Mixed media face canvas – By Karen Clare
MATERIALS/ITEMS LIST –
Samantha K MDF Heart
Stampendous rubber stamp set – The Look
Various acrylic and chalky paints
Various colours of gilding waxes
For this mixed media canvas I firstly arranged the elements I wanted to use and took a photograph for reference so I knew how I’d arranged my layout.
The face stamp is part of a rubber stamp set from Stampendous which is a favourite of mine called ‘The Look’.
It comes with a mask but as I wanted to use paint and knew it would be quite messy I made my own mask by stamping and cutting out of copy paper.
I then stamped the face image onto mixed media card before colouring using a selection of acrylic and chalky paints, masking off the face area while concentrating on the hair.
Once happy with the this I adhered to the canvas.
Next I arranged and adhered a selection of the SamanthaK MDF cogs, flowers, bubbles and clusters around the hair .
Once dry I applied black gesso over everything except the face and hair.
Then I started to apply gilding waxes in gold, bronze and patina colours, I applied over the canvas and on the cogs to create depth.
The piece was finished with an MDF heart which I textured with paint and overheated to make it bubble then added gilding wax.
Happy crafting Karen x
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