In addition to creating some things with the 3 brand new collections and 2 new deluxe collector's editions, the DT has had a chance to join up with Faber-Castell for a blog hop going on all this week! I loved using their products to create a canvas.
To create my canvas, I first covered the entire canvas with Faber-Castell gelato colors that coordinated with the Artisan Style design paper. That was a much brighter look than I wanted so I painted over the background with a light coat of white gesso. I used a paper towel to lightly remove some of the gesso so that some of the gelato color would show through. Next, I used a stencil and Faber-Castell's Whipped Spackle to add texture to the background. ( I loved how easy it was to apply the spackle smoothly!)
After fussy cutting the peacocks and flowers from the Artisan Style 12 x 12 title page and elements from some of the Ephemera cards, I began creating a collage using Faber-Castell's Gel Medium both as a glue and sealant. To get a really good seal and bubble free image, I apply the medium both to the canvas and to the fussy cut images as I glue them down. Then I brush gel medium over each image as I glue it down, and use a rub on tool to smooth out the image and get rid of any bubbles that may have formed.
Once I was happy with the collaged scene I created, I used a water brush and added a little more gelato color here and there on the canvas. I allowed that to dry and then put a final coat of gel medium over the entire canvas to seal it.
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Collection:
Artisan Style (12 x 12) 4501104
Ephemera Cards 4501118
Decorative Chipboard 4501116
Gelatos - 15 pc Metallics
Gelatos - SteamPunk Mix & Match Colors
Black, green, blue gelatos
PITT artist pen, big brush
Prima Stencil mini flora
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