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Friday, 14 August 2015

A bit of canvassing!!

Hi all
Well today has been very productive partly thanks to the awful weather!
Because it was raining I decided to tidy my Craft Room - and, I can actually see my desk!!  Whippeeee.
Mind you I am not sure how long that will last! Lol. 
Okay so those of you who follow me regularly will know that I love Clarity Stamps.  In fact, so much so I went off to East Sussex last week to one of their two day retreats.
What a fabulous two days I had too.  My friend Alison and I went down on the Tuesday, did the craft retreat Wed/Thurs and drove back on the Friday.  It was brilliant.
So, part of the retreat focused on canvas work and I so enjoyed that.
In fact, I enjoyed it so much I came home and decided that my next project would be a canvas.
So, here it is.

Now I have used the latest Stencil from the New Design Stencil Club and also the new Stamp from the New Design Stamp Club - usually they get added to my stash and don't get used for ages, but as soon as I saw them I knew they would be used PDQ!!

So firstly, I added Buff Titanium Acrylic paint to my canvas and then let that dry overnight.
The following night, I did a bit of brayer walking - something I would not have tried before the retreat!  I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics and also some Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Acrylics and just kept adding until I was happy with the background.

Then I fixed the stencil hinge like to my canvas and dragged some Grunge Paste through it and then left it to dry overnight.
Once that was dry I put the stencil back and used my Distress Inks to sponge some colour onto the raised stencil.  Then I stamped the sentiment into the middle of the canvas.

Added some liquid pearls to the four corners and then mounted it onto another canvas board and voila!
I am really pleased with how this turned out I think I might just have to do another one.
So I am going to enter this into the Clarity Challenge which is a bingo challenge and I have used the middle line, Stamp, Stencil and Grunge paste.
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