Thursday, 7 January 2016


I've completed a bit more of my canvas and have to admit to finding it a bit scary today. 
It looked an awful mess to begin with mainly because I didn't really know if I was applying the paint, gesso and re-inkers properly. I seemed to have a lot of harsh edges so in the end I resorted to softening them with my fingers!
I managed the first bit of painting ok.
and the black gesso seemed to go on just fine. However, here was my scary moment
I really really loved how vibrant the re-inker was, making the paint 'pop' off the canvas. I kept going and adding paint and re-inker until the canvas was covered.
This was the point when I considered starting another blank canvas because mine just didn't look anything like Karen's. But, I didn't and kept going.
Thank goodness I did, because the following steps in the tutorial brought the whole thing together and at the moment I am content with it. I am at the point of using Distress Markers to emphasis various areas. I may be some time so I'll get on with that and hopefully come back with more tomorrow.


pearshapedcrafting said...

Loving this Joanne! Glad you kept going! Hugs, Chrisx

Barb said...

Wow Joanne that's looking gorgeous. I love those vibrant colours. Look forward to seeing the next step - Today? Barbxx