Friday, 12 July 2013

The Heartsong Academy Challenge

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 

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) 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...


  1. Lynda this is gorgeous!! I love all the texture, really stunning job! I think we can safely say there's no need for you to be nervous about working on canvas any more :) xx

  2. LOL, thanks Zoe - very kind of you. xx