|"Humming of the Wings"|
The glorious return of spring has me greeting the birds and painting their beauty! Although I have not yet had any Hummers return, I created a canvas in their honor.
If you have time, I'll walk you through a few of my steps~join me ")
Randomly spread white gesso on canvas-making sure to leave in various thickness.
Color palette of choice!
As above spread colors over dry gesso,using cards and scrapers
While still wet, covered with plastic wrap and left till it was(well almost,so impatient)dry. teeheehee
Technique Tip here~What I found was, the paint needed to be thicker, or at least more fluid to achieve really nice plastic wrap results-I think what I did was scraped it on too thin.
I'm still happy with my design results ")
Next phase was using my DecoArt Media Mister ~Primary Cyan on my glass block and watering it down.Then using a brush,applied it heavily to the top of the canvas and let it run a bit before knocking parts back with a baby wipe.
What a gorgeous color!!
At the other end of the canvas, I did the same technique, this time with Media Fluid Acrylics ~Transparent YellowIronOxide&Quinachridone Burnt Orange and water.
Next was stenciling on the first Stencil1 layer of my Hummingbird. I used Mushroom paint for this and pounced lighter on the lower two birds,as I wanted a "ethereal" feeling .
My second layer of Stencil 1 Birds 3 pack-I used the detailed stencil and a mix of PhthaloTurquoise and Dioxazine Purple,heavier handed on the upper birds.
After that came some stamping along the bottom with a few additions to the flowers...
With my remaining paint, I used my fingers to spread the color on the edges of the canvas and called it done!
Products used as follows:
Media Fluid Acrylics
Multi Surface Satin
Stampers Anonymous-Spring Sprung
Hero Arts-Elegant Weeds
Stencil 1 - Birds 3 Pack-2 Layers
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Thanks so much for again joining me and I sure hope I have inspired you to create today!!
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