• Hannah Oxberry

Tutorial: Heart & Daisies Box Canvas

I am inspired by the works and creations of the talented artists I have had the pleasure to meet during my arty journey. One such artist is the fabulous Tracy Weinzapfel who creates beautiful pieces in bright and bold colours.

Here is my Heart & Daisies project, inspired by her.

For this project you will need;

15x15cm Box Canvas

Deli Paper

StazOn Jet Black Ink

Hearts & Swirls stamp by Tracey Weinzapfel at Dare2BArtzy

DecoArt Media Ultra-Matte Varnish

Sunburst stencil by Andy Skinner at DecoArt

White Gesso

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Yellow Green Light,Colbalt Turquoise Hue, Primary Yellow, Cadmium Red Hue, Interference Magenta

1.8-2.5mm Posca Pens in White and Black

Step 1

Choose your focal point stamp and stamp the design on to deli paper with StazOn Jet Black ink.

Step 2

Cut around the stamped image and place it onto the box canvas, this will give you an idea of space.

Step 3

Using a soft wide, flat and slightly damp brush; layer the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Yellow Green Light, Colbalt Turquoise Hue and Primary Yellow on to the box canvas.

Be careful at this stage not to over work or over blend the paints.

Step 4

To add further detail to your background; take the stencil and position it off centre.

Using the same paint colours as in Step 2, and a stenciling brush, dab through the colours.

Step 5

Next add a framing effect to your canvas by painting lines using white gesso

I find the edge of an old card is perfect for creating this effect.

Step 6

Stick your focal image in to place using the ultra-matte medium.

Be sure to go over the top of the image with the medium as well.

Step 7

Next paint in the image using white gesso. This creates a nice base on to which you can paint your colours.

Step 8

Paint in the heart, daisies and leaves with undiluted fluid acrylics.

For added interest I have used a layer of DecoArt Interference Magenta to the petals of the daisies.

Step 9

Finally outline your image with the black Posca pen and add embellishments with the white to highlight.

I hope you have enjoyed the Heart & Daisies tutorial, happy crafting!

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