To begin I covered a 6" by 6" canvas with a thin layer of gesso and allowed it to dry. When it was thoroughly dry I painted some of Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints randomly on the canvas. I was working on a different project and didn't want to waste any of that beautiful silky paint.
When the paint was dry I used a stencil called "Numerals" (TCW200) paired with white gesso. This gives the canvas some raised texture.
Don't worry about any imperfections in the stenciling as these will be covered with the clip art image and rubber stamping. Embrace the imperfections! I added some stamping with Jet Black StazOn ink. The stamps are by Wendy Vecchi and Crescendoh.
For a pop of color I stamped a balloon, colored it red, cut it out, attached it with glue and then added a piece of black waxed twine, punching a tiny hole in the canvas with a needle and tying it off on the back of the canvas. I taped the twine knots down on the back to make sure they don't pop off later.
I drew a horizon line across the bottom of the canvas to "ground" my clown with a Fude pen and then painted the entire canvas with Creative Medium in clear gel to seal it. This would make a sweet addition to a child's room or a get well gift for a friend.
Thanks for joining me today. I'll see you next Tuesday with more stenciling ideas. In the mean time, take care~ Hugs, Renee