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Anything you can do on an art journal page you can do on canvas!

“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery

I took some shots as I was painting.

So here's the first layer of acrylic paint. I used Golden tubed acrylics.

More paint...

Collage and paint...

I forgot to take the next shot, but I added words in alphabet stamps. The real color is more vivid - these shots were taken indoors with existing indoor light.

Then some doodling with paint.

More collage and paint.

Pulled off the alphabet stickers, more collage, paint and doodles...

Here's what the painting looks like today. Not sure whether to add anything or let it be? I'm letting it sit and looking at it as I walk by each day. Anything you can do with acrylics + collage + neocolors an art journal page you can do on a canvas. Except for stitching it with your sewing machine.

This is another canvas from my stash of Blick Studio Canvas {cotton canvas, pre-primed for acrylic painting}. I would love to do another canvas with this look - before I forget what I did! Do you ever look at your art and wonder what the heck you did?

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Reader Comments (3)

Great colors, and I really like the paint doodling. Thanks for sharing your whole process! I just found some cards I made a few years ago that looked really nice, and wondered, how did I make these??? I guess it happens to all of us who put things aside for awhile :-)

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Andria, I wonder, even if we documented the exact process maybe it still wouldn't turn out the same!

10.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

Gorgeous! And if you REALLY want to add stitches to a can always stitch on some collage paper/elements and collage them onto your canvas to have the *look* of sewing on your canvas. LOL :) Thanks for sharing the process. I really like the idea of putting the alphabet stickers on partway through and then removing them a bit later. I'm going to give that a try.

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Jen, I love the way stitching looks on any page, so that would definitely work to get that look on canvas. The funny thing about the alphabet stickers is that they just happened to be in my ephemera basket - totally impromptu!

10.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen Clark

How do you glue your collage onto the canvas?

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Rose, Great question! The canvases I'm using are prepped for acrylics, and I simply glue the images with Mod Podge, the same way I would on heavy paper. Are you going to try this?

10.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRose

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