Tuesday, July 8, 2014

She Art Canvas

First off let me say that I love Christy Tomlinson and all her work from canvas to jewelry. If you don't know her, click on her name to go to her blog. She has online classes, an etsy store, YouTube Channel, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and an online store called Scarlett Lime. She is just such a sweet caring lady!
 I love Christy's work and have been eyeing all her She Art Girls , following her blog and YouTube channel. First though I took a class by Christy called Behind The ArtIt was full of so much information on how to create the background to a canvas and all the different types of products you can use. She breaks everything down into separate videos and really explains everything in detail and her process on how she creates her canvases. I was glad I took that online class first as it really helped with the She Art class. The She Art Workshop was just as informative and Christy was just as cute and sweet! I wouldn't hesitate to take her online workshops, they are worth the money and Christy is a wonderful teacher.

Here's my finished canvas. I think she turned out really cute and I had a blast putting the whole thing together.

I used lots of techniques and products. I started by covering my canvas in Christy's style called "quilt block"with paper from Authentique called Classique Pretty and Decoupage. I then applied a thin layer of watered down white craft paint to tone down the papers. I took my Faber Castell Artist Big Brush pens and shaded the outline of each block in coordinating colours. I also outlined the blocks after shading with a black marker pen. I used various stamps and stencils with Archival Ink by Ranger in different colours. I also took some Modeling paste and added some dimension with a stencil as well. I created my She Art girl and shaded her with the Faber Castell Big Brush pens. Then it was time to add some doily rub ons, lace and a flower in her hair. Christy likes to doodle alot on her canvas's but I was afraid to try that for fear of wrecking my work LOL. I will try next time though  as I think it adds character and more dimension. All in all it was so much fun and it sure brings the creative side out in you!
Chat at you soon,