Today is the day we get to reveal our new Design Team Member
Lisa Gregory. We are looking forward to the
creativity she will bring to our team!
Help us in welcoming Lisa!!
I am so very excited to have been asked to join the fabulous Splash Of Color Design Team!!! I find myself reaching for all of their fabulous products time after time. It was only natural that I accepted the invitation with honor! So for my first official DT project, I bring to you a layout on canvas, and a short tutorial on how I created the background.
Here is one of the clusters of flowers that were touched up with the Silks.
TUTORIAL TO CREATE THE FAUX EMBOSSED CANVAS
To prepare your canvas, give it a good coat of gesso.
After it has dried, I die cut some leaves and embossed them with the matching embossing folder. I adhered them to the outer edges of the canvas with some craft glue.
Once they were adhered, I coated the whole canvas with a couple of coats of gesso, making sure the edges of the die cut leaves were sealed.
I covered the entire canvas using
Viva Colour Inka Gold Metallic Rub Base Coat - Gold Base Coat
On top of that I added the Viva Colour ~ Inka Gold in green. To add a little more drama, I rubbed on some Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pretty Peridot and Mallard using a small foam applicator and rubbing it into the edges of the raised leaves.
I used a little more of the Gold rub over the entire canvas to soften the spots there was to much green. It evens out the whole look of the color. I used a soft cloth to apply the rub.
Once the canvas was coated, the magic begins. I used different colors of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze to give the canvas a bit of color. Because the glaze is transprent, you don't need a lot to add the bit of color. I used a small sponge applicator to rub in the various colors into the canvas. The colors I used in this canvas piece were French Lilac, Plumeria, Celadon, and Snapdragon. There are so many color od Silks to choose from.
Thank you for joining me for my first official post as a Splash Of Color Designer!!! I am so excited to be working with the wonderful artists on this team and look forward to a productive, colorful new year!!!