Here's another great mixed media canvas from Norma G!
Today I want to show you how to use multiple stamps to create a large piece of art. For this project I'm using a 9x12 canvas and LOTS of PWP stamps.
My inspiration for this piece was the PWP Earth & Sky stamp set.
I wanted to give my background an earthy feel so I began by applying a layer of old gesso. It was all lumpy and ugly but I was determined to use it anyway so I added some water to loosen it up. I used a pallet knife to spread it over the canvas and let it cure overnight. The lumpiness worked beautifully to create the perfect texture. Next I applied Liquitex Soft Body Acrylics in Cerulean Blue, Vivid Lime Green, Cadmium Yellow and Unbleached Titanium. Once my paint was dry, I cut a strip of joint tape in half and used it as a mask with Dylusion Vibrant Turquoise. I randomly stamped the earth and clouds with black Stazon. You can find these stamps in the PWP Earth & Sky , Cloudy Cling Stamp Set & World Cling Stamp.
Once my background was complete I began working on the tag. I used a #8 size manila tag by Ranger. The first thing I did was use gesso to resist the inks. I chose to use the borders in the new PWP Build A Shrine Stamp Set and an angel from the new PWP Angels Cling Stamp Set. To color the tag I used Dylusions Ink Sprays in Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime. I also mixed in a little Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Finally I stamped two of the flourishes from the PWP Flourish Elements Cling Stamp around the edges with Timber Brown Stazon.
Moving onto the sentiment, I placed the quote between the two split horizon stamps, embossed and colored the same way as the tag. You can find these stamps in both the PWP Earth & Sky and PWP Sunrise Cling Stamp Set. I stamped/embossed the quote again on a scrap piece of cream colored cardstock, inked the edges and stamped flourishes around all of the edges of both pieces. For added dimension, I attached the sentiment with pop dots.
To add a little softness, I attached cream glittered tulle.
To build my collage, I first attached a piece of cardboard. I peeled pieces of the top layer off to expose the corrugation, inked and painted to match the background. I stamped the angel from the PWP Angels Cling Stamp Set again, fussy cut her out and inked the edges.
I doodled around the tag with a white gel pen then attached it to the cardboard. I also added scraps of fabric, ribbon, twine and a cross charm to the tag.
This little angel is from the new PWP Angels Cling Stamp Set. She's attached with pop dots.
Here's a closer look at all of the texture in the background and all of the little details. For the final finishing touches, I decided to stamp two more of the borders from the PWP Build A Shrine Stamp Set along the left edge and added some twine.
I was really inspired by all of the new PWP stamps and I hope you are too. Thanks so much for stopping by today. We appreciate all of your comments so keep them coming!
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