I started by walking around the house and gathering all the broking trinkets that could be used on my canvas...Lace keyboard pieces, broken earring, tag from jeans I had just bought, a keychain, buttons and any extra bits and bobs. I was given a Pate knife and so I decided that
this was going to be my centre piece.
I started off by gluing down the book pages. I was rather selective of how I wanted the pages to be laid out and not really thinking of I was going to cover the whole page at the end but we will see at the end... I then started to add layers to the canvas. I put on my ribbon which I folded and added various other forms of lace with flowers and florets. I used a zip and kept it open and placed it as a base on the canvas. I put buttons and a key on and the a shell. I have added two pearls a paper clip and even hangers for the curtains. I had a glass bead with a broken earring which also which was stuck down. I placed the pate knife down where I wanted it and then also stuck down my embellishments around the centre piece. I want my pate knife as the focal point.
Once you have glued all your element's, trinkets & flowers down. let it dry. I applied everything with a heavy body medium before I left it to dry.
Next step is to gesso over the canvas and let it dry. Make sure you get it in all the gaps and holes.
Once all dry I made a cup of black tea...Not to drink but to use on my canvas....This is something that if you are a Finnabair fan will know that this is something she loves to use and Anna has a spray bottle on hand in her kit of the black tea!
So once the gesso was dry I took my dry LuminArte powders and put it over the canvas in the area's I decided I wanted the colour to be. I then used water to blend the powders and bring colour to the canvas. I then dried it before I used the black tea. I sprayed tea over the page. I then took my toothbrush and dipped it into watered down black paint and flicked it over the page.
I enjoyed doing the canvas, loved how the colours have come together and how the tea on the canvas adds a different tone on this image.
Hope you enjoy
LuminArte colours used: Mandarin Citrine
Lucky AppleMediterranean Blue