Friday, March 11, 2016

CREATE ART CANVAS tutorial by Carol

Hi everyone, Carol here today to share a tutorial with you all.

I started with a 5 x 7 canvas and coated it with gesso.

Using stamps from the Mixed Media Elements stamp set I added some background detail with Archival ink.

Using gilding wax and I stencilled the Confetti Circles stencil....this was an experiment to see if it would work as a resist.

It was looking good until I buffed it up...and this happened:

I was obviously a bit heavy handed with the wax...undaunted I kept going...well in for a penny in for a pound!! (It wouldn't be a tutorial if I didn't learn something!). Using Distress inks I sponged various colours to the background...this worked well and the wax did act as a resist but I still got good coverage.

I added the finishing touches with the Happy Flowers stencil, using sparkle medium and a sentiment using the Bold Sentiments: Create stamp set, stamped onto tissue paper.

I was quite pleased with how this eventually turned out and I hope I've inspired you to get your stencils out to play. See you again next month.

Products used:
ARTplorations: Confetti Circles and Happy Flowers stencils
STAMPlorations: Mixed Media Elements and Bold Sentiments: Create stamp sets

Others: Gesso, Archival Ink, Sparkle Medium and Distress Inks


  1. Gorgeous result, carol. I must make time, been a long time since I did one. X

  2. Love this, great piece of art, Carol. Must find time to make one xx

  3. This is fabulous Carol, thank you for the detailed step by step tutorial.

  4. Great step by step, thank you. I love playing with different mediums to see what they can do and as you say it's the way to learn and have fun along the way. Thank you for the inspiration on this gorgeous project.

  5. cool work carol and a great step by step. Hugs rachel x

  6. Fantastic canvas Carol. Thanks for the step-by-step! xx


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