Thanks for popping in.
Let’s get the geese out.
I have had a hankering to to a Goose Canvas for ages….
Probably because right by the kettle in the kitchen,
(and I do visit the kettle muchly…)
there is a little window, and in that little window
sits another Goosey effort of mine, in a poppy field…
So here’s a new one.
Let’s start with the geese….
Stamp the pair on a piece of white tissue paper
using Archival Black
Colour in from the back, using pencils.
Not Canada Geese exactly, but close.
Look good from the front…
Now for the radical bit.
Drop a little Snowflake acrylic paint on the craft mat,
Load your painty brayer,
and then roll slowly over the back of the tissue,
covering up your colouring in.
Told you it was a bit radical!
Best set that to one side and let it air dry…
What did you say? What’s the front look like?
Un momento por favor.
Let’s sort out the canvas first.
Brayer some Cheesecake over a 6″ x 6″ canvas board.
While it’s still wet,
add some blue to the sky area.
Bit of Caramel in the land area.
Getting darker now.
Some dark green at the front.
Hyde Park. Fantastic colour.
The copy paper scrap,
where I am rolling off the brayer in between colours,
is looking promising too!
You can speed dry with a heat gun in between colours too.
A little Hey Pesto in the centre.
Then I made a right Horlicks of it,
added way too much of another colour,
flooded the base with brown.
But here’s the good thing about acrylic on canvas.
You no likey?
Cover it up with Cheesecake and start again!
Which I did.
And 5 minutes later, we were back on track.
So this is where we’re at.
The geese are nice and dry.
The canvas background is set.
Cheat’s way? Whatever.
Double sided tape on the back of the tissue.
Can’t see where the geese are.
Really could use a light box…..
On the subject of light boxes,
oh boy, have we got something fab lined up…
Check out the corner. Bottom right….
Next time you see me on Hochanda TV,
we will shed some light on it…..
Back to our canvas.
Cut out the geese.
Just a little point:
I removed the brown wax paper from the adhesive sheet
and cut out the Clarity backing paper on the tissue.
Cuts like butter and is nice and thin.
A moon? Why not.
Snowflake paint dabbed on Blending tool works like a dream.
Blend a little blue in around the lower edge.
Looking good now.
A tad too crisp though.
I may have to walk the brayer across the moon
with some dark blue paint….
Drag the side of a couple of Archival ink pads across,
to make fields or hills.
Olive, Fern Green and Library green = winning combination.
Now for the friends in formation, using Black Archival.
This stamp is part of the Geese Stampset.
Filled them with a Micron pen for a silhouette black.
Peel the backing and place our geese where they sit well.
G O O D G R I E F !!!
How can you work like this, Gray?!?!?
Looks back down undeterred.
Let’s make the geese look as if they are 3 dimensional.
Grey and black dropshadow required….
Double-sided tape on the back
and attach to the next size canvas board – 8″ x 8″.
Very happy with that.
I think I’ll even sign it in white, in that dark corner….
I get such a buzz off making these canvases!
If you haven’t tried it yet, I urge you too.
It’s a lot lot easier than you may think.
They make great gifts too.
In fact, to give you an incentive to stretch yourself and give it a go,
how about a 20% blanket sale on all the things you need???
20% off all our Fresco paints
20% off the Geese stampset (including masks)
20% off a Speedball Brayer
20% off all our canvas boards.
20% off a pack of A6 double-sided adhesive sheets.
If you’re in our Clubs –
either a Gold member or a Diamond member –
your 10% and 15% discounts also apply.
CLICK HERE FOR THE SALE