card stock it will not blend, it will simply soak into the paper. On the yellow flower I used black charcoal pencil.
On some of the back ground stamped flowers I colored them with diluted Dylusions ink spray in a water brush. Since I wasn’t working with a porous surface, I used a paper towel to dab the flower to pick up extra ink.
Lastly, I used a sharpie fine point marker to hand write the word Bloom.
I’m happy with the final piece. I really like the way the flowers are the focus. Hope you liked it friends!
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