It's been busy around here as usual! Teaching last weekend at The Creative Escape in Los Gatos, CA was a great! Sold out classes, great students, FANTASTIC classroom at the new location, and a friend who joined me to help out (none other than Richele Christensen). Richele and I always have a great time together and this was no exception. If lots of laughs means a great time, then it was a huge success!
Well, on to today's project. I really had no idea what I was going to make when I started but I am super happy with the end result so all is well in the craft room today! Follow along and I'll show you what I made.
I'm using an 8 x 10" canvas board for the project today.
I chose 4 colors of Distress Paint to work with; Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass. As you can see, I just swiped the paint onto the canvas in random stripes. You can make the stripes as large or small as you wish.
NOTE: I added a layer of Dina's White Gesso over the canvas before painting.
I used a paint brush and filled in the area between the colors, blending them to make a smooth transition from one color to the next.
Using the Mini Blending Tool, add Picket Fence Distress Paint over the Lace Stencil.
You can use the Distress Marker Spritzer to add more speckles over the canvas.
Please note that if you use Distress Marker over the slick (non-porous) surface you will need to spray the canvas with a Fixative designed to protect artwork. You can find it at most craft stores.
I added a couple Remnant Rubs to the canvas with the new Remnant Rub tool.
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