Friday, April 25, 2014

The Next Set

I love this painting thing.  Making canvases. Mixed media playing.
This time I am doing a series of 3.
Ocean themed.
Embossing my own design.
 Here's my hand cut original stencil.
 Quite the masterpiece, eh?

I painted some watercolor paper first in this cream colored acrylic (Liquitex) and thought it was too creamy for my backgrounds so then I stenciled some gesso over it.
Here's one of my scallops. Still too light.  I used some Distress stain to darken it a bit and the embossing is a lovely resist.
I also added some Viva Gold sand media at a spot here and there.

My 3 canvases- UNFINISHED!
Getting there though.
I want to add some depth to this big scallop and something else where I left it blank and not embossed.
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Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful piece with a summery feeling, love your scallop shells! Valerie

Linda said...

really fabulous mixed media play-love all the layers!! Happy PPF!

Netty said...

smashing WIP's, Erika. Happy PPF, Annette x

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is such a fun piece. Well done

JoyCorcoran said...

Thanks for sharing your process -- it's still magical when we see the final product. Excellent summery sweet work.

Giggles said...

Very nicely done...loads of great layers!

Hugs Giggles

Paper rainbow said...

This is lots of fun Erika! :)

sheila 77 said...

I like your made stencil. The shells look as if they are in a happy environment, nice work.

Laila said...

Always fun with ones complete own work. I'm sure your sea scapes will turn out lovely.