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- Arteza watercolors
- White gesso
- Clear gesso
- Matte Gel/Gel Medium
- Ranger archival ink
- Ranger Distress Oxide
- White Prima Marketing flowers
- Ranger heat tool:
- Ranger Ink
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I added texture to a blank 12 X 12 canvas using a Snipart stencil (from my monthly Craft Box subscription) and white gesso (I used Craft Box gesso, but any brand will work).
Using the papers I received from my Craft Box Design team mailing (after some trial and error) I fussy cut some pieces and added them to the canvas with gel medium.
I added clear gesso to the top of the papers so they would be prepared to accept the watercolor paints and sprays.
The hardest (but fun) part for me is going through my stash and picking the embellishments.
Using the gloss pad I picked some metal dies and created some die embellishments, I picked some fairies, flowers and butterflies. I also picked out some white Prima Marketing flowers and metal charms from Craft Box that I will add later (using gel medium).
Time to add some color.
I am using Arteza watercolor and just painting the edges and spraying it with water so it runs down the canvas. I kept repeating until I received the desired effect.
Using Interference spray (blue) to add a splash of shine in a few places.
Using Craft Box Shimmer spray on the white flowers to add color.
Time to add the embellishments and final touches. I played around and added items (lots of trial and error), moved things around until I was happy then attached them with Gel Medium. I also added shadows and highlights to the papers using white gel pen and graphite pencil.
And here is the complete 12 x 12 Canvas – Come Home Collection/Craft Box Design team Project #1! Please let me know what you think.