Mixed media face canvas – By Karen Clare

Mixed media face canvas – By Karen Clare

MATERIALS/ITEMS LIST – 

Samantha K cogs

Samantha K Cartoon flowers

Samantha K MDF bubbles

Samantha K Circle flourish

Samantha K Cluster D

Samantha K MDF Heart

canvas board

Stampendous rubber stamp set – The Look

Various acrylic and chalky paints

Black gesso

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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