Braver, Stronger, Smarter Original Canvas

Winnie the Pooh is one of my favorite characters and the words that Christopher Robin said to him is probably my favorite quote.  You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem and Smarter than you think.  Such an inspiring phrase!

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com

Here’s what I used for this project…

  1.   I created a collage on the canvas with the Olde Worlde paper and matte medium.  To tone down the background, I painted on a wash of Cobalt Turquoise Hue.  To add some texture, I used the Nautical Chains stencil and a mixture of modeling paste and Cobalt Turquoise Hue.

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com

 

2.   The Complicated Hearts stencil has some great details on the three hearts and I used each of them with the acrylic paint in Ox Blood.

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com

 

3.   I wanted to give the hearts some more detail, so I outlined them with General’s charcoal pencil and rubbed it slightly to give it a smudged look.

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com



 

4.  I printed out the phrase, cut it into strips and then gave it a slight color on the edges with Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough.  I adhered them to the canvas with some matte medium and then outlined them with the charcoal pencil.  To seal the canvas I sprayed it with Americana spray sealant.  This will prevent the charcoal pencil from smudging more.

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com

I have another canvas with this same quote, but it’s a much brighter theme and is more for a nursery or children’s room.  I wanted to do a canvas that was more for teens or adults.

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com



 

Braver, Stronger, Smarter; original canvas created by www.carmenwhitehead.com

This canvas has already sold and on it’s way to Surprise, Arizona!  But, it’s now available in prints, mounted prints and canvas prints!

Final order date for Christmas delivery of prints and mounted prints is 12/17!

Canvas Prints are no longer available for in time delivery for Christmas.

Do you have a favorite Winnie the Pooh quote?

Blessings,

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