Memories of Mom
Inspiration for this canvas piece came from the Spring Farmhouse-Simple Things Scrapbook Paper. It immediately reminded me of my mom- the warm, simple upbringing we had as a family. Basic needs met, not a lot of money-but a great deal of love.
Spring Farmhouse- Simple Things Scrapbook Cardstock
Art Canvas 16" X 20"
Artist's Loft- White acrylic gesso
Liquitex- Acrylic gesso
Folk Art Acrylic Paint: Pure black, Medium Gray, Ballet Pink, Titanium
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
Mod Podge-Matte Medium
Golden- Matte Medium
Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue
Aleene's Rapid Dry Mixed Media Adhesive
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue
Lindy Stamp Gang Magical Powder- Ponderosa Pines Olive
Dylusions Shimmer Spray- Fresh Lime
Misc. found objects- Tim Holtz
Inkadinkado Meadow Clear Stamp(floral)
Moving vines template-The crafters workshop
Tsukineko Memento Copper Ink pad
Prep canvas surface with gesso- this medium creates a "toothy", stiff textured surface. It primes the surface or substrate (ie.canvas, wood, or cardboard) for painting. Without gesso, the paint would soak into the weave of the canvas.I sometimes use a mix of a lesser pirce brand gesso and a higher price brand to create a creamy, smooth texture medium.
Next, used the following acrylic paints mixed with matte medium and a bit of titanium to create an even balance of color as background.
I wanted to add a bit of visual texture - so I used a (single layer) black and white floral pattern napkin. To easily separate the layers (usually 3) of a napkin, I use a scotch taped "finger".
I found (one of my all time favorite mediums) Dina Wakley's soft gel matte medium so easy to use as an adhesive for tissue/napkin paper onto canvas or any other type of substrate surface. This gel medium is so gentle to use- brush it onto substrate surface and then onto tissue paper-never tears- just blends seamlessly right onto canvas.
As a center focal point- I made an inkjet photo copy of my "younger" mom peeking through a window frame- one of the images found on the Spring Farmhouse- simple things - cardstock paper which I cut out and collaged.
Finished off canvas by collaging various found objects, charms, chipboard, rubberstamping, and more napkin images.