Hey artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I am super excited to share this post with you! I love working on different size projects, the bigger the better - this one is 16x20 canvas! Inspired by candy!
I started with a little inspiration...Yay Easter candy! Yum! I used these colorful new stacks of canvas and burlap from DCWV some stencils, Whipped Spackle and Gelatos®Colors. I used different stencils and Whipped Spackle on each of the letters I hand cut. (Tip- if you have large chipboard letters have use them as stencils! Even if you only use the negative of the letters.) When you remove the stencil be sure that you lift straight up so you don't smear the shapes. Set aside to dry. After all the letters were done it was time to work on the background. I made this piece for a beautiful little girl I know named Journey. I always start by drawing over my pencil lines with a black PITT® Artist Pen or Stampers Big brush - depending on where the lines are and how thick I want them to be. I draw in the spaces with Gelatos®Colors then add water on a paint brush to blend. I used Gelatos on the edges of the piece then blended and pushed the color into the center. I added the letters on with Gel medium and outlined with a small black PITT® Artist Pen.
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. In addition to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team she designs for DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.