Every Day Is A Gift Original Canvas

Recently I’ve been working on some smaller original canvases in preparation for my next show.  Every day is a gift original canvas is soft and whimsical.

Every day is a gift original canvas by www.carmenwhitehead.com

It started with a layer of scrapbook papers, Distress Paint in Cracked Pistachio, and gesso on an 8″ x 10″ Artist’s Loft canvas.  I love the way the distress paint can be spread on with the dauber and the amount controlled simply by squeezing the bottle.

Everyday is a gift original canvas www.carmenwhitehead.com

The layering process continues with The Crafter’s Workshop stencils Raven Mosaic TCW586 in both the 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″. I used Modeling paste mixed with Americana Acrylic in Green Tea, and Crackle Paste with Saffron Yellow.

The dripping effect was created with Distress Spray Stain in Peacock Feathers and Media Line mister in Pirmary Yellow.  This is one of my favorite techniques and effects.

Everyday is a gift original canvas by www.carmenwhitehead.com

Raven Mosaic TCW586

Here you can see how the spray ink finds it’s way through the crackle paste and adds some great texture.

Every day is a gift original canvas by www.carmenwhitehead.com

I used the TCW580s – Mini Graceful Moths stencil with some Americana Acrylic Whispering Turquoise and Green Tea.  I then outlined it with General’s charcoal pencil and gave it a smudgey look.

Every day is a gift original canvas by www.carmenwhitehead.com

The words were stamped on with blocked letters with a ganache colored ink.

Every day is a gift original canvas by www.carmenwhitehead.com

This is the second canvas in a series of 8″ x 10″ mixed media inspirational canvases designed for young girls or women.  The first one you can see here.  All of them will be going to my next event, Believe Boutique at Cornerstone Church in Chandler, But they are also listed in my shop until then.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Blessings,

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