A Green Man for Julie Ann

Published March 16, 2014 by isisimaginings

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.


22 comments on “A Green Man for Julie Ann

  • I agree, don’t put yourself down. Some gorgeous touches, love the gold script and the touches of glossy accents. Need to make a list of things that I could add to my work, learning from the “old pros” ,don’t mean you’re old as you know. It’s a beautiful work of art and well done for crawling in under the wire! X

  • I’m seconding the other two – I think this is enchanting. I love the stamping underneath on all those beautiful painty layers, and the dew drops of Glossy Accents on the leaves are a lovely touch. Leafy loveliness!
    Alison xx

  • I absolutely love ths Kirsten..it’s gorgeous and so dinky lol. well done for creating something so fabulous on such a small canvas, and with all that detail xxx

    ps..going to send you a little frozen charlotte to play with lol xx

  • It’s wonderful Kirsten, love the abundance of leaves (and their dew drops), the touch of Treasure gold and that mask is perfect for the project.

  • Kirstin this is lovely. I love all the different interpretations of the green man and yours is as good as the others. I love how tiny it is and all the detail you managed to incorporate in a timely space. I love the colour and the little dew drops on the leaves – it’s fab xxx

  • Well done! You made it! Once again you are so self-critical, Kirsten. I love those leaves and the little face is beautiful. I feel very honoured that you managed to get a project done when you have a very busy life. It means a lot to me that you played along. Julie Ann xxx

  • I always admire tiny especially when you get so many lovely little details into such a small package! The dew drops are a lovely touch and the overall piece is gorgeous. Your work is always beautiful and to be admired Kirsten so don’t knock it.

    Lesley Xx

  • Your man is very handsome & has great hair/leaves, reminds me of a Fairy Prince…
    Your canvas is stunning, not scary & so cute. Love the wire & raindrops. A canvas to be proud of Kirsten:-) xxx

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