Monday, October 27, 2014

BeYOUtiful Bloom Canvas

Hi everyone, it's Janine Koczwara here with another Bloom Girl blog post.  I absolutely adore how perfect the size of Jamie's Bloom Girl Stamps are for canvases!  It makes creating a striking piece of art so easy.

The other wonderful part about these stamps is that you don't necessarily have to sit down and do it all at once.  I stamped the Prima Bloom Stamp Sharon onto Copic Blending Card before I had to take a 4 hour plane journey and then packed a few Copics and Prisma pencils in a pencil case and took on the plane.  While I flew across the sky, I amused myself by colouring this girl.  I might add the flight attendants found it fascinating! They kept coming back to just see what progress I made. LOL!  She then sat at home with a couple of other images I have coloured, waiting for the perfect opportunity to use.

Then I created the background for her.  I have a few "go to" things I often do when creating a canvas. First I added a few touches of colour with Faber Castell Gelatos.  I love the way you just messily colour a couple of areas before you use a brush to blend it in. It blends so beautifully and gives an awesome base to work from once dry. (See that pink craft mat in the background, every time I use it I think of the gorgeous lady called Gina who gave it to me after attending a couple of my classes in the US)

I then went on to add some napkins, tissue paper and some text paper with Matte Medium, for a little bit of texture and dimension in the background.  Folowed by some acrylic paint here and there and some white circles applied with my finger.  Then more of these 3 gelato colours onto the circles I had put on there, smushing in with my finger and adding dimension through Faber Castell Big Brush Markers on the underside to intensify the colour.

Finally I added a stencil with Modelling Paste and again used Matte Medium to adhere my Bloom Girl to the canvas.  I made sure some of the Matte Medium went outside her hairline and then sprinkled glitter over it, for a sparkly halo effect.

I finished off the canvas with a die cut title and a smattering of Prima Flowers in teal, yellow and orange, to compliment the tones in the coloured Bloom girl image.  Making canvases from these Bloom Girl Stamps is just so much fun I really do recommend you try one, as they will make an awesome gift this Christmas.

6 x 12 inch Canvas
Prima Bloom Stamp Sharon
Prima Soft Matte Gel Medium
Prima Modelling Paste
Prima Heavy Gesso
Prima Gold Glitter
Prima Background Stamps
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Copics, YR0000, YR000, YR00, E000, R20, BV000
Prisma Coloured Pencils
White Sharpie Paint Pen
Black Sharpie
Paper Napkin
Prima Flowers
Faber Castell Gelatos
Faber Castell Big Brush Markers
Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint
Luminarte Silk Solar Gold
Lumninarte Polished Pigemnts Gold Dust
Kaisercraft Die - BeYoutiful
Ranger Archival Ink
Dr Ph Martin India Inks
Artist Cellar Stencil

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