Good morning lovely friends - Kassa here Kassa Hayselden - the newbie on the block!!!
Soooo happy to be here - tis my first post up over here as a dt guest member (sorry teamies for taking so, soooooo long to pop up here and thanks for your help along the way :-)))
Now I loooooves to dabble in a bit of this and a bit of that - but it usually veers towards the mixed-media/altered stuff.....and on that note....tah dah....
A zesty, springtime inspired chunky canvas, very mixed media.....hope you enjoy the colours and they give you all a springlike lift :-))))
Plus for all you craft-aholics out there go join in the new We love 2 create blog challenge 9 -anything-creative mixed-media goes! - I'm sure you've just created a little something or are about to - so why not go link it HERE at the bottom of the post - tis that simple and you could win a PanPastel goodie bag from our lovely sponsors over at Premium Craft Brands
So I started painting a sheet of dry-waxed deli paper, aqua, turquoise, lime. When dry I haphazardly painted on lavender squares (approx 2" x 2")
When dry the doodle magic starts - this is the fun part and can let you drift off into a world of your own.....
Once all the painty and doodle bits are finished and totally dry I add the PanPastels, the shades I used were Bright-Yellow-Green, Permanent-Green, Violet, Hansa-Yellow - I apply them with the various Sofft tools, these are great as they don't leave defined edges of the pastels as you work and they have a fab selection of tools to work with - from the smallest of tools for the fine/fiddly bits to big tools to cover larger areas x Once the PanPastels have worked their magic I carefully re-highlight doodles where necessary and then spray the whole sheet with a light coat of fixative spray
***(btw my doodle pens are water resistant because I use the fixative spray and I don't want them to 'bleed')
....SO, my daughter Chloe spied this mixed-media deli paper on my facebook page and asked if I could use it on a canvas (it was previously meant for another project lol)......
I gave the canvas a coat of white gesso on it's front and sides.
Then cut out a 8" x 8" square of my doodled deli paper, coated the backside of this and the front of the canvas with matt gel (coating both surfaces with the matt gel glue stops the air bubbles appearing)
I always add a little extra detail, so always make sure I have a little extra doodle paper left, I adhered strips down the sides (even managed to line up the pattern hahaha :-))) the other sides I simply covered with the painted deli paper minus the doodles (makes for a more interesting look and allows the eyes a little rest from the doodle fest)
I also got out my Singer sewing machine and sewed around 3 panels of the doodle squares which I had previously adhered with the matt gel onto card stock and let dry...
I then adhered the 3 sewed squares to the canvas with a 1/4" layer of Light-Modelling-Paste (for a 3d effect)
Tis a postcard from me to you with said deli paper doodles.....
I just love sending and receiving hand-made postcards, something magical about it....especially when they've got the franked stamps on them eeeek!!!
I'll post anywhere in the world
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(have a beautiful day everyone :-)))