Today I’m sharing an 8x8 Canvas I have done using some of the lovely Dylusions Sprays and Art Alchemy paints and waxes.
I knew I wanted to use a photo I had taken on my last visit with my best friend and beyond adorable niece (not at all biased right?) I chose to do the photo in black and white as I wanted to use warm tones for the canvas, and the colors in the photo would have clashed.
I started out with an 8x8 Canvas I got from Michaels. I went with one with the deep sides so I would have more room to play, and I love the depth it helps give to my art.
I then began using random items from my stash.
I built the piece up until I was happy with it.
Not gonna lie, it was quite hard to cover this up!! I may have to recreate it and leave it be next time.
Then I covered the piece in about three layers of white gesso.
Once the gesso was dry I began to spray it with Dylusions Spray inks in Cherry Pie, Rose Quartz, and Pure Sunshine, until I was happy with the colors and how it blended. I used my heat tool to dry the inks. When it was completely dry I used Art Alchemy Wax in Old Silver to highlight the leaves and the metal frame. I then used Metallique paint in White Pearl for the gemstones, and Sparks paint in Unicorn Hair to highlight the flowers and some of the beads.
Using some Matte Gel Medium I took a small paintbrush and randomly dabbed some onto the canvas and then used some of the gold Finnabair micro beads.
All finished!! I am absolutely in love with how this turned out, and can not wait to use more of my Dylusions sprays on my mixed Media pieces.
Thanks for stopping by!