Thanks for joining me.
Great sense of achievement here today.
Invited to the Palace? Nope
Best Blog Award? Nope
But I did clear not 1, not 2 but 3 baskets full of ironing!
I’ll write that again slowly… twenty-four shirts.
AND 3 lots of kingsize bedding from Christmas!
Scheisenhausen!!! That’s a lottashirtsnsheets!
At one point, during a little coffee break, I was on the internet looking up Pfaff mangles, and we (Dave joined in the mangle search too!) even found my buddy Hayley West demonstrating it on You Tube!
But £1,300 buys you a lot of shirtsnsheets! So I decided to suck it up and keep going with the expensive steam iron in the cupboard.
No. I didn’t climb in the cupboard to do the ironing….
Anyway. Back to art. Yesterday, I had a blast with one of our Mel’s new stencils. So today, let’s look at the canvas together.
I’m sure there are lots of ways to arrive at this destination, but this is my approach. A5 Canvas board first. Walk a brayer with some Cheesecake or cream coloured Fresco paint across the canvas board,
then add South Pacific, or teal acrylic paint over the top.
When I say WALK the brayer, I mean roll it lightly over the canvas board without applying much pressure. This will give you a real distressed arty effect. See?
Let the paint dry. You can help it along with a heatgun, too.
Place the stencil over the canvas board, and drag texture paste through it with a spatula. I used the Viva Decor relief paste we sell. It takes a little longer to dry that others, but again, you can speed the drying process up too.
The relief paste is excellent, actually.