Today I'm sharing my She-Art canvas that I created last month. You can also view this blog post on the CS blog here.
Supplies used: Graphic 45 patterned paper; ModPodge; DecoArt, Americana and CraftSmart paints; LiquiTex modeling paste; Pink Paislee stencil; Unity Stamp Co. stamps; One Heart One Mind rub-ons; Higgins india ink; miscellaneous vintage lace and receipt stubs; bubble wrap, Studio liquid ink pen.
While it's not my first canvas, it is my first one inspired by Christy Tomlinson's She-Art workshops. I started by covering the canvas with the brightly coloured patterned papers and ModPodge, but thought that it may be too distracting for a background so I covered it with watered-down white paint. I didn't like that much either so I started to drag all sorts of colour over it.
I then tinted some modeling paste and using a favourite stencil (another Christy Tomlinson beauty), I added some texture to the canvas.
My She-Art girl was cut freehand from old ticket stubs (face/arms), painted in a flesh colour, and bits of patterned paper. I used some vintage lace and attached it all using ModPodge.
Just like in home decor, I think that every project needs a bit of black to "ground" it, so I dry brushed some black paint randomly over the canvas and stamped some more texture using some of my favourite background Unity Stamps (Chicken Wire Background, Vintage Handwritten, Cooped Up Notes, Distressed Grid, Love Every Inch) and ink, along with bubble wrap and paint.
I used the india ink applicator and dropped some ink randomly on the canvas. When dry, I used the rub-ons for more texture.
I then printed out my quote on printer paper (it's thinner and easier to print on!). I cut it up and attached it with ModPodge.
Quote reads: "She knew the whole wide wonderful world was at her fingertips. She only had to reach for it."
I then scribbled over the entire canvas!
It's certainly not perfect but I'm happy with my first attempt! And it's very addicting - I want to try another one soon!