Monday, 19 September 2016

Something a bit different... Acrylics on Canvas

Good morning! 
If you have strayed onto my site let me introduce myself - I'm Lauren Huntley, an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the UK, and usually I post up pictures of my cardmaking and scrapbooking crafts, but every now and then I'll post up one of my other crafts or endeavours. 

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Today I am sharing a work in progresss - this is the beginning of a birthday present for Mr Hippy. I don't believe he ever looks at this site so I should be OK! 

However, I won't completely give away what I am painting just in case... 

Obviously it's a painting! I'm working on a canvas with acrylic paints. I've mixed two dark shades of blue with a dark purple. I've also used a little water, I know many people don't believe you should thin acrylics with water, but many are made so that you can use a little. I found it worked perfectly to get the finish I wanted.

Before completely covering the canvas I wrote a message for him in pencil...

"wishing you a lifetime of love, peace and joy"

I'll either inscribe that on the back, or make him a little gift certificate to go with it.

I have fully painted the canvas now and it is drying before step 2.

I have to admit I have been following a tutorial, and there is plenty of scope for error or failure (I'm really not a painter!) but it is good to challenge myself and have a go at something new.

I'll post the finished article at the end of the month once he has seen it and it's safe to do so. Eeeek!

Wish me luck!
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator UK Lauren Huntley Crafty Hippy

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