I thought it would be fun to play along with the latest Compendium of Curiosities, Challenge #5: Distress Watercoloing: . Always fun and there are some great prizes – Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring this one with a $50 gift certificate. There is still time to play along if you haven’t yet.
I used the technique to color the gumball image on the main panel. I did add a layer of Glossy Accents over the glass part once done.
While I can’t show you the technique for the main panel I can share a bit on how I altered the 5”x7” canvas.
I started by adhering tissue paper to the canvas using Dina Wakley Gel Medium.
Once the tissue paper was dry I painted the canvas here and there with Broken China Distress Paint. I also took this opportunity to die cut a tag from burlap covered paper using the Tag Collection Framelits and then paint it with Dina Wakley White Acrylic Paint. It was a bit thick so I mixed it with gel medium before applying it.
Once the paints were dry I distressed the canvas and tag with Walnut Stain Distress Paint.
After the paint dried on the canvas and tag it was just a matter of layering the tag and main panel on the canvas with a few embellishments: tissue tape, jute, enamel dots, an elastic band and a stencil mark.
I also used the Tag Collection Framelits to cut out a sentiment panel and then stamped a sentiment from CMS183 Hashtags in Jet Black Archival Ink. I distressed the edges with a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink to finish.
Hope you enjoyed my project tonight. Now I just need to decide where to put it on display.
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