Friday, 22 May 2015

Down our Road - Dawn Heald

Morning all,

It is day 2 of Down our Road and today we have a wonderful 
project for you from Dawn.

Dawn says ......

"What a fabulous topic this week, a great reason to get out
 my new PaperArtsy JOFY Stamps. I wanted to create something
 colourful with texture. So here's my canvas. I'd love to know
 what you think and any tips you have when creating a mixed
 media canvas. Happy Crafting. X

To make this -

Set the scene.....

To start, create different textures on the canvas board by sticking
 on pieces of book pages, washi tape and crumpled tissue paper. 
Let dry, then spread random areas of Grunge Paste through the 
honeycomb stencil and also without any stencils. Build up the 
texture. You can always sand it down later when dry .
When dry, paint entire surface with a couple coats of 
white Gesso.

Next paint a sky and grass area using Media Misters to start 
with, then with Fresco Finish Paints and more Misters.
Dry and rub over with a sanding block to take some paint off the
 raised areas.

Lightly apply some white antiquing cream again catching raised
 areas.  Seal the canvas with the Satin Finish Varnish.
Now to add some patterns. All in random areas, stamp the
 Kaisercraft dictionary and numbers texture stamps with different
 colour Stazon inks. Then stamp the Kaisercraft bubble wrap stamp 
using white Gesso. Do this without an acrylic block, ink up the 
stamp and roll or press down only parts of the stamp. 
I keep them on the acetate backing when doing this and
 works a treat.
Spread silver embossing paste through Art Is Script stencil in
 random areas.
With the yellow embossing paste, spread some on the open
 pot rim and press onto canvas. Like a Sun.
Use a spray can lid, spread some more yellow embossing paste on
 its edge and press and twist over the first lot of paste. Sprinkle
 with glitter jewels iced snow. Leave canvas to dry.

Create the scene.....

Stamp PaperArtsy JOFY images onto white card and then onto
 coloured pattern papers and paper piece the designs. Use
 pencils to add more colour and a white gel pen to add highlights.
 Cover the flowers with glossy accents and coat with glitter
 jewels iced snow. With black pen, draw around the edges of 
completed pieces.

Stamp FAMILY on more pattern paper.
Using wooden coffee stirrers or lollipop sticks, make a fence 
and paint with white acrylic paint, crackle paint and crackle paste.
 Build up lots of layers to get it looking like it's old but repainted 
year after year.

Arrange your images on the canvas and glue down. 
  Squeeze Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls to flower centres. 

                Dot white Enamel Accents around the grass, like tiny flowers.

Phew that was a long one, but I hope you like the written step
 by step, to perhaps help those wanting to try something like
 this or inspire seasoned mixed media's. 
I personally, was really
 pleased with the outcome and will definitely be doing more like
 this. It was fun to play and build up the layers".

And we are very pleased with it too Dawn!
Another amazing project, thank you!

If you want to have a go.....
here is what Dawn used -

PaperArtsy JOFY stamps 29, 32
PaperArtsy JOFY mini stamps 20, 35
Kaisercraft Texture stamps - Dictionary, Bubble Wrap, Numbers,
Decoart Media Misters -Primary Cyan, Turquoise, Yellow Green
Sanding Block

Well thats it for today,
I'll be back tomorrow with another project from Neil.

See you then,

Jane x


  1. What a gorgeous piece, so bright and wonderful textures and layers. A really great step by step thanks for sharing and enjoy the bank holiday weekend x

  2. Love your background and its many layers. Your step by step is perfect Dawn!

  3. Oh, what an adorable scene, bright, fresh with a wonderful whimsy feel. Great layering & paper piecing (Jofy envy), all the additional highlights & finishing touches make it 'just so'. Tfs, your step-by-step is really concise too!

  4. This is a wonderful project, so cute and scrumptious, I love it!! Thanks for the detailed step-by-step Dawn, it's great to see your creative process :) Coco x


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