Last one and an interesting technique


Remember I said DH saw the canvas I made for DH and wanted one of his own? Here it is.  He is a bit more interested in grungy so this one is very much in that style:



Given his love of all things card-related I wanted to add an actual playing card to the surface as a focal point but e had trouble imagining it.  He thought it would stand out too much.  My solution was to trace the basic idea of the card with a Pitt pen on to Deli paper then collage that on the top.  I think it worked, and the wrinkly paper added some more texture.



I also used a sort of version of the “skins” I mentioned but rather than create the scribbles on clear plastic then coat the whole thing with acrylic medium to make a truly clear version I simply scribbled the Slick paints onto Deli paper then collaged it right on, Deli paper and all!



You can barely see the paper and it was both a lot easier and a lot “cheaper” – I was running low on medium (of the gloss kind – I seem to have a lot of Matte medium in my stash but no more gloss) so not using a ton of that to create the totally clear skin while still getting the effect, was a great resource-saving variation.

In the end it was LIKE the other canvas but not THE SAME.

Interestingly, I find from my stats that this is my 1199th post!  How funny  that it should work out that I will end 2013 at 1200 posts – providing I say SOMETHING in a post tomorrow LOL! What are the odds?


7 thoughts on “Last one and an interesting technique

  1. Love the playing cards!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Love! Especially the different technique for the “gel skin” and the way you added the card image 🙂

  3. Wow, love the colour combo !! Love the orange and the blue/turqoise together.
    Corrie x

  4. Yes! the card tracing idea is fab…& the deli skin is wonderful! You truly inspire me…mahalo

  5. Good tips with the playing card and the “skin”. Thank you. I’m sure you will find something to say 🙂

  6. As always,,,, amazed.

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