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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Mini Canvass


I thought I would play with some texture paste and some paint. This is what I came up with a couple of mini canvasses and I love them. Just slap some texture paste (I used Daler-Rowney) with a pallet knife used an old ball point pen and the knife to make some imprints then left it to dry over night. You can speed the process up with a heat gun and leave to go hard for a few hours, as I did. then get your acrylic paints out, two contrasting colours. Lightest first, leave to dry, then the darker one and while still wet get a damp kitchen towel and wipe away some areas to intensify the texture and hey presto cute mini canvass (just over 2x2) as a gift or a little decorative  item.


And as I was playing with paste I grabbed Paris kitten so cute (but not to small now!) and placed her paw in the messy stuff lol I tried to do it with 'The Dude' but I ended up with one white paw print dotted all over the kitchen before I could grab him and wipe it clean So funny, any way Paris was much more accommodating and this is a 1x2 canvass. Process as before only I used green and blue paint. Why not have a go yourself? you don't have to use a kittens paw (would be good for a baby foot/hand print) or you can just use what ever you have lying around to make impressions. I hope you like these cute little items. Love Dawn xx

10 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Dawn
These are beautiful
Hugs Dianne xx :)

craftattack said...

Beautiful work. Wish I had been there to see those cats jumping around!!

Anesha said...

Two great canvases. Love the one with the paw print!

thefrugalcrafter said...

love the texture on these canvasses!

JeanFB said...

Aaaawwwww, so cute! I shudder to think what my cats would do to me if I grabbed them and stuck their paws in paste, ROFL! What a great idea (if you have accommodating pets!!)

Cheryl said...

oh these are just brilliant hun,love the textures,hugs cheryl xx

Karen said...

haha at your cat!!! But brilliant timing as it makes a great little canvas Dawn!!! These are both lovely xxx

Michele said...

that does it. i must obtain some texture paste! Dawnie this is so awesome. i love your art! xo

Gez said...

Brilliant Dawn! Love them both :)

~*~Patty S said...

you are cute and so funny...Love the textured canvases so much!

woof woof
oxo

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