Monday, August 13, 2012

Mygrafico Monday Feature ~ Seaside Sketches

WARNING:  Photo heavy post....

Hi all.... for today's feature we got to use this fabulous set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff


My project today shows that you can do different things with digital images.

I did a 6" x 6" canvas....  
"Now how did she do that?"... I hear you ask... well I'll show you....

First off, I made a 6x6 Word document and layered on the image.

I printed it out onto copy paper and then taped some tissue paper over the top and put it through the printer again 
I then coloured this with Copics
Next I prepared my canvas by painting it with Gesso and after that dried, with blue and yellow watercolour paints.
My next step was to cover the canvas with Gel medium and then added the trimmed coloured tissue
Another coat of the Gel medium which caused the tissue to disappear into the canvas
 Once this had all dried, I added the Hessian ribbon with a hot glue gun
Then I sorted my shells ( collect in June on our weekend at Mangawhai) and glued to the canvas 


And that's it.. one  6" x 6" canvas completed.

And here are a couple of close ups of the canvas


Thanks for hanging in there... hope you found this interesting.  It's great to try something different.

Do pop over to the blog and see what the rest of the team came up with... and don't forget our challenge here.... lets see your beach projects.

Dawn

9 comments:

Mary J said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous! Thanks for the tute - I need to give this a go!

Katie said...

great tutorial...I just might have to do this one...I love it...and I have lots of blank canvas to work with but did not know how to do it...thank you!!! great job

sheila said...

wow Dawn! This is gorgeous What a great project. Thank you so much for providing the tutorial....I def want to try this when I have time.......whenever that will be! Love the addition of the real shells ;-)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Amazing project Dawn...thank you so much for taking the time to step out all the instructions and provide the fabulous photos!

Virginia L. said...

What a an AWESOME beach project! Love seeing the project from start to finish! I love the textures that you added to this. Absolutely awesome, Dawn!

Jay Gee said...

Wow, I never knew that happened - how cool that the tissue paper disappears! Great tutorial Dawn and a gorgeous canvas :)

Greta said...

I'm in complete awe, Dawn! Amazing project!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my, Dawn! What a brilliant creation. You have captured the seaside with this lovely artwork. Thanks for the step-by-step. Amazing!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful ocean inspired card. I love how you added the texture on the bottom with the shells and burlap!