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Friday, August 21, 2015

HAPPY DAY SMALL CANVAS by Kim

Hi! Hope your day is going well. So happy you stopped by today. It is Kim today and I have a small canvas I made for this week and I wanted to share a few of the steps I used to create it.

I had one thing in mind as I started it and it was a struggle to get there. In the end it still did not turn out as I saw in my mind, but it wound up "happy".


This is the first step. An acrylic paint and stencil play on a 9x12 sheet of watercolor paper. I used a bunch of stencils from my ARTplorations stash: Confetti Circles and Shower of Flutters can be seen here.


I love bright colors but did not want this one so much so. I did a wash of white and some spots of Dylusions, orange spray. This section shows the Honeycomb Delight Reversed stencil. I like how the layers started to build up.


Next I added some modelling paste using Bloom Silhouettes, I tinted the paste with orange acrylic paint. Along the bottom I had added a washi tape border and sprayed Dylusions Red.



One of the fun things about Dylusions sprays is even dry when you add a wet ingredient like the paste, some of the color leeches up into it. So it made some nice orange and red flowers.

At this point I was not happy with the canvas; it was too big. So I tore it in half. I will use the other half some other day :) 

Now that it felt more manageable, I played with some more sprays and came to the sunset colors which felt better.



I added some more white modeling paste through the Flutterby, Hello & Company and Bloom Silhouette stencils.



I trimmed the bottom edge with some natural twine and made a braided hanger for the top. I added a bit of silly doodling along the edges.



Thanks so much for following along today!

~kim

7 comments:

  1. Love all the layering and the cohesiveness of the palette range you stayed in.

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  2. Neat to see the transitions Kim.

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  3. TFS your steps Kim. I love your final colors, stenciling and added embellishments. TFS

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  4. Wow..I loved the various layers on it and how interesting it has turned in the end !

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  5. Really fun to see all way your creation went from one stage to the next Kim. All were lovely! Happy Day to you too!!! j.

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  6. Really fun to see all way your creation went from one stage to the next Kim. All were lovely! Happy Day to you too!!! j.

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  7. pretty colors and layering is gorgeous on this canvass:)

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