Monday, 6 April 2015

Don't forget to fly

I have had fun over the last two days making this canvas for a new mixed media challenge blog Stamps and Stencils run by the ever talented Sue and her DT. This is their first challenge - "Anything Goes" - just have to use stamps and or stencils.

No problem there then...I have one or two of each to choose from..
Here's the finished canvas...

 I started by painting the canvas with Wisteria Fresco, then stencilled Lavender through Finn's Ripped Fishnet stencil
 added grunge paste through the same stencil, and added circles (from the Memory Box Rings and Puddles stencil) in Purple Rain and some circles in Blueberry from the Crafters Workshop Coffee Splotch stencil..
 wanted more texture, so took my Glass Bead Gel (mine is by Windsor and Newton Galeria range) and the Coffee Splotch stencil... let it dry overnight (so impatient!)
 till it went completely clear.  I was tempted to leave it there and just have the canvas in it's abstract state, but decided it needed some stamping
So stamped 'Don't Forget to Fly' by Finn, on tissue, and painted it in watered down Frescos, mainly Purple Rain but a little Bougainvillea for a bit extra colour, and Brown Shed for the hair. Sealed it under and over with matte medium.  The sentiment is also by Finn.

You have till 6 May to enter - plenty of time!!


sam21ski said...

oooh fabulous xx

craftytrog said...


Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh that's lovely. Great colours and love the texture. That stamp is gorgeous. Trying to justify buying it lol x

Artyjen said...

Great canvas ;)
xoxo Sioux

Anonymous said...

Beautiful canvas Helen ! I love the colours and the layered stencilling is fabulous. Glad that you could join us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

Sarah Anderson said...

great canvas!

Hettie said...

This is lovely Helen. Loving the colours.
Way to go Girlie.
Hugs xx

massofhair said...

Fantastic colours, loving the seed bead gel, great canvas Helen :-)

Unknown said...

Love the colours and the textured background, I think I need Fins stamp:)) Thanks for joining us at Stamps And Stencils.

Sharon x

Kirsten said...

That looks great, Wisteria is such a lovely colour.

craftimamma said...

This is smashing Helen. Love the colours and all that yummy texture. I really ought to enter this challenge as it closes on a special day for me ;-)! Aargh, someone stretch the days for me please, lol!

Lesley Xx