Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hearts of Gold Canvas with the April 2017 "Wildflower" Kit from Swirlydoos

I decided to have a bit of fun with the April Mediums Add-On from Swirlydoos.
I dug into my stash and pulled out a 6" x 12" canvas, a couple of heart stencils and a jar of heavy gesso.
The heart from the Main Kit was covered with the same Memory Box stencil that I used on the sides. I wanted something bigger and bolder on the front and my Heidi Swapp stencil was perfect.
Once the gesso was completely dry, I went over the entire canvas with Prima Sparks paint; I deliberately did not stir the paint so that I could get a variegated look.

 Next, I used the Adirondack dabber to color all of the hearts - the wood heart and the stenciled images. (I simply dabbed a bit on my craft mat and applied the paint with a brush on the canvas.)
The sides were given a very light swipe of Finnabair Metallique Wax to tone them down.
After adhering the wood heart with matte gel and tying twine from the Project Kit around the canvas, I started misting with the Art Anthology spray, then water to create dripping streaks here and there, using my heat tool between applications. 

I added a few blooms from the Flower Add-On, then some of the glass beads, which I colored with more of the Art Anthology mist.
Time for some splats - first with the mist, then with watered down gesso.

To finish my canvas, I selected a few Quote Chips that I colored with one of the fabulous Finnabair Metallique Waxes.


*Swirlydoos April 2017 Wildflower Kit*
Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Quote Chips
Darice - Wood Shape - Primitive Heart - 2.5" x 6"

*Swirlydoos April 2017 Flower Add-On*
49 & Market - Vintage Shades Collection - Handmade Flowers - Cerise
49 & Market - Vintage Shades Collection - Handmade Flowers - Cerise Bouquet

*Swirlydoos April 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Glass Beads - Crystal
Swirlydoos - Brass Key - 3"

*Swirlydoos April 2017 Mediums Add-On*
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Sparks Acrylic Paint - Butterfly Spells
Ranger Ink - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Gold Metallic
Art Anthology - Colorations Spray - Plush
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Aged Brass
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Bronze Age

Other Supplies
Blick Premier 6" x 12" Canvas
American Crafts - Heidi Swapp - Heart Cluster Stencil - 12 x 12
Memory Box - Designer Stencil - Heart Confetti
Liquitex - Super Heavy Gesso
Prima - Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel

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