6 x 6 Chunky Canvases with Monogram
My little friend Ashton turned 11 over the weekend. She celebrated in style with a day's worth of activities followed by a slumber party for 8 of her closest friends. One of her life loves is art, so I volunteered to create and teach a project that I hoped they would all have fun with. The results are what you see here: a series of 6 x 6 chunky canvases collaged with handmade papers (a la Shona Cole) and topped off with painted and glittered initials. We documented the process step-by-step so that I could share it with you here . . .
Sand craft store initials
Create handmade papers using printer paper, Gesso and craft paints
Paint initials in desired color
Add stamps to painted papers
Tear handmade papers and glue onto canvas with gel medium
Add gel medium to painted initial and sprinkle with iridescent glitter
Adhere initials with E-6000 (I did this on my own) and allow to dry
Volia! Happy Birthday Ashton - I love you!