When I was coming up with ideas for teaching a class at Art from the Heart this is one of the texture canvases I came up with. Full of yummy Tim Holtz Idea-ology, die cuts, paints and touchy feely texture.
(At the bottom of this post there is more information about the canvas class I'll be teaching this Saturday.)
The photo in the middle of the canvas is a picture of me and my brother when we were young, fresh faced and full of dreams in our teens. That was 27 years ago, oh my! I still take the mick out of his una-brow! Ha ha.
I painted the tissue with shades of brown Distress Paint, but thinned out some areas with a baby wipe.
I tore up some 3 long shards of TH paper and Distress inked the edges in Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, and Fired Brick and stuck them to the canvas.
I used some molding paste through a stencil and added the 2 clocks and the bingo card. Once the molding paste is dry it can be coloured with Distress Markers, this works so well!
I scratched the shards of paper too, with a wire distress tool, to get the white scratch lines.
I used a black and red Adirondack dabber through a Dylusions alphabet stencil randomly all over the canvas, including the sides, then I added some green paint drips.
I mixed some Shabby Shutters Distress re-inker into some modelling paste and pushed it through a Dylusions Harlequin stencil. I also stamped a TH number background stamp using some metallic bronze Distress Stain in random places too, I like it when the light catches it and you didn't realise it was there.
I made up a cluster of TH idea-ology, die cuts, ephemera and the picture of me and my brother.
The little light bulb with the word sweet on it is from Prima, I love these.
The caption says "Trust in your Dreams"
We both used to fight over the View Master when we were kids ha ha! My brother with his Star Wars pics and me with my Disney pics!
So the View Master reel had to go in there too.
It's a very touchy feely canvas with all the texture.
I like to carry on the interest of the front of the canvas around the edges too, it makes me happy :)
I nearly forgot about the little bit of wax I brushed onto the corner, then I stamped into it, then I brushed it with mica powder too.
Hope you like my 12" x 12" canvas, I'll be hanging it on my stairs so my brother can see his brow in all it's glory, every time he comes round!
Here are the deets to the class I'm teaching at Art From The heart this Saturday the 27th April, starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.
We'll be making some texture technique tags first then making a wonderful colour and texture rich 12" x 12" canvas, which you can hang up and admire your handy work. With your tags you'll remember all the great techniques you've learned and hopefully make more texture rich canvases in the future.
I know there are still some places left so if you fancy coming along I'd love to see you there.
Have a great week.