Hello my friends, today sadly is my final design team post for Visible Image. I have decided to free up more time to return to my love of painting. I hope to share this with you in due course. My time on this amazing team has been very special to me. I have felt very privileged to be a brand ambassador for so long. I have really enjoyed using these products over the years and cherished the friendship of my talented DT colleagues.-They really have been good times!
So for my last DT project I have had so much pleasure making this collage on canvas. I decided as a tribute to the company’s awesome stamps and stencils that I would ‘go to town’ using a load of some of my favourite things. I have mainly used left over scraps from previous VI gelli print projects.
Here are some of the products used:
I began by priming a canvas using white gesso. I divided it into two sections and created texture for the background by using a combination of layers of acrylic paint, stencilling and then softening the stencilling with white gesso and brayering. I used the ink spat stamps and the gesso to create additional texture.As a final touch to the background I did some stamping using transparent gold acrylic paint.
I gathered my gelli prints and scraps and created a vase from collaged shapes.
I did the same using the stamps and began to create the flowers and leaves.
I cut out the flowers and set to one side. I measured where the vase was to go on the canvas and roughly stamped the stems.
I organised where the flowers and leaves where to be placed and collaged them using Matt medium.
Once it was all dry I used my stabilo All charcoal pencil to shade around everything. This is water soluble. I then used my soft pastels to add shading and shadows. I also added white gel pen highlights and stamped the sentiment.
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And the shop web site is here; where you will find gorgeous stamps and stencils.
I would like to express my thanks to Mark and Helen Alexander for allowing the opportunity of working with their fabulous and unique products. I will miss you heaps. I wish you every success.