Thursday, 8 September 2016

A Sheena Douglass Inspiration Post

Morning everyone.

As you may remember, Sheena's DT, The Inkoids, have started to take it in turns to do an Inspiration post twice a week using some of her old stamps and it's come round to my turn again.

This time I decided to revisit some stamps we played with this time last year and I made this little canvas which was mounted on an Ikea frame painted with Pebeo black gesso.


People often ask how you stamp on canvas and I've found you can't successfully. The best way is the stamp on one layer of a tissue and then stick it onto the canvas with some matt medium and then colour the image.

Personally I prefer to colour the canvas first. I give the canvas a good coat of gesso leaving it a bit textured and then with this canvas I painted it with Primary Aquatints, yellow and turquoise, letting the colours blend together. It was dried thoroughly.

I stamped lots of images on tissue using black Archival and tore them out very roughly, you don't want to cut them as the edges show, and then arranged them on the canvas until I was happy before sticking them down with matt medium.

I then painted the images with very watered down acrylic paints and was very selective what I painted. A lot of the images look better with just the background colour showing through.

I stamped some swirls around the edge and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then edged the canvas in the same way, added a sentiment and that was it.

Thank you for popping by today and Happy Crafting.

4 comments:

Alison said...

Gorgeous make Lisa, I haven't tried the tissue paper technique on canvas yet so thank you for demo-ing this. :) xxx

Jenny Shepherd said...

I love this project. The colours are gorgeous. Thanks for showing how it's done xx

Samantha Thompson said...

Wow I remember this canvas Lisa!! It's gorgeous!! And you've taught me something today!! I always wondered how you got such crisp stamped images onto canvas!! Thank you sweetie!, xxxx 😘

Kathleen said...

Hi ~Lisa a brilliant card, great background and a really lovely village scene.
Hope all is well with you.

Kath x