So me and a couple of crafty friends, try to get together as often as possible, we share tips and generally try to encourage each other and push each other to try new creative things. For some crazy reason we decided to challenge each other, mine was to create a canvas after being banned from using all my normal go to colours, I had to use lots of reds oranges and pinks, and only a warm colour pallet. now I know most of you reading this will be going that's easy so many colours to chose from, but me well, I wasn't so excited I am defiantly a cool pallet girl, loving blues, green, purples and browns.
I wanted there to be lots of texture on this canvas so I started by added texture pastes through masks. This was also a reused canvas so was covered in brown gum tape. This all added lots of interest when I started to apply paints and gesso to the canvas sometimes through masks and sometimes just scrapped on with a pallet knife.
Even then I wanted more texture and raised areas, so I added paint to both texture paste and bead gel medium, and applied them to the canvas through masks, this time picking fairly bold designs. On a separate sheet of card I drew the body and painted her (unfortunately I can not remember where this figure originally came from), almost failing the challenge when I went to make her a brunette. I then formed her dress by cutting hearts out of book pages, and adding a yellow belt.
One of a my pals doing these challenges also blogs so here is a link to her challenge piece which was completely different to mine. notations of a crafter
We plan on doing challenges based on songs next, all doing the same song and seeing how different are pieces will be.
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