Thanks for popping in today.
I spent a quiet and very pleasant afternoon
fiddling around in my artroom,
Decided to set myself a challenge
and use an old scrap to make a canvas.
You’ve got to admit, it doesn’t get much scrappier than this!!
Decides to wrap the A4 scrap around the A5 canvas.
(Say that three times fast when you’ve had a sherry!)
Got to be glued. Mod Podge is great for that.
Slaps it on the A5 canvas board,
and in the time it takes to say Enchilada,
she has flipped it, flattened it with a brayer,
turned it, added a little more Mod Podge round the edges,
wrapped it, trimmed it,
and flapped it.
Now squint and what can YOU see?
The ocean? Moody skies?
Have another sherry!
Let’s get in a Hot-air balloon and fly away to sunny climes…
We have a beautiful stamp
Stamp the balloon in something not as harsh as black.
How about Watering Can?
Rats. It got lost in the clouds and I missed a bit in the middle too.
Never fear! Gray is here!!!
Stamp it onto copy paper too.
Attach a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet to the back
Colour in the balloon with Spectrum Noir pencils.
I picked a couple of colours out of the background sky.
Cut out with my insanely expensive German scissors.
Some Squeezed Lemonade ink on a make up sponge will tone down the balloon;
it looks way too freshly washed!
And some Spun Sugar in the sky will add a cool stain.
See how it stains the paper but wipes off the acrylic paint?
Love it when it works!
Now for the compass in the corner.
If you buy the balloon, we will send you the compass as a gift.
Time to seal the deal with more Mod Podge.
It could do with a couple of layers, but I really have to crack on.
I have got SOOO MUCH TO DO!!!!!!
I can’t be standing round here, waiting for glue to dry!!!
So now comes the million dollar decision.
White A4 Mountboard?
Or really dark grey?
Attach with a sheet of that A6 double-sided adhesive.
I think the darker frame canvas board sets it off better, don’t you?
I do enjoy making canvases.
Especially mounting a small one on a larger one.
Check out our website.
We have a very very comprehensive collection of sizes.
Square boards and A sizes.
i.e. A6, A5, A4 and A3.
You can buy the individual sizes,
or you can treat yourself to a lovely free felt bag,
filled with 3 of each size!
I’ll blacken the edges of the backdrop later.
But now I really must start thinking about the week ahead.
So much to do.
Life will never be long enough.
much love and hugs,