This is my first mult-media canvas and I am entering it in the "For the Love of Plants" Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge.
Just before Mother's Day, my son asked me what I would like as a gift. I took a split second to think about it, then told him I would like to have a new craft tool. That tool was Faber Castell Gelatos. I took him to get me some and I came home with the Designing with Gelatos kit. In the kit were 10 Gelatos.
I have had various canvasses for some time now, waiting for me to use my acrylic paints on. So instead, I tried out my Gelatos. I coloured with a red, orange and pink to cover the canvas. I lightly spritzed over with water, then used my finger to blend the colours together. This step was wonderous! I also spread some leftover colour to each of the sides of the canvas, as it has a thick frame.
After I let the surface dry, I spread a glaze medium over the entire surface. Then I used some gesso and a stencil to add the white dots. Another new tool I received on Mother's Day, from myself, was some Faber Castell Pitt pens. So once the gesso was dry, I coloured with my Black Pitt pen on a background stamp and made some impressions over the gesso.
In the meantime, I stamped and die cut these flowers on some retired paper. I Modge Podged each flower so they would be protected from the elements. I added some sparkle to their centres. I decided to cut the word with my Cricut and I stamped on the white layer, with 2 different background stamps. Once I stuck the letters down with Liquid Glass, I then added another layer of glaze over the entire canvas again.
Finally, I added some Pixie Thick Twin to the flower corners, then added the flowers with Liquid Glass. I found some lovely sparkle flourishes, cut them to my liking, then added them. VOILA, my first multi-media canvas!
Products used: Close To My Heart paper, ink, stamps & embellishments; Faber Castell Gelatos & Pitt Pens; Heartfelt Creations Stamps & Dies; Dyan Reaveley Stencil; Liquitex Gesso; and Golden Glaze.