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.