Welcome to the hop! The Stampendous design team is hopping along this week with Andy Skinner and DecoArt plus a few European artists! Stop by the Stampendous blog each day for a new list of links to visit and get new information about products and the prize packages that are up for grabs! Yep, there are three and they are awesome!
My project today is a Curiosity Canvas. It uses Andy Skinner's Cling Curiosity Rubber Stamp Set by Stampendous and a plethora of paint and specialty products from DecoArt in the Mixed Media product line!
The canvas was primed and that meant I jumped right in with a 1:2 wash mix of Primary Yellow and Primary Cyan Media Fluid Acrylics. The second layer is a few brush strokes of Cadmium Red Hue and then once dry another base layer of water-thinned Titanium White.
Now our team had a discussion about getting stamped images onto a stretched canvas and there were many suggestions, all viable, so I decided to try something different that was mentioned with a DecoArt twist. I painted Matte Medium onto my craft mat in 2 - 3 layers letting each layer dry completely. Then I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and shot some hot air at it with my heat tool. Then I just peeled and carefully patted it down onto the canvas that had a thin layer of Matte Medium.
So in short, the stamped images on the canvas are a gel medium transfer technique with DecoArt Matte Medium. Next came layering of modeling paste applied with a Dreamweaver Palette Knife, English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream, and then a wonderful random splat of Turquoise Shimmer Mister. The spots of black were accidental, dropped the canvas into a puddle of paint and then just kept doing it to make it look intentional.
The sign is something I've wanted to do every since I saw Pam Hornschu's stenciled holiday sign last winter made out foam board! I painted a layer of Payne's Grey on all sides, then English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream, a dry brush of Titanium White and then a thin layer of Antiquing Cream again, but before that dried I did a heavy wash of Titanium White that created puddles of the mixture. Loved it! I scored and scraped out pieces and parts with a craft knife and went over the exposed foam with the same paint mediums as before.
The eye screws and chain received the same paint layering and attached to the canvas.
Thanks for staying with me in my long project instructions. I'm sure there's some tidbit I've forgotten, but the most of it is covered. Now...
Here is our line up for today if you are just getting started here on my blog or if you have rather pop on over to the DecoArt blog to see some fantastic projects there!
Janelle Stollfus - you are here!
Stamps: ASCRS04 Cling Curiousity Rubber Stamp Set (Stampendous)
DecoArt Paints: Media Fluid Acrylics from the Starter Kit - Primary Cyan, Cadmium Red Hue, Titanium White, Antiquing Cream - English Red Oxide, Matte Medium, Modeling Paste, Shimmer Mist - Turquoise, Mister - Carbon Black, Plus Media Fluid Acrylics in my stash - Raw Umber, Phthalo Green-Blue, Payne's Grey)
Paper: white foam core
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Accessories: Dreamweaver Palette Knife, Eye screws, necklace chain, canvas, heat tool and paint brushes