Today I have a little canvas to share. It was such fun doing this as it was so different to anything else I usually do. I might have to do this sort of thing more often..
This canvas is 10" x 10" or 25 x 25 cm. I started by putting on the modelling paste through a stencil called 'Doily'. After it had dried I layered lots of paint on it using Fluid Acrylics in the colours Cobalt Teal Hue & Primary Magenta both mixed with Titanium White. When this had dried I thought it looked way to fresh so I used Antiquing cremes (Raw Umber and little bit of Patina Green) to make it look a little bit old.
After I was happy with that I added some more stencilling with the same colours of paint but undiluted. The stencil I used was "Old French Script" by Americana Decor. It is very subtle. Also I used a rubber stamps by Paperartsy and some bronw ink to add more script. That was the background finished..
The paintbrush was a really old one that was lying around in my craft room. The hairs were really hard so I decided to use that. I gessoed it first and then put a layer of crackle paint on it. Next I painted it with Fluid Acrylic paint in the colour Titan Buff and when that had dried I applied the same antiquing creme to make it look old. Next I tore some fabric from my stash and made a bow around the handle of the paintbrush with it.
The sentiment was stamped with rubber stamps by Stampotique on a piece of paper painted with Titan Buff, antiqued with Raw Umber antiquing creme and stamped with the same script stamp as the canvas. I also went around the paper strips with the ink pad.
Lastly I adhered everything to the canvas.
Here is a close up of all the yummy texture from the modelling paste.
I have used all DecoArt products for this canvas.