Friday, December 5, 2014
I've been playing with using photos on canvases. I did these for friends. (The girls are adorable but they are not mine to share photos of.) The photos are regular prints from Walmart that I painted over with Mod Podge.
I added lots of lace, flowers and gems.
The book paper is from a 1950's sewing book. It is filled with illustrations and just a couple with little girls.
I struggled more with the small canvas than the larger one. I had this idea of what I wanted to do but I put the photo a little too far in the corner for it to work so I used more flowers and buttons. The children's mother was very pleased with it.
Light modeling paste is one of my favorite mediums. It is like marshmallow fluff in consistency. I usually color it with ink refills or sometimes highly pigmented paint. Sometimes I leave it white as I did with the alpha stencil design. I snuck in a few Studio Calico butterflies as well on the large canvas.
These were such fun to do. I have another one on my table in process. It is a commission and I've been asked to cover the entire back base rather than leave the white areas. Just a different look.
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