Sue Carrington is the inspiration for the challenge this week over on the PaperArtsy blog. She has created the most gorgeous canvas using PA products - it's really worth a look just to see the techniques she's used even if you don't take part. It certainly inspired me to have a go!
This is a much larger area than I usually work on and I have no idea what made me grab this 8 x 10 canvas but I seem to have managed to fill it.
I stencilled using Golden Fibre Paste (Grunge Paste is on my wish list!) then painted the whole canvas with white acrylic and Fresco Cinnamon mixed together for an off white shade. Once dry, I added Tinned Peas, Guacamole and Pumpkin Soup (sounds like a strange meal!) I made sure each layer was dry before adding the next shade in order to avoid grunging up the colours. I added some stencilling and added the "bump" technique. (Sue's is WAY neater than my version). Some stamping was added with a random word stamp.
At this point I went off in my own direction as I couldn't use any of the stamps Sue used. I've had this wonderful oriental gent for years. He's about 18 cm/7 inches high and a lovely detailed stamp. The dies are all Memory Box and the quote is a years old label from my stash.
I edged the whole canvas with Hyde Park and added some gold Liquid Leaf gently across the top to add some highlights. You can just see the effect here.
I really enjoyed making this, but I haven't quite decided whether it's a complete mess or it works.