Sunday, 1 February 2015

Love Heart Canvas.

Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for watching the Clarity TV shows if you did.
Just got in, had some pilchards on toast, and now I just thought I'd close the day by step by stepping that red heart piece I whizzed through today.
Forgive me if I write fast; Mr Selfridge is on and I really must catch up!
Harry has got it all going on!

Anyway, from the beginning.
Nothing worse than turning on the telly halfway through a film!

Spread acrylic paint over an 8" x 8" with a brayer.

We need 3 or even 4 layers. The paint dries quickly.
Thin layers and several, but be sure to roll the brayer clean between layers,

Like this,

Or you'll get this! 

When you've got a nice even dark red,
Attach the stencil.

Load a little Grunge Paste

And gently drag through.
Wash your stencil in warm soapy water sooner than later....

Nice. Allow to dry.

Takes about 15 to 20 minutes. 
You can help it along with a gentle heat from a heatgun.

Then, once the centrepiece is dry, add more texture around it.
I chose to leave some canvas exposed, as contrast.

Then use one of our stencil brushes to paint the hearts. 
Literally squirt some paint into the centre and just start painting out to the edges.

I mounted this red piece on a larger canvas board,
But I haven't got a photo of it.
It's in the back of the car, and I'm not going out there - 
Not even for you lovely peeps!

Dave says it looks like tooled leather.
I agree.

Very easy, very classy.
Makes a great wall piece.
And a lovely gift.
Glad you like it Dave!

Much love,