Saturday, 17 August 2013

The Birds are a Twittering! And new stamp alert!

Well, on my canvas anyway!
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:

      Crafty Individuals CI-393 - 'Oriental Fans' Art Rubber Stamp, 100mm x 84mm   Crafty Individuals CI-394 - 'No Guarantee without the Stamp' Art Rubber Stamp, 137mm x 96mm    Crafty Individuals CI-395 - 'Build a Meadow' Art Rubber Stamps, 137mm x 96mm
                Crafty Individuals CI-397 - 'Call of the Sea' Art Rubber Stamps, 137mm x 96mm Crafty Individuals CI-396 - 'Santa's Legend' Art Rubber Stamps, 96mm x 137mm     Crafty Individuals CI-392 - '2 Penguins' Art Rubber Stamps, 85mm x 90mm

Thanks for looking!



Karen said...

Just love this Helen, its so vibrant my lovely xxx

Unknown said...

What a lovely canvass tweet (sweet) birds :) Dxx

Sid said...

Fab creation Helen, some great new stamps from CI. Interested to see how you might decorate the back of the canvas !

Anonymous said...

Combining the two bird collages to great one stamped collage is so clever and they blend so beautifully.
My stamps arrived today - aren't we so lucky!

Daniele said...

such a great canvas Helen, lots of lovely painted layers

Dawn said...

Awe Helen this is beautiful. Inky, painty, layered gorgeousness, superb work sweetie.
Hugs x

Jean Hardy said...

Great canvas Helen - so colourful and eye catching. Jean x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous Canvas love the vibrant colours great effects with the collage, loving the new stamps....which I need in my stash!!


Sophie said...

Das ist brilliant!

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx