Love your Smile – Rosalie Duke-Stanley – Mood Board Inspiration

This months challenge is one of rich warm colours. I have used these tome to create a mini canvas of a photo of my daughter when she was younger. 

To create this canvas, I used white crackle paste to add a textured base.  Once dry, a variety of Lindy Stamp Gang (LSG) magicals were sprinkled on the base to add depth of colour. I finished the preparation with a layer of soft grey paste through a stencil. I randomly stamped words on the base to add a grungy look. 

Dusty Attic chipboard was sprayed with a variety of pink, red and coral LSG sprays and edged with a black watercolour pencil to highlight the shape of the flowers. 

Antique doily’s were soaked in bleach to remove the aged yellow colour (works best if left overnight). Once dry, spray with a soft LSG grey spray. I cut the doily’s up roughly ready to use on the canvas. 

The main Dusty Attic frame under my photo was painted with LSG magicals – Bratwurst Brown.

To assemble, I added the photo on the frame and layered the flowers and doily pieces in and around the main feature. Add the word tab and art stones. I prepare the art stones by adding to clear glue and grey LSG spray and paste in and around the edges of the doily and any areas where there are gaps.

A final flick of white gesso over the layout and a black water colour pencil around the edge to finish off. 

I hope you have enjoyed my mini canvas and would love to read any comments you have for me in the comments bar below.