For my design team project this week for Imagine If I have been playing with some product that I ordered from Jo and combined with some chipboard pieces I have made a small 6"x6" faux metal canvas. I love playing with texture and for me the chipboard just lends itself so well to this kind of project.
To begin I glued tissue paper to the front and sides of the canvas. I then used one of Jo's stencils to add texture to the canvas using texture paste through the stencil.
I then painted the canvas with black gesso.
I then chose some chipboard pieces from Jo's extensive range of chipboard products.
A arrow from the Arrow with words pack
A key from the Keys Set
A piece of fence from the Fencepost
A piece of Chicken wire
A birdcage from the Birdcages set
A frame from the Rectangle Frame set
An owl, a set of mushrooms and rushes, a star and a butterfly
I glued each of these to the canvas painting them black as I was gluing them down.
Once the glue and the gesso had dried I painted the whole canvas with Viva Ferro Gold paint. This gives a metallic effect to the piece. Then to try and give it a patina I drybrushed the canvas with Viva Ink Gold Turquoise and Viva Ink Gold Cobalt Blue.