Saturday, August 13, 2016

DIY Cool Sunflower Canvas Art

The sunflower painting is another in our canvas painting technique series. Christy created this one with cardstock, our die cut machine, inks and gesso.

Cool Sunflower Canvas

1. Color background with Dye Ink Pad - Blue.
2. Cover with a light coat of Mod Podge, let dry.
3. Use any color cardstock and cut Sunflower Die Cut on die cut machine in the store #177. I used two layers of the flower part of the die cut, slightly off-set to give more dimension.
4. Mod Podge onto canvas, let dry.
5. Paint entire canvas and sunflower with a thick coat of White Gesso.
6. Dry with a heat gun as this will increase the amount of cracks in the gesso, which is the cool factor here.
7. Mix texture paste and yellow and orange pigment inkpad refill liquid to get the right color sunflower for your liking.
8. Using your finger, cover the flower portion of the die cut, except for the center. Rub harder on the top layer edges to leave white on the edges of the flower.
9. Wipe excess paste that might creep over the edge of the flower with a damp cloth or baby wipe.
10. Mix texture paste and brown ink for center, repeat process.
11. Mix texture paste and green ink for the stem and leaf.
12. Using a damp cloth or baby wipe, use a tiny drop of blue ink and rub it on the upper half of the background to barely color it blue. Hopefully some of the original blue will be showing through the gesso still.
13. Repeat this process with a little bit of green for the bottom half.

That’s it! Sit back and enjoy your genius!

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