"The Birthday Girls"
4 x 4 & 6 x 6 canvas collages
Wanna see the process? Oh good. 'Cause I took pictures along the way just in case. Ready? Here we go:
Step 1: Gather supplies including a group of original drawings and tiny blank canvases
Step 2: make color photo copies of some of your favorite images or sketches
Step 3: apply Gesso to canvases with a flexible palette knife
Step 4: find some of your favorite spray inks.
Step 5: ink away and dry throughly.
Step 6: apply heavy-bodied acrylics or acrylic Gouache to bits of your canvases.
Step 7: adhere some of your favorite collage materials to the canvases.
(Included here are decorative napkins, tissue paper and candy wrappers).
Step 8: spray / splatter some acrylic paints to the surface of your collages
Step 9: carefully cut out your colored copies and then fortify the lines with a black ink pen.
Step 10: glue your images to your collaged canvases
Step 11: add final touches including confetti stars, liquid shimmer (acrylic ink) and Stickles glitter.
Step 12: add color to the edges of your canvases with oil pastels smudged with your finger.
And there we have it: 5 little thank yous all lined up in a row. It was fun, fast and guess what? Actually complete. Yay, Me!
Wanna try it? If you do, please let me know: I'd love to see what you come up with!
To Love, Art & Getting Things Done,