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November canvas by LOUISE CROSBIE

November canvas by LOUISE CROSBIE

I decided to use some of the paper and embellishments for this months kit on a canvas. 
I really liked the little leaf and flower pattern on one so I featured that. I’ve also used one of the left over wooden Stamperia clocks from a previous Scrapaholix kit. 
I glued the piece of paper I wanted to feature on to the canvas then let it dry. When it was dry I used sandpaper to soften the edges and blend it a bit.
Then I put some modelling paste through a stencil on to the canvas in random patches but mostly on the opposite side to the flower and leaf pattern in the paper. 
I used some magicals pigment powders, with sprayed on water, to start building my colour and to give the canvas a mixed media vibe. 
A resin frame was painted with gesso then also given some sprinkles of magicals followed by a watered down colour wash of coral paint. It was finished off with some waxes. 
I built up my focal point around the frame by using flowers and leaves. I tinted all the leaves with Carmine paint, Firebird wax and Vintage Gold wax so they had a slight autumn vibe. 
When the glue had dried I dry brushed white gesso over everything. I kept the brush pretty dry and added the white in very light layers one at a time till I was happy. It’s no use going in heavy handed for this soft look. 
The Pearl beads are from an old necklace. I buy necklaces from charity shops or jumble sales if they have attractive beads I think I could use. I have a few jars filled with different colour tones. 
I added paint splatters in ochre/yellow and white then finished up with a light dusting of clear fine glitter (glamour dust).
Supply list:
A 20cm x 20cm canvas
12 x 12 Sheet of Cahier d'Automne - Morceaux Choisis (from the kit)
Ephemera/paper embellishments from the kit
Wooden clock by Stamperia (From last month's kit)
Finnabair stencil: Iris Tapestry
Finnabair Modelling paste
Finnabair Mould: Grungy Frames.
Finnabair Liquid acrylics: ochre
Lindy's Magicals: Bayou Boogie Gold
Green Tara: Velvet leaves  (painted to match the project.) Rustic Flowers/Natural.
49 and Market FLowers. Wildflowers-ginger
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Sue - November 9, 2021

It’s beautiful. Lovely autumn feel and what a great idea on saving the beads!! I nearly bought a tub at the weekend but too expensive but this is a help both ways, charity & stash lol. X

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