Let me start by saying thank you to the Curiosity Crew for choosing my Truth canvas as the winner in challenge 4. I am looking forward to receiving my stash of Tim products, kindly sponsored by him and Mario. This week they are sponsoring the prize again and The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponsor Challenge 6, and lovely owner Linda Coughlin is offering a fabulous $25 shopping spree to one very lucky CC3Cer!Linda's blog.
Sadly, the burlap canvasses are not available at any of my local craft stores so I had to make do with a Typo (Australian home decor shop which we have in South Africa too) find of a finer burlap type canvas with a pre-printed letter on it. In this case it was a Y.
I covered the letter with gesso, but it has shone through...this only happened when the whole lot had dried after I had added my tissue paper which I did while the gesso was damp as I was impatient...so I carried on (after 2 days of pondering what to do, I might add) as there was no going back at this stage cos I didn't have another canvas or any more tissue paper!
Here you can see the Y shining through the paint and the tissue paper, the 3D heart and butterfly sticker that I used on the canvas.
I was given these lovely circular metal word embellies by a friend and I use them sparingly cos they are precious. You can see its fake shadow as well as the hearts. I think they look really real in real life!
In the end, you can't see the Y any more and I learned my lesson...SLOW DOWN! Over all I am happy at the end, but it was touch and go at one stage and nearly went in the bin! That was my other lesson from this project. Persevere, you can't tell what it will look like till you are finished! I am not usually one to give up easily, but the Y really threw me for a day or two!