Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hush Little Baby Canvas

Hi Lindy's Stamp Gang Lovers!! I absolutely love the colors in the Color Challenge this month, so I had to work with them again!! This time, I chose  3 of the colors. I omitted the Poinciana Red Flame and the Ramblin' Rose, 2 beautiful colors that I used for my last  Color Challenge Reveal this month using the August 2015 Color Challenge Spray Set. They compliment each other so well. That is the joy of  the Lindy's Color Challenge inspiration board, as the colors are coordinated for you.
Another huge inspiration was taking Anna Dabrowska's (Finnibair) OverEmotional class last Friday. I use bits of leftover lace and canvas from my workshop, on this canvas. Instead of the metal embellishments we used in the workshop, I used Dusty Attic Chipboard!! Oh the love...
I created this canvas dreaming of the colors of the sea, but with a touch of violet. I adhered lace and strips of canvas to my canvas board. Once dried, I painted on gesso to coat well. Then I did some random texturing  using crackle paste and a stencil. I also painted my embellishments with gesso to coat the Dusty Attic Chipboard frame, peacock feather and flowers.

Once the flowers and chipboard were adhered to the canvas, I sprayed the canvas with water and began to spray on my colors letting them drip and run until I was satisfied with the blending.

 I did not adhere the frame totally until my canvas was completely colored. Then I slipped the photo under it when the canvas  was done and then adhered it permanently.

I simply love the blue and violet together. The splash of green ties it all together.The Dusty Attic flowers were an olive color before I primed them with gesso and sprayed them concentrating the French Lilac Violet over them.

The canvas is very textural. I plan on framing it to hang in a shadow box. I love the wispyness (is that a word??) of the peacock feather. I think it softens the whole page.

 Here is a closeup of the masking design using crackle paste. I love how the Lindys spray colors settles in the cracks.

I didn't have to do anything to the Dusty Attic peacock feather other than giving it a good coat of white gesso before adhering it to the canvas, The sprays colored it beautifully.

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Thank you for joining me here. I hope you join in the Lindys Stamp Gang Color Challenge with us this month.



  1. A beautiful canvas...the perfect setting for your beautiful little grandbaby xx

  2. Gorgeous! So precious, you'll be busy for sure grandma, holidays are coming :)


  3. What a gorgeous canvas! I love how the Lindy's color settles down into the cracks of the crackle paste.

  4. Lisa - what a most gorgeous canvas with soft and lovely colors surrounding beautiful Ms. Charlotte Rose.

  5. Beautiful and so full of texture and gorgeous colors! So excited to see that you have started on what I (as well as many) hope to be a whole of creations featuring the adorable Charlotte! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  6. This is so so beautiful! I love it!


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