Hello my friends,
I am taking a break after trying to do my taxes with Quickbooks online, that way I won't loose it in a fire, hahaha. One year ago was our fire and looking back I think we did pretty well. I always think a tragedy big or small changes people and it is our choice to make it a positive change.
For a while now I have been yearning to make home decor pieces instead of purchasing them, because I had all this Prima stuff that was calling my name I made this canvas.
This is a 12x12 artists canvas from Micheals and after gesso I used Finnabairs honeycomb stencil and 3D Gloss Gel by Finnabair to make the background texture. After it dried I painted on Dusty Attics paints in Mountain Meadow and Chocolate. Then I mixed Soft Gloss Gel with Mica powders and Artisian Powder from Prima, copper, deep water, pale silver, and LaChapeleier, (which is on pre-order) and to top it all off I swirled Dusty Attics Crackle medium all over the top of the canvas. Quickly I dropped Prima Copper Microbeads and Turquoise Glass Beads onto the wet background and let it all dry.
I chose 3 Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces, a thin wood board with a floral pattern in it from a friend and gessoed them all. Then I lightly coated them with the Prima Mica powders until I was happy and then lightly brushed on Golden Cadium Red Medium Hue mixed with Copper Mica powder to created a rustic red color.
The heart is a clear acrylic piece with gold writing that someone had given me so I cut around it and super glue gelled it on and then put the pale silver Mica powder around it.
The chipboard arrow is glued to a rustic metal piece that I have had a while. Also are some new metal products I purchased from Prima Finnabair Mechanicals that are all around the canvas. They had a store at Prima so I was able to get most of the new CHA 2016 things I wanted there. Once in a lifetime indulgence. lol
Here it is sitting on my metal easel in my kitchen. My hubby just installed this metallic coppery backsplash and so of course I had to make something to compliment it.
Thank you for stopping in and I hope all those links help you find products. I am not affiliated with any store but these are the ones that carried all the products I used for my canvas.