Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pretty Pastel Canvas

Hi there, I am popping in today to share with you the first project I have created all year. I know, I know its March already and I have not done anything since before Christmas which is a horrible feeling.
I have spent the past few months in and out of hospital and then finally having surgery I am now a whole lot better. anyway enough about that I have managed to be creative.

I really love using everyday items in my work and when I discovered one of my Mums old lace curtains in the back of the linen cupboard I was super excited with my find. It really wasn't hard to work out what I wanted to do.
so here it is.....

Here I have used a 8" x 10" Canvas and sprayed it with LSG C'est La Vie Cerise. Once the colour was dry I then sponged Prima Art Basics Heavy Gesso (White) around the edges and softly in towards the middle to add a dreamy sort of feel. To add the lace I gave the whole canvas a coat of Prima Art Basics Soft Matte Gel and then lay the lace over the top. I wanted the lace to still look very soft and delicate so I just made sure there was a nice coat of gel on the canvas so I did not need to seal the top of the lace. once dry I added my photo and pretties.

some close ups.....

The roses have had the tips of the petals coloured with Prima Color Bloom Spray in Soft Teal and then a little Prima Art Sugar in white added for some additional sparkle

The chipboard used is from Blue Fern Studios, some of the flowers and leaves along with the metal heart cogs are from Prima, the other flowers and glass pebbles are from The Scrap Cottage.

Thanks so much for stopping by

stay safe
Mandie xx