Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dad and Me

Hi my friends, It's been awhile hasn't it. 

 Here's a look at a canvas that I made as a gift for my sweet Dad's Birthday. 
I was playing around with colors and textures for a background on this
 12" x 12"canvas. I try to use products that I have on hand to create with. Gesso, paints, Distress sprays stains, chalk paint, crackle medium, and some of my favorite masks I begin layering. 

First with paints I covered the canvas in random spots. These colors will peek through the crackle. I found that using flat paints often times crackle better. 
 Next I added the crackle medium and let it dry to the tacky stage before adding the chalk paint on top. Love the way chalk paint crackles!!
 To tone it down just a bit more after the crackle layers and chalk paint dries, I add a soft layer of Gesso. It also adds a little more texture. 
Now to add more color, Distress Spray Stain in Tea dye and Peacock Feathers. 
 I grabbed a couple masks and Gesso I add that yummy texture. Also a few pieces of tissue tape were added. Black circles place on using the cap from the distress stain dipped in the black paint adds a touch of contrast. Only need to add pictures, a title and of course flowers. Project just don't look finished to me unless I add flowers. 

 Finished the canvas and now ready to give to my Dad for his Birthday.
Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs and happy crafting,
Laurie Moore

I'm entering this canvas in the challenge on the blog..... 
Come take a peek! Thanks Laurie


Karla Yungwirth said...

This is amazing! I love how you show it coming together and the beautiful way the brown and blue blend. What a lovely gift for your dad!! Thanks so much for joining in this month's Canvas Corp Brand challenge! We look forward to seeing you again! Hugs, DT Karla

Evelyn Walter said...

Your canvas is beautiful, Laurie! Perfect for precious memories, your Dad will love the photos you collected! Amazing background you made!
Thank you for joining in with our Challenge at Canvas Corp Brands! Hope you will play with us again!
DT Evelyn xx

Heather Thompson said...

this is beautiful, such great memories. love all the detail, thank you for playing at CCB!

Viktoriya Porechnaya said...

Great details and your vintage style fot this canvas! You need to add our monthly banner in your post.Thanks for joining us from Canvas Corp Brands !

Alicja said...

Wow! Nice project! thanks for joining the CCB challenge.

Chris said...

Beautiful project!

Jean said...

Love the fun textures and colors. Thanks for joining CCB!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love all the dimension and pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us over at Canvas Corp Brand and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Linda xx

Cherished said...

Thanks for joining us at Canvas Corp Brands Monthly Challenge. Lovely creation.

Matreshik said...

So wonderful Canvas! Thanks for joining us from Canvas Corp Brands !