Monday, June 9, 2014

"Happy Summer" Canvas


Hi there,
Creating summer layouts/canvases are so much fun.  In this canvas, I wanted to show the fun my girls had on this beautiful sunny day.  I  tried to capture all of the giggles, laughs, and fun moments...It definitely was a Happy Summer Day. Enjoy the tutorial below.


Supplies
Canvas
Gelatos
Mater Mister
Baby wipe
Brayer
Gesso
Stencils
White Paint
Twine
Charms
Flowers
Leaves
Photos
Xyron 1.5 Sticker Maker
Xyron 5” Creative Station
Xyron 3/8 Adhesive Dots

 

Step 1: Apply gelatos to gesso'd canvas.  

 

Step 2: Create some fun drippage with various gelatos (Lemon, Cool Blue) and water.  Tip: Use finger to rub the gelatos on the canvas until happy with the blending results. To open up areas throughout the canvas, use a baby wipe. The baby wipe use will help lighten intense areas and can create whitewash effect. Let dry.

Step 3: Lay 12 X 12 Coffee Splotch stencil (TCW) on top of canvas, and apply white paint.  I used a brayer for this canvas since I had a large surface to cover, but a sponge would work as well. Let dry. Tip: Randomly apply paint over canvas in areas of interest.  Slip stencil into water or clean with baby wipes.

Step 4: Run photos through 5” Xyron Creative Station and adhere to canvas. Tip: Floral pics are great background additions for your focal pics. I used pics of my summer lilies as a pop of color in between the pics of my girls.  This also a great way to bring in certain environment elements to share fully share the scenic moments of the day captured.

 
 
Step 5: Run twine through 1.5” Sticker maker and adhere to canvas above photos.  Use photo as a guide creating a fun whimsical design. Use Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive in areas where your twine points meet and top of loops.

Step 6: Apply white paint to flowers and leaves and adhere to the canvas with Xyron 3/8 adhesive dots. Adhere charms to canvas.

Step 7: Create bows with twine and adhere to canvas. Continue embellishing as desired.

Happy Summer Canvas by Karen Jiles Stencil Supplies Stencil: (TCW458) Coffee Splotch; Flowers, Leaves: Prima; Twine: Advantus; Gelatos: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Photos: Epson; Other: Gesso

Thanks so much for visiting today.

Karen

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