Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"Hope" by ~Donna

Hello my peeps! It has been a mad house in the Salazar household. Everyone has good jobs now and they are all working lots of hours so that means that grammy (that's me) is spending lots and lots of time with my little Hunter and not so much time in my studio or on my computer. I managed to snag a few hours today to edit photos and get this blog post ready.

This canvas was made for the His Kingdom Come "Take Me Deeper" project. I'm not sure which week this canvas is for because I did the last two weeks at the same time.

The bible verse I chose for this week is Hebrews 10:23 - Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for he who promised is faithful. 

I painted the background with my Smooch Spritz from Clearsnap. I painted a thin layer of gesso on the canvas then added Smooch Spritz while the gesso was still wet, this gave the background that mottled look. I used Ceramic Stucco texture paste for the letters and added a glaze made from my Gold Pigment Powder from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™. I painted the heart with a glaze made from my Pink Pigment Powder and did the highlights with my Twinkle Dust Glitter from Clearsnap.

In the photo below you can see the texture that I got on the letters from heating the texture paste until it bubbled. You can also see the outline and shadow that I made with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. These are quickly becoming my favorite pens to use on my canvases because they work so easily over paint.

 In the photo below you can see a little bit of the detail on the background as well as the little doodles that I did around the bible page strips with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens.

In the last photo you can see a little more of the background texture that I achieved with Smooch Spritz and gesso.

Product used:

Pigment Powder - Gold & Pink

Smooch Spritz - River Mossy, Sea Breeze, Wood Stain
Twinkle Dust Glitter

Liquitex - Ceramic Stucco Texture Paste
Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage
Spectrum Noir - Alcohol Markers

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~
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  1. This one is so sweet. Love the top and bottom "borders" - heheheh - great idea - they are so cute! And the stucco look of the letters is perfect. It just makes me feel satisfied - silly word, I know but... this project is just sweet and satisfying - peaceful - HOPEFUL!!!! j.

    1. Thanks Joi! This canvas is a little different than my usual style but I like experimenting. :)