Blossoming trees

This is the 4th Diesire mixed media canvas featuring the set of dies -‘Blossoming trees’ from Crafter’s Companion.

The trees are cut from balsa wood and the other elements from grey board. I hope this canvas demonstrates the 3 important elements- Colour, texture and layout.

The texture is created by using CC embossing folders on Sheena white stamping card and texture pastes. The background colour is Aqua tint inks and the elements are painted with Pebeo paint. I also used distress inks.

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Also used are the texture pastes and mediums pictured below.

I began as with the last post, by attaching embossed card to the canvas. This time the texture was shaped and coloured like a landscape.

It was then sanded and highlighted and background trees stencilled in.

Then the pastes and crackle mediums.

Additional die cuts in black card were also added along with black paste stencilled in the foreground.I darkened the sky and sketched freehand branches and white dots. I coloured the crackle with distress inks.

Here’s version 2.

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