Wednesday, 30 January 2013

EfemeraInk

.. met on Monday, we decorated canvases, instead of paper, stamps and Mod Podge we used fabrics..this is a brief description of how we did it.... first cover the canvas with a layer of thin lace or tulle, use PVA glue, then add patches of thick lace, glue down..cover everything with gesso..

add extra depth and texture with chipboard shapes.. glue down and gesso.. I used the same brush all the time, next time I think I will make up a mixture of equal parts gesso and glue.

The aim was to get everyhing 'melded' together and create a textured surface.Colour was added with spray inks.. sprayed on and wiped off and extra bits added with a paintbrush. Extra embellishments added when everything was dry. Add the focal point.. I used a Tim Holtz doll... with a crown of course.

I love this bling stuff.. you can get it here..

This one is a work in progress... I wanted a little more colour this time..the flowers were gessoed and inked, layered and stamens stuck in the middle.


14 comments:

Netty said...

Loving both your beautiful canvases Effie, x

cardesque said...

they look lush! Very shabby chic.

Sue said...

Beautiful Effie.

inkypinkycraft said...

beautiful, love the textures and layers! trace x

Sue said...

I really like the more white one...I'm not one for bling but I really quite like those blingy strips. Mind if I nick the all white idea and have a play with it?

Deborah said...

LOVE the white one (the other is pretty too but the white really appeals to me). Her crown is fantastic, as is the faux diamante.

Tinkertaylor said...

Even more fabulous IRL I've even managed to finish mine. Love the colourful one too.

Barbara said...

Love it, need to go into my hut and have a play.

Andrea said...

oh my goodness it is divine! I love it x

susibee said...

Gorgeous, especially all in white.

Karen said...

Oh these are really beautiful! x

Angelnorth said...

Looks like you had great fun! The subtle colours of the first one make you look harder at the textures - fab effect!

Emy said...

Love the colours on the second canvas. Looking forward to seeing the finished project xx

Sid said...

Thes are so beautiful Effie !!