Well, finally here it is - my Heartsong Academy challenge for this week. For futher information, there is still 'just about' time for you to enter here http://emerging-lotus-flowers.org/2013/07/07/07-07-13-heartsong-arts-academy-blog-hop-challenge-2/
This week the challenge is to use a canvas, which is what took me so long - the mere idea of doing anything on canvas instantly makes me nervous, so I started off with my 8 x 8 canvas, and covered it with paper (already shown this one in Wednesdays WOYWW)
..as usual I use far too much matt medium, so then have to allow drying time before I can paint and stamp, used staz on bright pink ink and gesso to do some stamping..
I had an idea in mind at this stage, didnt work out anything like what was going on in my mind but no matter, so next I stenciled a tree with pink dylusions, then set that in place...
More drying time needed, so I went off to print some words, as I have an inkjet printer, this then involves more spray setting stuff so it doesnt run, and yes - more drying time...
Another day goes by, and next I can do some collage.. I was going to draw and paint, but time ran away from me and I am finding it really hard to do much in the heat so opted for collage instead, the owls and the bottom fairy are napkins, the flower is scrapbook paper, I then (as usual) used far too much matt medium so another over night drying session was needed before I could use my pen..
Hurray, I have now managed to finish it off, added some pen work and went around the words, and the canvas, and some shadow for the owls - with black faber castell gelato. All finished, and in plenty of time, now all that is left is too wish me luck with the fantastic prize, paints!!! what more can a girl ask for but more paint?
Here is my finished canvas;
Dont forget, more details for the challenge can be found here... http://emerging-lotus-flowers.org/2013/07/07/07-07-13-heartsong-arts-academy-blog-hop-challenge-2/