Used a stencil and the new Paper Artsy Grunge paste for some leaves. This paste is quite gloopy, but very smooth - endless possibilities methinks! Added a couple of die-cut birds too. The piece of white paper indicates where the stamped image is going to go, as I didn't want to encroach on this area with anything dimensional.
Gave it several layers of Fresco paint.
I usually use tissue paper to get an image onto a canvas, but this time I stamped onto 1-ply of facial tissue, using the Indigo Blue stamp Elizabeth Bennett - which I love - it's a very romantic image. I then fixed it to the canvas using melted beeswax. Never used beeswax before. Quite disconcerting - as soon as you brush it on it solidifies, so all I had was white blobs, but using a heat gun I re-melted it and pushed it around. I then dropped some micro-beads into the molten wax, for texture.
Finished with a little more paint here and there, and some guilding wax. Here are a couple of close-ups. To ensure the face remained white, I put a little white paint on the canvas first.
|Love this cute little bird - a Memory Box die.|
And the finished canvas.
Quite pleased with it, although I don't think the stamped image covers as much of the canvas as I would have liked. I should have made a larger stamped collage.
I enjoyed using beeswax, and will experiment further, incorporating dimensional items. Facial tissues are more robust that I thought, and I think I prefer them to tissue paper.
Happy romantic days!