Art Canvas

6.30.2009

Art Canvas

A friend recently gave me a blank canvas to play around with and last night I had the chance and felt compelled to give it a go. I first painted the entire canvas with acrylic paint and once dry I used a mask (the floral design) and painted over the canvas again with the monarch colored acrylic paint. After my second coat of paint was dry I went to town using stamps, rub-ons, papers, memorabilia, stickers, etc. and then covered everything with several coats of gel medium. Right after applying the gel medium I stamped into it with a rubber stamp (you can kind of see this in the above photo) I was able to get a slight impression of the stamped image this way. I washed off my stamp immediately after doing this.

Art Canvas

It was fun to do something a little different for a change...I want to do one now using a technique where you use gel medium, masking tape, and pages from a book to get transfers of the pages on to your canvas.

I'm not really sure why I have such a difference in color with the two photos...the true color is the second of the two photos shown.

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Lisa Carroll said...

This is so cool. and it looks like such a fun project!

Andrea Amu said...

Well it looks great, girl! Love the orange... you do well with Mixed-Media and should definitely do more :)

Nat said...

oh this is gorgeous!!!!

Sandie said...

Love this. You did a great job. That technique with the gel medium, masking tape etc, sounds awesome! I love doing canvases.

Patty said...

It turned out very cool Jen! You'll have to bring it in so I can look at it closer.

NancyJones said...

wow that is awesome!!!

Terri Davenport said...

This is so cool!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Oh Jennifer, that canvas is stunning. I have to say I adore your new blog header too. That picture just cracks me up!

vtpuggirl said...

Very chic looking project, I love it!

Patty S said...

wow! it turned out beautiful!!!!!
:-)

vic said...

Every time I look at your blog, Jen, you just blow me away! This blank canvas is blank no more and is just awesome! Your theme and color combo are fab!

Barb said...

Really beautiful!