11 August 2016

Here's the science bit!

Hi blog friends it's Clare here today and today I'm revisiting a technique that I used a long time ago.  It's more of an experiment with paint if I'm honest, it really is quite scientific!

Using Dylusions lemon zest, I painted a layer onto the canvas and dried.  After this I painted a watery layer of white linen, with a pipette I added some drops of surgical spirit. Here's the science bit!  The surgical spirit pushes the paint away leaving these beautiful natural circles that you can see below.

It is very important to do this in a well ventilated room!  Once the white layer was dry I added a watery layer of vibrant turquoise and added more surgical spirit, dry again, and another layer of watery white.

Once my white layer had dried I added the final layer of bubblegum pink and repeated with the surgical spirit.  I stamped Stampotique, Kira Nichols, Kitty Squad stamp and coloured with  water soluble crayons.  I cut them out and placed them popping out of the circles.  I stamped one of the Dylusions sayings and added to the mini canvas.  Finally a little doodling with my posca pens.

I decided that I would add a magnetic sheet to this canvas and pop it on the fridge.

Thank you for stopping by today, have lots of crafty fun!


Clare X X X 


Artmadnana said...

What a clever technique. Would it work with alcohol ink I wonder? I love the colours and the result is just gorgeous, helped by the peeping cats. Wonderful.

Unknown said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning. I love the colours. Thanks for sharing your technique. Cathy x

Renee said...

Very cool!

G Peplow said...

Interesting, looks lovely on the finished work too :D

Katie said...

Stunning canvas