- Paint canvas with a coat of Gesso.
- Apply DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Diarylide Yellow, Vermilion and Cobalt Teal Hue to the background of the canvas, applying with your fingers. Do not think about it too much you are aiming for a real random feel.
- Place Andy Skinner's Industrial Elements stencil onto the background and then apply Cobal Teal Hue randomly over the stencil. Repeat this process with Titanium White Fluid Acrylic.
- Using an old credit/store card add scratchy paint lines to the background using Vermilion and Cobalt Teal Hue Fluid Acrylics.
- Add a touch of random background stamping with Black Archival Ink for added interest.
- Apply Titanium White Fluid Acrylic to paint lids and stamp the lids onto the background.
- Add delicate splatters of Titanium White Fluid Acrylic to the background.
- Once I was happy with the background stamping I then added DecoArt Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to paint lids and stamped the circles onto the decorated background and dried with a heat tool. I then painted around the circular areas with Cobalt Teal Hue Fluid Acrylic, blocking out the background pattern apart from the cricular areas. I applied three coats to completely cover the background.
- Paint around each of the circles using a fine paintbrush with a layer of Texture Sand Paste and allow to dry. Then apply one coat of DecoArt Burnt Umber Fluid Acrylic.
- Add touches of DecoArt Quinacridone Gold Fluid Acrylic around the circles.
- Add small touches of Carbon Black Fluid Acylic around the circles to add further to the rust effect.
- Die cut a wild flower from white card using Tim Holtz Wildflowers Die and then colour the stem with Diarylide Yellow and touches of Vermilion Fluid Actylics.
- Add splatters of Vermilion Fluid Acrylic to the background.
- Add touches of DecoArt Crackle Glaze here and there for added interest.
- Add touches of Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic to the edges of the canvas, applying with a finger.
I had fun with this piece and love the contrast of the bright colours against the subtle rusted areas.
Thanks so much for popping by. Hope you are enjoing the Easter break. Tracy x x