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Remember the delicious backgrounds I made when I was experimenting with Mineral paper? If not please check it out here. These canvases have been waiting patiently for the next step in their journey and this week I grabbed one, painted the edges black and got started.
Using various colors of Dina Wakley's yummy paints and the Marked series of stencils I created layer after layer on top of my original background. Doesn't this look divine? The transparency of the paint really makes the layering process fun and surprising.
I decided that I wanted the focal point to be an inspirational quote so I picked on of my favorites and used Photoshop to type it out and reverse it before I printed it using my laser printer.
After tearing it out I placed on my nonstick craft sheet and brushed a layer of gel medium on top (like I was buttering toast) and let it dry. Yep, I am making an image transfer!
After the gel medium dried I peeled it off my craft sheet, soaked it in water and began to gently peel the white paper off. Gel medium image transfers are cooooool.
While I was waiting for the gel medium to dry I painted a swatch of white on the canvas where I wanted my quote to go. By the time my image transfer was ready so was my canvas. I gently tore the edges of the image transfer down so it would fit within the white swatch and then, using gel medium, I glued the quote onto the canvas.
As a final detail, I used the X stencil from the Marked series to paint the edges of the the canvas.
I really like the final product and I am picking out quotes for the other small canvases. I hope you all will try this quick and easy technique to add text or designs to your art. Many thanks to my oldest daughter for being my hand model!