Monday, September 9, 2019

Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial

Hello friends! I hope your weekend was great. We went to a viking market and for a bike ride. The boys also got new rain boots, red ones. They both needed to wear them today because it is pretty wet and rainy.  



I hope you will join us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. We are celebrating STAMPtember®, which has started at Simon Says Stamp. It's a month filled with surprises and inspiration, and even more so this year since it is the 10th STAMPtember®. Our theme this week is Stamp It. For me, stamps are the most wonderful and versatile product that there is. There is also a huge STAMPtember® release of new Simon Says Stamp products.

Don't miss the beautiful projects by our September guest designer Anne Redfern

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember.

I made a canvas panel this week, inspired by the beautiful Tumbling Leaves stencil from the STAMPtember® release. Sentiment stamps were used both as background elements, and to create the title. I wanted to see how Scribble Sticks would work on a canvas, and it turned out that they worked great. The canvas is 5 x 7 in. You can also do this technique on a card or in a journal.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Apply texture paste through stencil.

Start by applying texture paste through the stencil with a palette knife.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Paint the canvas with gesso.

When the paste is dry, paint with white gesso. When dry, add a layer of Dina Wakley's Clear Gesso, which gives extra tooth for the Scribble Sticks.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Scribble with light and dark brown around the leaves and at the top. Don't worry about how it looks. There are three Scribble Sticks sets available: set 1, set 2 and set 3. I used crayons from all three.
 Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Mist with water and watch the magic. You can smooth out some areas with your finger if needed.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color with Scribble Sticks.

When dry, color the leaves with the autumn colors. You can also add purple, but I left it out today. Don't worry about perfection.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Use clean water and a paint brush to turn the Scribble Sticks into watercolor, letting the colors blend slightly in the process.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

When dry, add some subtle shine with metallic Scribble Sticks.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add a shadow to the leaves.

If you want to, add a shadow with a Ground Espresso Distress Marker. You can use water to dissolve it somewhat.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

All my 6x6 in SSS background stamp have been missing since the move, and I was happy to finally find them. Stamp the background with a text stamp. I used Good Reading.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Splatter brown and metallic Scribble Sticks on the background. Wet the crayon with water and flick the tip with a paint brush.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp the background.

You can use sentiment stamps as background elements. Here I stamped words and phrases from Tabbed Sentiments. It doesn't matter if they aren't totally readable.
 Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp a sentiment with brown Archival Ink on a Tim Holtz Journal Card. Cut the card into a strip. The lace was die cut with Tim's Crochet set and the branches behind the title were die cut with his Fall Foliage from gold paper. I cut another sentiment from the SSS Sentiments Strips 4 set.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Finally, I glued some sequins from the SSS Sunken Treasure set to the background.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The mix of readable and not so readable words makes for an interesting background.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Acrylic paint leaves.

By adding a simple shadow, you give dimension to the leaves.

Layers of ink - Tumbling Leaves Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

You can even stamp small words over the texture paste, as you can see, even 'happiness' stamped across to leaves, is readable.

I hope you will join us this week in our Stamp It challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:

* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.



7 comments:

  1. Always love to stop by and see what you create - another stunning piece of art - TFS

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is gorgeous - love those stencilled autumn leaves and all the distressed text stamping in the background.
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, a Viking market sounds so interesting! Your canvas is beautiful, I love the rich autumnal colours! Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous canvas Anna-Karin :-) the stencilled leaves are so beautiful and I love the colours and whole design of this, absolutely stunning!! :-)

    The Viking market sounds fabulous!! and am sure the boys look very cute in their new red boots :-D

    Hope you have a great day!
    luv
    Lols x x x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a gorgeous project! LOVE the background and of course those colorful leaves!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hello Anna Karin! Love, love, love your beautiful autumn coloured canvas. The textures and colours are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work! :)
    So sorry I haven't been popping in lately. What a crazy, busy summer. Hope to have more time to check out all your lovely posts now that fall is on its way. :) Hope you and your family all enjoyed the summer season and are all set for the cooler days ahead. Cheers! :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment! Happy Crafting!