Afternoon, happy Sunday. A very rushed blog post today, because this is my entry for this week’s PaperArtsy challenge – which closes at 5pm. As usual, I wanted to attempt every project on the PA blog this week & as usual I ran out of time. But I was determined to make something & when I discovered this 2×2 canvas & the UTEE face in my stash I was delighted that I would be able to make a Green Man a la Julie Ann’s incredible trio of canvases.
The canvas was originally blue, I’d painted it for something I no longer remember, so I gave a few coats of gesso, then Nougat Fresco, followed by Limelight, Guacamole & Tinned Peas.
Stamped the new Lynn Perella script in gold.
Added some stamping with Lin Brown & JoFY stamps in Fern Green Archival. I stamped around the edge of the canvas too with Seaweed & heat set it with UTEE, but I forgot to photograph that. It’s a much more effective technique on a deep edged canvas, as you can see from Julie Ann’s first project, so it’s barely noticeable on mine.
I painted scraps of paper with green Fresco paints, stamped leaves from Lin Brown & JoFY sets with Frescos, cut them out & glued them to the canvas, adding the wire twists. I painted the leaves with Fresco Gloss Glaze to give them a bit of a shine, then added White Fire Treasure Gold & some dots of Glossy Accents.
That’s it. It’s nowhere near as wonderful as Julie Ann’s projects, but at least I managed to finish it in time. Thanks for looking, see you next time.