Friday, 7 August 2015

Mixed media canvas - Angel

I had the honour that I could be the guest designer at A Vintage Journey in August when the challenge theme is: Things with Wings. When I heard the theme I was very happy because I have many dies and stamps from Tim Holtz's butterfly and bird collections. But in the end I chose Tim's Layered Angel Wings instead of the birds and butterflies.

I created this canvas into my daughter’s room. I wanted to make a clean and quite simple canvas with a comforting sentence for a girl with vivid fantasy. "The angels are watching over you."

For making this I got a stretched and primed 24x30 cm canvas and I put one layer of gesso on it.

I put some torn music sheet papers and glued them with decoupage glue on the gessoed canvas.

Then I rubbed a little gesso onto the papers with a sponge.

With modelling paste, with a palette knife and with Tim's Flourish Layering Stencil I made a textured background.

I mixed white and light blue acrylic paint and I covered the canvas with the paints. For this I used a sponge.

It was me who drew an angel body and I cut it out from a handmade paper.

I cut out the parts of the wings from cardstock and book pages then I pasted them together with glue. I rubbed gesso on the top, I mean to the book pages. Later I put glitter glue to the edges.

I glued the angel's body end egg shape head to the canvas and   I put two layers of white acrylic paint on it. 

Then I took Tim's another stencil, the Rays to make the halo for the angel. In this case I didn't use modelling paste just white acrylic paint.

I stamped Tim's butterflies on the right side with StazOn ink (ganache) but please don't use this ink with Tim's clear crackle paint because they don't work together. The ink totally changed its colour when it contacted with the crackle paint, it became pink :-( So it was a mistake what I couldn't solve but it was okay since I made this canvas for my daughter.

I cut out some stars with Tim's Bigz Die (Crescent Moon&Stars).

I put a layer of medium on the wings and on the stars and I sprinkled white glitter powder on the top of them.

And of course I put a layer of crackle paint on the top.

Here, on the surface, you can see fine crackles. For achieving them I used Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint (one of the best crackle medium ever).

Oh, I just love the Vintage Lace Die - I very often run it through my Big Shot. I rubbed a little white paint onto the key. This is a key for LIFE.


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