Wild About You Canvas with Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages

Hi Everyone!  Wild About You is the title for my post today.......so just what is the You?, you ask.  Well for starters it is the wonderful Wildlife Background Stamp from Sin City Stamps. I just love it!   And secondly it's because its the perfect excuse to give someone this particular piece of art.  I was kinda thinking that if the love of your life isn't into hearts, red and soppy cards for Valentines Day like mine isn't then this canvas (8 x 8) may be the perfect way to tell your partner you are "Wild about them" and you get to have some messy fun creating it.

Supplies Used:
Altered Pages:  Gelatos, Glitz Unchartered Waters Papers, Glitz Decorative Tape, Dylusions Spray Inks, Acrylic Paint, Stencils for layering color on background, Gesso, Gel Medium, Waterbrush,  Sin City Stamps:Wildlife Background Stamp

For my background (the messy fun part) I simply layered color using all (and I mean all) the paint and color supplies I have listed above from Altered Pages with various stencils to add depth and interest to the background.  Once I was happy with this I then turned to preparing my main image.

The Wildlife Background Stamp was stamped twice with black ink.  The first image I colored the background with Gelatos and Water Color Pencils.  The second image I fussy cut out the elephant, giraffe and zebra, adding only color to where the background met the animal.  I then cut out my colored background forming a rectangle panel and then mounted my fussy cut animals on foam dots to this.

Taking a matting piece of paper cut to size so that it will frame my image once on the canvas.  I adhered this to my canvas and then using my Gelatos to blur the edges I continued to try and blend in this paper by stamping with Green Ink a leaf stamp across my entire background.  I also add this point added further green by way of a circle stencil and a Green Gelato.

Now happy with my background.  I added my main image to the centre of the canvas and my two strips of decorative tape above and below the image and its mat.  I then took some Gesso and the same leaf stamp and framed my image with leaves.  A smidge of yellow and green gelato added a touch of color to them further.

To finish my canvas I now simply took the same decorative tape and ran it round the sides of my canvas.

I am really happy with how this turned out and I am now already thinking of ways to incorporate this wonderful stamp from Sin City Stamps into more of my art.  So stay tuned.


Zoe said...

What a gorgeous canvas, love the animals, the depth and colours are wonderful, a real work of art xx Zoe xx

Lizzyc said...

This looks wonderful. love the dimension you have with your animals..

Lynn McAuley said...

Stunning jungle background on this amazing canvas, Danie! Beautiful work!

Becky said...

Awesome jungle scene..