This started out as a 5x7 canvas sprayed with lovely, bright Dylusions inks. I then looked at it and thought "what shall I do now?!"
Well, I knocked it back a bit with some gesso as I'd blobbed some ink where I didn't want it, and then got out the PaperArtsy Fresco paints and some stencils and started building up layers.
The birdie collage is built up using CI-387 with the clock and bird from CI-389 tucked behind and a birdcage from CI-329:
The collage is built up on tissue paper and then painted in colour on the back. I didn't block it out with white this time so when I glued it to the canvas with PaperArtsy Satin Glaze, it seemed to reactivate the spray inks and bring the colour up again.
Then I added more stencilling in Claret Fresco paint to see what it would look like:
and then in Mermaid Fresco paint to add a matte, lighter colour:
Finally I painted in some highlights to make the collage stand out:
I didn't add any embellies as I thought there was enough going on already!
Now I'm thinking about decorating the back:
Perhaps I'll use some of the new stamps that Crafty Individuals have just released. Just look at these:
Thanks for looking!