It's the 1st of July and it's time for a new challenge at the Country View Challenges! The theme is: In the summer garden.
As you can see my summer garden is filled with wildflowers.
This is a 13x18cm canvas.
I used Tim Holtz layering stencil (THS035) and I stencilled wildflowers in the middle of the canvas with modelling paste.
When it was dry, I covered the wildflowers with Schmincke masking fluid. I let it dry and after I painted the canvas with diluted DecoArt Americana paints (Whispering Turquoise, Spa Blue, Mistletoe, Pistachio Mint). Actually, I tapped the diluted paints with a sponge onto the surface.
When the paint was dry I rubbed off the paint from the wildflowers with a piece of paper towel.
Since the colours were too vivid I toned them back with watered DecoArt Americana Buff Beige paint.
Then I cut out the flowers from thick kraft paper and watercolour paper using Sizzix Thinlits dies (Wildflowers 661190, 661808 sets) by Tim Holtz.
Then I spattered the canvas with the Buff Beige and White Wash paints.
I inked the edges of the white flowers with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then I glued them on the canvas.
I put a layer of Schmincke Fluid Medium for sealing the canvas then I put a sticker from Tim Holtz Small Talk, Occasion sticker book on the right top.
So if you have a summer garden project, please join our challenge where you have the chance to win a £20 voucher.