Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sacred Heart Steampunk Canvas

I am honored this week to have been asked by Marjie Kemper who has a blog series entitled:  Tuesday Tutorials, to submit this canvas from one of my older blog postings.

Originally I created this piece in a series of canvases for a DT so I was showcasing some of their new products.  I have recreated this canvas with very basic standard supplies that most mixed media artists have in their stash.  This is one of a series of five canvases created on watercolor paper, then glued to a 6"by 6" burlap canvas.  


Cut a 6” by 6” panel of water color paper, apply a thin layer of gesso.  Allow to dry.
Apply water based inks or water soluble crayons or both in several colors, spritz panel with water and use a sponge or a baby wipe to move the color around.  Dry.  Add additional colors to antique/distress the panel.

Using a black permanent ink, stamp images on dry panel.

Using a stencil and a palette knife apply a thin layer of white heavy body gesso through the heart stencil.  Heat the gesso with a heat tool,  it will puff up.  Allow to cool.

Reposition the stencil over the puffy heart and apply a mixture of crayons, inks and acrylic paints with a dauber or a paintbrush until desired effect is achieved. 

Sandpaper around the edge of panel to distress the edges.  Apply Silver acrylic paint around the heart using a fine liner tool.  Add a little color to the rays with a sponge.  Using Silver ink, stamp gears around canvas heat emboss with silver or clear embossing powder.  Stamp word on a piece of scrap paper and attach to the center of the heart with pop dots.

Continue adding colors and stamps, when satisfied with panel , distress the edges and attach it to a burlap canvas.  You can keep on adding all kinds of items to this project depending on your taste.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and please visit Marjie's site every Tuesday for additional technique ideas!
Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs~ Renee