To begin with I started by selecting a picture that I thought would go nicely with the frame chipboard that I had (I actually had 2 that I couldn’t decide between as you will see in the following pictures). Then I searched through my Memory Maze chippies stash to find others that might work with these. After a few minutes of playing around with the layout I had one that I was quite happy with.
|Option 1 photo.|
|Option 2 photo.|
|Products used to prepare the canvas base.|
|The texture on the canvas.|
|Products used to cover canvas texture in a coat of gesso.|
Then came the fun (but messy if you are anything like me) part, colouring time. I spritzed the canvas with a little water and then added drops of inks in random places over it, followed by more water and inks, a little heat and then more of the same until I had something that I was reasonably happy with.
I then decided to add a little more ink to the background, but this time I added it to a baby wipe first and then sponged this over the canvas randomly. It gave the ink colours a completely different look, and gave the base colours that bit extra it needed. Once this was all dried a coat of matt medium was brushed over the top to help seal it all.
Then it was time to move on to the other elements for the canvas. There was the main frame chippie, the Family sentiment, the butterfly halves, and the other word sentiments and small ornate frames that all needed preparation before being able to stick to the canvas backing. The word sentiments, ornate frames, butterfly halves and large frame were all given a coat of gesso and then covered in acrylic paint.
|The Memory Maze chipboard elements after covering with gesso and acrylic paint.|
|The Memory Maze frame chipboard after a coat of gesso and acrylic paint.|
|Inks used to create extra colour on butterfly sections.|
|Close-up of the coloured crackle effect.|
|Acrylic ink used to add additional colour to butterfly sections.|
|Close-up of the butterfly sections.|
|The coloured crackle effect with the black acrylic paint background.|
|Close-up of the coloured crackle effect on the chipboard.|
|The chipboard piece after soaking up the water and inks.|
|The heat embossed frame ready for some more colour.|
|The additional colour added to the frame piece.|
|The End Result.|
There you have it. Sorry about the length of the post, but there were quite a few steps involved in this one. Enjoy the rest of your day and keep creating!
Until next time.