Today I am combining the latest ScrapAfrica challenge, with the colour palette challenge that ScrapFriends is hosting.
For the ScrapAfrica challenge, we are to use texture paint or modelling paste with a mask, a stencil or free hand; as well as any other wet medium like paint, mists, etc.
And the colour palette is this:
I knew off the bat when I saw the ScrapAfrica challenge that I wanted to do a canvas. It has been SUCH a long time that I have worked on a canvas, and well ... I really do enjoy it! I love how I can use any amount of paint / mist / medium without any buckling of paper occurring!
So, I let loose and did this:
I used a Prima stencil on the background with white gesso to start and I also applied the gesso free hand in some places. When that was dry, I painted the entire canvas with yellow gesso. When that was dry, I misted with Mister Huey and with Dazzles to create the green; I worked mostly with these colours in the top right corner. Then I inked a little with green to get a smoother effect and then also with chocolate brown all around the edges to give the canvas a 'frame'.
In the centre, I used a chicken wire mask and after using my inks to create the brown and green effect, I misted over it lightly with my Avocado Dazzles for a little sparkle.
There is ALOT of texture on this piece and I just love it!!!
I took this to try and show the textured effect created with using the gesso and the stencil together. What I loved about using my chalks on this piece was that the chalks actually managed to highlight over the more textured areas.
This image shows a closer shot of the chicken wire stencilling. I also hand painted the chipboard piece and the whiter areas are where I embossed.
Thanks for taking a look at my work!