Bride Canvas using May Arts Ribbons and Design Memory Craft BLOG HOP
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I'm so excited to be sharing my project with you today, because May Arts has some seriously AMAZING products!
Here is my finished canvas :)
Here are a few close up shots for you to see the details :)
You can see the bride's bouquet here (made entirely out of May Arts products)
--for the roses, I hand-dyed some white satin ribbon, using Gelatos® and water, for the stem, I used Paper Cord in Olive Green, which I twisted with some Gesso® to stiffen and shape it then I added a little strip of 3/4 Inch Lace / Pearl Center Ribbon to wrap around the stems of the bouquet.
In this photo you can also see that I used the same 3/4 Inch Lace / Pearl Center Ribbon to trim the bride's dress.
For the background of the canvas, I decoupaged some paper from the Crate Paper 6x6 pad by Maggie Holmes, using Gesso ® and then I painted over the top with a Gesso® and Gelato Snow Cone® mixture to create a pale blue wash. I sealed the entire surface with Faber Castell Glaze ®.
For extra dimension on the background I stamped using Kaisercraft stamps and my Artist Big Brush Pitt Pen® and I also used stencils with Gesso® for some added texture.
For the bride's skin, I made a paint with Gesso ® and Gelato Peach®, which I then outlined softly (and added shadowing) with Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils ® (I used several from the Neutrals Collection pack--it's so easy to know they'll all work together thanks to the Colour Dot system!
For her hair, I painted first in Gesso® to give a white base--this means any colour I put on top, will really pop up off the canvas. If you 'paint' or use Gelatos® on a coloured background without the white base, the colours will be much more muted.
I used a variety of products to create her hair including Gelatos® Chocolate, Pitt Artist Pen ® in Black, Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in all of the neutral colours, as well as a small amount of Gelato® Paint that I created using Gelato Red Cherry ® and Chocolate® (Mixing the Chocolate® with the Red Cherry® gives the red highlights in her hair a much more natural look. Using the Red Cherry® on it's own would look like fake hair colour, which wasn't what I wanted)
To make this quote, I simply printed it out on my home printer, then cut it out and adhered it down using Gel Medium®. I added the 'border' using my Pitt Artist Pen® in Black 199. I smeared it gently with my finger before the ink dried to give it a softer look.
Here is another look at the final product!