Friday, 8 April 2016
I don't normally make canvases, although I have done some with Sazz in her workshops. However, I quite enjoyed making this one and am reasonably pleased with the outcome.
First I stamped the bird in black archival ink to give it a crisp, clean look. I made a mask for the bird and added the moon and outer parts of the cloud masks. I then used a stencil brush and stonewashed ink for the sky. I made my own cloud mask from copy paper and inked these in with denim ink. After removing all the masks I painted the bird with espresso. I didn't want to use more colours as I wanted a clean, simple feel to the card. I stamped the greeting and the foliage (first and second generation) in black archival. I am (for once) really pleased with this and plan to make some similar ones as birthday cards for some of my family.