For my project, I layered the collage papers and added light coats of acrylic paint to unify the background. Then I used a crackle medium with the IndigoBlu stencils on various places of the project. I let it dry and dripped acrylic ink on the background first, then lightly added color here and there with acrylic paint. Then I freehanded the design with black paint and a fine brush. After the black dried, I painted the image. I was careful not to cover up the images of the collage papers underneath. After the image was painted, I used black Stayz On ink and stamped various images using the IndigoBlu stamps. I love the effect of texture and multiple layers. It adds so many dimensions and keeps your eye interested in the piece.
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Melanie, I love your whimsical bird as the focal image for this beautiful, colorful canvas. And of course, a wonderful verse! Your freehand design is really quite amazing ! There is so much yummy tactile and visual texture in this one piece! Very inspirational on so many levels! I would love to have this hanging in my home!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sara. It's up for grabs on my art page on facebook. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/MelanieDouthitArtStudio/?fref=nfDelete
Fantastic little bird sitting amongst a beautiful collaged background - wonderful texture throughout and such a cheerful piece! Makes me smile. xx LynnReplyDelete
My, OH My!!! Isn't this a delightful little gem!!! You ability to blend background and coordinate beautiful detailing and texture is most inspiring and a delight to gaze upon!!! I love all of God's wonderful nature going on!! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely work of art with us!!!ReplyDelete
What a lovely,colorful canvas!! So tweet! heehee so sweet!
Thank you for the inspiration.
Wow...so colorful, creative and fun Melanie. TFSReplyDelete
So cheerful! Love it!ReplyDelete
This is so fun and whimsical. I love all the bright colors and the sentiment. =)ReplyDelete
You have such a way with colour. Wonderful project.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful and cheerful canvas! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
There is so much to see in this wonderful and amazing project. A real work of art. Beautifully colourful, the background is gorgeous and all the little elements and attention to detail is so striking xReplyDelete
I like how you used layers of color and texture to create such a rich background. The whimsy of your illustration is delightful.ReplyDelete
Love the gorgeous paint layers, especially with the crackle - and that cute bird is adorable.ReplyDelete
A whimsical and charming garden you have created in your journal!ReplyDelete
Such a bright and quirky piece with lots of texture. Ruth xReplyDelete
Love your happy canvas !! So many interesting things to see.ReplyDelete
Wow! Your canvas is amazing! I love the summer mood in your garden :)ReplyDelete
Oh! The bird is so cute, and the colors are so fun and bright. Just love it! Hugs xxReplyDelete
I love the beautiful piece you created. The layers of paper, paint stamps - all lovely - and I love the little bird.ReplyDelete
Love the bright colours.ReplyDelete
Amazeballs! I love every single thing about this piece. I swear every time I've taken a look at it, I've seen something new that keeps me wanting to continue looking to see what's around that corner. Thanks so much for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Lovely colour and texture, MelanieReplyDelete
This just pops off the screen! Its fabulous and could easily grace tote bags or anything, its bright, cheerful and brilliant! CxReplyDelete
An amazing project. Love all that texture in the BG and I'm in awe of your "doodling" talent!ReplyDelete
Just love all little details and colors you have used. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous, i really love thisReplyDelete
This really is a wonderful project - makes me have positive thoughts! ChrisxReplyDelete
So colorful project! Love all the textures.ReplyDelete
Super cute, so vibrant n colorful ❤❤ nice doodling..ReplyDelete
WOWZERS! This is Awesome, I love all the texture and depth and the images are so colorful & interesting!ReplyDelete
That is so cute! Love the colors!ReplyDelete
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wohaaa, this is so cool, love the colors and the pretty bird <3ReplyDelete
so happy and uplifting!ReplyDelete
So cool! The bird is adorable)ReplyDelete