Sunday, 19 July 2015

Birds of a Feather.....

I have done a couple of collaberative pieces of work with Lesley lately, and recently had the opportunity to join together with my Design Team mate Debbie in a couple of canvas projects. We decided to make two canvases between us, one horizontal, one vertical, and swap them over once we had each created a background. 
Debbie started her canvas by sticking small pieces of Melange Tissue and flowers from a serviette to a canvas panel with Glue 'n' Seal. Next she mixed some gesso with Peacock Feathers Distress Paint to make a tint and brushed it randomly around the canvas.

I used some Melange Tissue on my canvas along with a different serviette, covering the remainder of the canvas with gesso, and adding a wash of teal and linen acrylic paints, toning in with Debbie's colour scheme. Here are the canvases before we swapped them over:
Using the cherry blossom image from the Tranquility set I stamped it several times onto tissue paper and then coloured the images with Polychromos pencils. The bird, from A Little Bird Told Me was stamped on 160gsm white cardstock and then also coloured with pencils. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the See Beauty clear stamp set onto tissue paper as before. I attached everything using matte medium.

You will need to pop over to the Design Team blog to see what Debbie did to my canvas. We had a lot of fun creating these, and I hope that we have given you a bit of inspiration along the way. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Elaine said...

This is really lovely Judith. I never think to add colour to gesso, what a great idea. I wonder if it works with other paints too? I may have to have a play in my art journal! Love what you have done for the canvas, the serviette sections just melt into the background perfectly, and the stamped and coloured elements, blend in seamlessly. A great idea to do a shared project. Elaine xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is beautiful Judith, a great idea adding colour to the gesso. Love the napkins you've used too.

Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your stamped blossom sprig echoes Debbie's flowers superbly & I love the idea of the bird singing which is brought through so beautifully with the music image. As Elaine says the various elements blend in seamlessly & it's hard to imagine that two different people (with quite differing styles) have worked on this.
Paula (PEP)

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