Monday, February 15, 2016

"Lucy on the Moon" Shaker Reverse Canvas

Have you ever found yourself inspired by the tiniest thing and just cannot rest until you express it?!?  Yep, same here. 
I loved the concept of using the backside (reverse) of the canvas--so much room for activities. Okay, let's get serious...

Supply list:
Fairie Song Art Stamps Lucy on the Moon Rubber Stamp   
Vintage Papers with text  
Blue Pigment Ink  
Embossing Powder  
Sprays and Inks  
Texture Mediums  
Oil Pastels  
Metallic Rub-ons    
Palette Knife  
Aleene's Tacky Glue  
Assorted Embellishments  
Cardstock and watercolor paper
Scrap acetate
8"x8" canvas
(The list could be unlimited, browse away and use your imagination)   

The canvas came primed with white gesso. 

Vintage Papers with text strips were cut for the inside of the canvas.

Strips of paper inside the edges with Texture Mediums and more medium on the canvas--create peaks. Black gesso was added. Let dry.

A few stencils and assorted mediums to build up texture.

Remember all of those colored sprays you have? I had so many more than I thought. 
I stayed in the blue family and added black and white.

Another view:

Don't worry about overdoing it. The more the merrier. More colors, more layers, more contrast, and more interest. Trust me!

Now that the sprays have dried; let's go back in with Gesso Glitter, silver Gelatos, blue and white Oil Pastels, and don't forget the Stickles.

I had these cute painted chipboard stars, covered in Stickles, that were added inside the canvas. I supported it with crumpled paper while it dried.

While the canvas dries again; I tackled  Fairie Song Art Stamps Lucy on the Moon Rubber Stamp.  Embossed on watercolor paper.

And fussy-cut the inside.

I had the brilliant idea to fussy-cut the wings too and place the Frozen Opals behind them.  Bad idea. The lines were too delicate and I tore them off.  So Frozen Opals to the rescue.

I sprayed thin, white cardstock with the lighter, iridescent spray and tapped some spots of the darker spray next.

To create the shaker portion of Lucy, I used the diecut circles for the clear acetate, the dyed thin cardstock, and the circle rim to raise the surface. 
(FYI, I would never cut out book board for the rim next time. I would continue to cut and stack layers of heavy, light-colored cardstock instead.  Too much stress on my Bigshot.) 

I also had to paint it white.

We are going all-out with mediums today. Chrome spray paint (leftover from Halloween) on backyard twigs were adhered to the frame edge. Pillowy star trim was glued inside the edge.

The inside of the shaker looks like this:

Wanting a sheer look, I used Radiant Pearls to paint the image. Glitter gave her some clothing.

Here is shaker with Lucy all assembled from many angles:

Here is the canvas completed





I had so much fun with this process that I am determined to repeat it soon. Your canvas can be as individual as you are.
I'd like to thank our February partner   Fairie Song Art Stamps for this magical fairie stamp set.

Please comment below and check out the rest of the blog for inspiring designs from our awesome Design Team.
Have a great President's Day!
Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger