Saturday, July 27, 2019

Seahorse Canvas

Hello Everyone,
This was my first time crafting with a Robin's Nest Creative Canvas and I really enjoyed using it as project base instead of card stock. Because it has a plastic-like texture, moisture from mists/paints do not warp it. Before coloring the canvas, I added a texture to it by putting it in an embossing folder. The bubble pattern was a very effective background for the seahorse design. I definitely recommend using an embossing folder before coloring the background and adding the Dew Drops.  Let me show you how.  Let's dive in!

1. First, add a texture to the canvas by placing it in an embossing folder and running it through a die cutting machine.

2. Protect your work surface and spray with 3-4 shades of blue mist. Spray lightly with water to blend colors and then tilt the canvas to move the paint around and help to cover the entire canvas.  After thoroughly dry, add some larger splatters by removing the nozzle from the bottle of mist and gently flicking it.

3.  I felt the background color was a little darker than I expected and therefore had to improvise to make the embossed design more prominent. Use a wet brush to go over any area you wish to lighten the color. This will reactivate the paint so that you can blot it with a tissue and absorb the water and color. I did this on the image of the seahorse to make it pop against the background. I also lightened some of the embossed bubbles with the same procedure. Alternatively, one could mask the image before starting to spray the canvas.

4.  Use a variety of blue Dew Drops in different shapes and sizes to fill the entire silhouette.  Attach them close together with clear drying liquid adhesive. 

5. Embellish some of the embossed bubbles with glitter glue. Finally, add Glossy Accents transparent varnish to various bubbles to create a realistic reflection.

6. After thoroughly dry, attach the finished canvas to a silver card base leaving a narrow border.
A Closer Look...

Creative Dew Drop Canvas - Artsy Seahorse
Sea Glass Tear Drops
Water Dew Drops
Raindrops Dew Drops
spray mists (blue & green)
paint brush
Glossy Accents transparent medium
glitter glue
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Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting!


Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

Fabulous! I Love this project!

Tonya said...

Absolutely LOVE this! <3

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