Monday, 23 May 2011

Friendship Canvas- Part 2

You can see Part 1 of the Friendship Canvas here.
Once the papers are dry.......and Mod Podge does dry very quickly......it's time to add some colour.

I decided to use acrylic paints and Dylusions sprays [produced by the amazingly talented Dyan....I think they are only available in the UK]. I love the intense, translucent colours of the sprays.....but the acrylics are great for adding texture.I went for blues,greens,yellows and browns.Some of the paint is thickened with paste and it was added with a variety of 'tools'.......including fingers!!
                                                                  
Final painted addition was the sun......friends definately bring sunshine to my life.
And the paint takes far longer than Mod Podge to dry......though you can speed up the progress with a heat tool!!
The next bit is great fun.....choosing all the different stamps to add texture and meaning.......I went with a variety of quotes......a few hearts......some flourishes.......and some birds.
But because it is a 'friends' canvas.......I also wanted some additional people.......I couldn't decide whether to make extra 'girls' or add stamped images to the background.......but finally decided to use stamps.....and keep to just one girl.
She'll be added tomorrow.......do pop back.

14 comments:

Sian said...

I will! I will! i'm fascinated by this process.

WendyB said...

This is looking good Jacky and what a great idea to document it as you go. Looking forward to the next instalment.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jacky
what an amazing process for collage! thank you for showing this. love the colors and stamps...can't wait to see the next part!

furrypig said...

ooh so enjoying learning about how to make these fab pieces of art looking forward to tomorrows lesson xxx

Margi said...

I so love this idea!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Seeing your post this morning makes me want to not go to work so I can work on mine all day! I finished two SheArt canvases this weekend and I am officially OBSESSED! I love the process of building these canvases. Your friendship canvas looks awesome, Jacky! Looking forward to seeing more as it progresses. :o)

Elizabeth said...

Looking good!

Kathyk said...

Looking great so far Jacky and can't wait to see tomorrow's additions.

Kathyk

taylortattle said...

What a fun project Jacky; looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Thanks for inspiring me to join the 3 hearts class too; looks like its going to be fabby (shame I'm moving house this week so I can't play yet. Boo!). Sue x

Karen said...

Love it so far and can't wait until tomorrow.

debs14 said...

This is really coming together now, love the colours and textures you have created. Looking forward to seeing the finished project!

Katiejane said...

This is so creative Jacky, I want those Dylusions inks too, the colours look fab.
Katie x

alexa said...

Yep, will be back tomorrow! Watching the layers go on is so interesting ...

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the assortment of stamps you used and the bit of red/brown in the corner. Can't wait to see your girl!
Rinda