The February challenge theme on the Country View Challenge blog was chosen by Sue. She wanted us to make projects with backgrounds we would like to: MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND
For this challenge I have made a canvas with Tim Holtz umbrella man.
Lately I have seen a beautiful black and white wintry photo which was my inspiration. A very talented young Hungarian photographer, Klára Rajnai made this picture. Beautiful, isn't it?
Now here is my tutorial.
First I took a 18x24 cm canvas and although this was a pre gessoed canvas, I still put another layer of gesso.
I tried my cutouts on the canvas.
I painted the canvas grey. Actually, I tapped the grey acrylic paint with a sponge onto the canvas.
I stamped trees on the canvas with StazOn black ink.
When the stamping was not perfect I made the corrections with black acrylic paint.
After I misted my background with white acrylic paint and with a sponge. For this I used Amsterdam white paint because there are hardly any pigments in it but for this misting this is perfect :-)
Then I glued the cutouts onto the canvas. For this I used Tacky Glue Transparent Glue.
Then I mixed my Schmincke white acrylic paint with some water and with a brush I started to spritz the paint. When it was dry I put a layer of Schmincke acrylic medium to protect my canvas. And it was ready!
Don't forget, you can join this challenge to show us your lovely background! At the end of the month you can win a £20 voucher! Happy crafting!
What I used: