Follow along and I will show you what I came up with.
I started by painting a small canvas panel with Media white gesso and let it dry. I started this canvas 6 months ago but hated the color green I used as a base, so I just started over today with a fresh coat of Gesso. I know I mentioned this before, but this new Gesso of Dina's is nice and thick, yet dries really fast. I really like the overall coverage much more that the brand I was using.
Loving how the new Mini Blending Tool is small enough to stencil over each number without crossing into the next.
Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival ink pad (my go to grey) and the new Stampers Anonymous Graph and Croc stamp set. I used the graph stamp to roll on the stamp image over parts of the canvas. NOTE: Because the canvas is flexible it is much easier to use the stamp without a block.
I just cut out the girl and saved the boy for another day. I placed her over the Tissue Wrap butterfly wings and added gel medium over the top with my fingers to seal.
Next, I alcohol inked a small Mirrored Star with Gold Mixative and added it to the girl with Multi Medium. Perfect for this type of thing since it's super strong and dries clear.
A Chitchat sticker phrase that goes right with my day today...flying across the country on another adventure.
I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add a little personality to the words, then Multi Medium to adhere them (even though they are stickers). Another MM layer over the top to seal to them to canvas.
Funny how you can barely see the Tissue Wrap now (well, except for the butterfly). I love the layering process. Trying to figure out what comes next and what to leave out. You might notice the big space of blue above the girls head. I like that area because it gives a place for the eye to rest.
Every time I work on a piece, I learn something. I think that is what is most important for me, the learning process.
now carry on,