I finished this canvas this week . Once again I have used texture paste threw a stencil then when dry painted with black gesso . to add colour mix gel medium and mica powder and dry brush it all over canvas .
The heart is in a shadow box that is from TwiddleyBitz and I cut a whole in canvas and stuck it in . I covered the ornate frame with texture paste ,when dry painted it in black gesso and coloured it by mixing gel medium and mica powders and dry brushing it over . Once it was dry I added seed beads on top . I also added micro beads on top of the woodgrain on the back ground to give it a more bark like effect .
This little fairy was a delight to make , to me she is the guardian of the trees heart . Her wings are cut from a Tim Holtz, butterfly die and embossing folder . Then I painted them with black gesso . once dry I dry brushed on gel medium . I added the little metal doll last of all . I love these little dolls . they are so cute . They are designed to be on necklaces.
You can see in this project just how different you can make your colours appear. You don't have to just use mica powders, there are lots of other products out there that you can use to create the same look , just give them ago . The best part is if you try it and don't like it you can always give it another coat of gesso and start again . I hope you are a little bit inspired to try out some new products and ideas. Remember to stay safe and stay scrapping until next time .