Thursday, November 21, 2013
Be Jolly With Paper Smooches
This is a 4 x 4 canvas. I love how it turned out. The paper used on this canvas is old dictionary pages which I have colored with gelatos and distress paint and gesso as the base. I cover the page with gesso. After it has dried, I smooth on some gelatos and then add another layer of color with the distress paint. It is adhered to the canvas with gel medium. The snowman is stamped on a gessoed piece of dictionary page. The trees are colored with gelatos. Everything was adhered to the base with more gel medium. The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of paper which was colored like the background. Modeling paste was swiped on around the tree and snowman to make it look like a little dimensional snow. The hearts and nose were colored with Big Brush pens. Glossy accents was added to the hearts. A little banner and some snowflake rubons were added to the canvas. I brushed the edges of the canvas with my Big Brush White pen.
I did this canvas for the Paper Smooches Cool Shades Challenge. Orange may seem to be a strange color to add to a winter scene but I have a friend whose favorite color is orange - so I had to add a touch of orange to finish off the canvas. I did another canvas with snowflakes - but I think I prefer the contrast of color. Here is the cool shades challenge colors.
There is a touch of red and orange on the canvas.
Yeah tomorrow is Friday. Half day of work because my new floor is being delivered. Hopefully they come early because I want to go buy more canvases. I think I got them at Michael's.