Today is the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and our lovely hostess, Nikki, has asked us to use canvas. I chose to use a small canvas from my stash that I got at a flea market, it already had something on it but not something I wanted. I simply put a coat of gesso over the old and started the new.
My canvas is the celebration of Summer. A time when the kids are out of school for awhile and things are a little easier.
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Here are a few steps that I took to create my canvas.
Starting out with a Gelli Plate, spread green and blue paint. Next lay a stencil on the paint, the pattern really doesn't matter as it is only used to give some random texture.
Place your canvas face down on the painted surface and press down so the paint transfers to the canvas.
Let paint dry, mix up some texture paste with color of choice. For this canvas I wanted sunshine so I used Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber reinker to color my paste. Next spread the colored pasted through a stencil. I used a Tim Holtz stencil here to create my sunshine.
While you are waiting for paste to dry, begin getting all the other elements ready to add. This cute little bicycle is from ClearScraps. I added a couple gears from Tim Holtz and then a coat of gesso. Truthfully, I did a few colors before I came up with what I wanted. You can change colors as many times as you like by simply adding another coat of gesso and starting again. In the end I got the effect I wanted by stippling the colors on.
For the finishing touches - some small flowers and balloons were added using some dies from Karen Burnistion's Pop it Ups collection from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The balloons are added using wire and then wrapped through the basket on the bike. The word "Summer" was cut from fun foam using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die from the A Way With Words collection.
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it will be worth the trip,