Happy Cinco De Mayo! Kathy here today to share a 6" x 6" canvas using a Melissa Frances Flea Market Find Applique, Art Anthology mediums, a medallion stencil, and some bright colored paint pens. I drew inspiration from Mexican tiles, with their bright colors and geometric shapes.
Start by spreading molding paste through the medallion stencil, and let dry. Add Fluorite and Rhodolite Gemstones.
While the Gemstones are still wet, spray with Wild Orchid Colorations Spray. To create the subtle tone-on-tone pattern, I stamp a diamond background stamp onto the sides and edges of the canvas while everything was still wet.
Once everything is dry, use paint pens to outline and highlight the raised medallion.
Add upholstery tacks to the edges of the canvas. Make sure to measure from the center to get them evenly spaced.
Lightly sand the metal Flea Market Finds Applique and add a light coat of gesso to ensure that the mediums stay put!
Paint the Applique with Gemstones and let dry.
Add a few coats of Gold Metal Effects letting them dry between coats.
Glue the rhinestones onto the Applique and the canvas.
Glue the Applique to the center of the canvas.
I want to make more of these!
I hope you enjoyed my festive canvas tutorial. Now go get creative!
Undeniably, Melissa Frances manufactures one of the best (may I add prettiest) non-paper embellishments. There are many embellishments in the market and pretty and sturdy ones like these made by Melissa Frances are sorely lacking. Wooden chipboards, white resins, silver metallic ones are really beautifully cut with intricate details.
In my project here, I created a couple of tags and tag jackets. Due to the hardiness of these beautiful embellishments, I used tags and card stock for added strength so that the tags and envelope will not look flimsy.
Here, I layered white resin onto metallic ornate structure. The contrast is simply gorgeous. Raw, untreated in its basic form.
Hope you'll find some time this week to carve out some creative time for yourself!
Hello, today I would like to show you something different, than you can usual see in my works. It's a big photo album in very simple and ellegant style. It's created for a girl Zuzanna, as a First Holy Communion gift.