Hi guys! Rita Barakat here with a project and some tips for painting on canvas! First let me say not all canvas is created equal!
Not to say one is better than another but you have to know what you are dealing with to get the results you want (I learned the hard way!)
When using canvas you should color test the fabric as there are different weights and they are treated with primers (or as on my latest apron NOT at all!). I will say that no matter what, Gesso (love) is your friend! It will make the canvas easier to paint and a little stiff so you can even draw on it! (It also covers mistakes so you can start over!) So lets get started!
has a sampler pack and this is definitely something you want to try!
So I covered the entire apron with Gesso and let it dry (it dries pretty quick.)
Aquarelles to draw some smaller shapes. Then a little water from a spritzer.
I use a smaller shorter hair paint brush to push and blend the paint around.
Stampers Big Brush. This is on top of Gelatos.
Aquarelle pencil, if I make a mistake I can use a wet paint brush and blend it away. I used a PITT® Artist
Pen in a similar color, but I didn't like that you could hardly see it. So I went back over it in black.
*PITT® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pens*Gelatos *Textural Accents Sampler
other: Canvas Apron, flower, brad