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Monday, October 12, 2015
Mosaic Monday - Leaf Canvas
I used Liquidtex Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Medium, Titanium White, Phthalo Blue. I have applied a thin layer of Texture Paste with a palette knife.
Overall it was not too bad but I found the final piece a little flat. The maple leaf I had used for the printing was a deep dark color and was really gorgeous looking and I hated to throw it away. With the canvas looking flat I thought this is just what it needs. How to preserve it? A bit of checking and I painted both sides with Modge Podge. It needed a bit of strengthing so I using Modge Podge I adhered some deep burgundy mulberry paper to the back in strategic places. That will do nicely.
I cut letters from card stock painted with deep dark brown paint. I cut them with Stampin Up Little Letters framelits. I brushed them with some gold acrylic then adhered them to the canvas with quick dry adhesive.
Sharing as part of Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith at Lavender Cottage.