This was my favourite project in February - mainly because I got to play, play, play. Plus the colours were so happy and smiley.
Project: Canvas Art Bag (I converted a canvas book into a bag. Its for containing all my paintbrushes, pencils, scissors and other art materials - yeah, as if it can all fit in there - haha)
For this project, I used Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paints and made lots of happy colourful washes of colour on the canvas (a bit like watercolour). Then I collaged lots of pictures and whimsical details on the outside using Claudine Hellmuth Studio gloss medium.
A closer look at the outside
1. Claudine Hellmuth's Studio acrylic paints are really cool - even though you dilute them down, the colours are still super vibrant and rich - really nice.
2. Crepe Paper is really nice incorporated into a collage - the gel medium turns it translucent and it makes beautiful layers.
3. I am abnormally averse to glitter - everyone in my class rubbed stickles over all their pages to get sparkly backgrounds, unlike me who only used it on one page.
Inside page: with elastic for holding pens and brushes.
Did a medium transfer on the canvas with a photocopied photo.
No, its not your eyes (or my camera) - I made it blurry on purpose - stamped in the wash while wet. (And that's why there's fish - cos its wet - haha)
Hope you all had fun at class and felt like an artist for the day - I certainly did.