I personally have a ton of stretched canvas (new ones still in the plastic). You just never know when you might need one. And who can pass up a fabulous sale on them, you know what I mean, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Aaron Brothers – they just have to tempt us!!!
So, I’m sure like many others I have a pile of unused canvas just laying around and occasionally I find some time to play. This particular one had been started once before and never finished. But, I had an inspiration that I thought would look awesome.
The first layer on this canvas was my Texture Medium troweled on thin and then I used the Tiger Roller. I rolled through the wet material creating three passes. I allowed the Texture Medium to dry and then sanded down the high points. At this point, I’m really not sure what the “inspo” was, but it was painted in a Coral color… Hmmm, not sure why and couldn’t remember that particular inspo, so I went with the new inspiration that was rolling through my head!!!
I grabbed some paint and stencils, then decided to share my idea with all my Facebook Peeps and turned on FB Live! Why not?? I think it’s always more fun painting with friends than by yourself. With the camera rolling, I shared what I had done and was starting to work on. The canvas was repainted with General Finishes Milk Paint Coastal Blue (I love this Navy color) and then I used the stunning new stencil La Provence and stenciled it with Modern Masters Metallic Paint Warm Silver and Champagne and created a layered look. Once the two repeats were completed with the La Provence stencil, it was a hard decision to either stop or add one more element… I couldn’t help myself, so I added another layer.
I had to add the Hampton Medallion stencil embossed with Glass Bead Gel mixed with Glitter. So yummy!!
This beautiful painting has it all, texture, metallic, stencils, glitter and Glass Beads!!! One beautiful piece of ART!
A canvas can be a place to create fabulous art or even a place to experiment with techniques, products, and styles.
Grab a canvas and get exploring!! Let the Artist in YOU come alive!!