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Monday, August 2, 2010

Just For Fun

Felt like having some fun with my paints today ,nothing too serious just easy and whimsical . Want to make your own? Here's how!
I gessoed my 12x12 stretched canvas (not necessary but I like to give the surface more tooth ) then using a glue medium I glued down various pieces of scrap book papers . I then sketched out a simple shape with a pencil ( I chose a flower but people work well also) picked out 2 colours of paint and put equal amounts on a flat surface right beside each other . I use a piece of plexiglas. Using a brayer, add the 2 paints by rolling it through the colours then apply around the image you've penciled in wiping off areas with a wet paper towel where you want the papers to show through . I like to wait until paint is almost dry for a distressed look. Gesso in the shape to prepare the image for paint and when dry proceed . Choose 2 more contrasting paints and repeat braying step . Add words using stickers or paint and then varnish to seal. Voila ! See I knew you could do it!

1 comment:

Diane said...

Love the whimsy and also love you sharing the process--thank you!!

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