I love working with canvas and boards. I found this neat canvas that looks like a cut off piece of 2 x 4 and thought it would be a great sign or wall hanging.
You can use any size you like this is 4 inch by 12 inch stretched canvas. I like to pick up odd sized canvases when they are on sale. Also check clearance aisles in any store that has pictures. I have found really great scratch and dent paintings and wall decor items that I re-purpose. This Nest collage is on a picture that was scratched from Joann’s . I just painted over the scratched area and added my collage. I liked the background image peaking through.
Ok on to the fun!
I like the texture that masking tape adds to things. I added strips of masking tape to the canvas. Let them overlap and bunch up a bit. I wanted it to look rough.
This is the canvas covered in masking tape.
Now I add some modeling paste. I do like using this from a tube. It’s great to squirt on a little here and there. I used a palette knife to smooth it out and make some peaks and valleys. If you want to stamp in this you can, just let it dry a bit.
Next step color!
I sprayed Adirondack Color wash on the canvas. I wanted to keep the color on one end. The modeling paste soaks up the color in such a neat way. I use a spray box to control the mess. It really is a great investment.
Then I just splopped some acrylic paint right on the canvas. I find it always takes more paint to cover than I think it will. If I apply it directly I can be heavier in some areas and lighter in others. You can always add more, but it’s hard to remove it.
After I let the paint and color wash dry I used a heat gun to set the color wash. Then I used a birch tree stencil to add some layers to the painted side. I sprayed Adirondack color wash in Butterscotch.Once again I heat dried the color wash.
Here is the base of the canvas ready to embellish!
Products I’ve used so far:
4 x 12 Canvas
Ranger Adirondack color wash
Crafter’s Workshop 6 x 6 Aspen tree stencil
Check back tomorrow to see the finished wall hanging!