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Friday, October 9, 2015

LINEN CANVAS tutorial by Lee-Anne

Hello, everyone, it's Lee-Anne back with another mixed media design for you today.  This is a very simple and easy piece of art for your home.



It starts out with a linen canvas that I found at a big box craft store (yes it is the same color...pardon my lighting issues!)


I covered it generously with clear gesso and let it dry.


Next, I placed the ARTplorations Happy Flowers stencil over the canvas and added white crackle paste. It was allowed to dry overnight as that gives the best crackle appearance.


Now the fun begins!  I placed my (well-loved) stencil back over the image and added color in three layers.  First I dabbed on some Walnut Stain Distress Paint and wiped it lightly with a baby wipe. Then I added some Antique Bronze Distress Paint in the same manner. And the final step was to add more depth with a PITT artist big brush pen in black.  I left the stencil in place for each of these steps.



Then I used a PITT artist big brush pen in gray and outlined the entire flower for a shadow effect. The final step was to use a white PITT artist big brush pen to add some highlights.



And with better lighting...the finished canvas:


It would be so easy to make a pair of these simply by flipping your stencil on the second canvas! Hope I've inspired you to try something different today!

4 comments:

  1. Totally ADORE this Lee-Anne. Soooo ELEGANT and INTRIGUING. Sure do want to touch it too!!! Thanks bunches for the tutorial. Love the simplicity of it but with such depth and texture.... AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL. j.

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  2. Totally ADORE this Lee-Anne. Soooo ELEGANT and INTRIGUING. Sure do want to touch it too!!! Thanks bunches for the tutorial. Love the simplicity of it but with such depth and texture.... AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL. j.

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  3. Stunning piece and a fab tutorial too! xxx

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  4. Stunning! Must keep a look out for these canvases because I am thinking they would make beautiful Christmas presents. That stencil is my next must have and TFS Karen x

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