I had an idea for a larger painting that I wanted to do, but thought I would practice on these 6×6 inch chunky canvases first.
I collaged on papers torn from a vintage book, vintage dress pattern tissue and scrapbook paper. Next I randomly scraped on different colors of Golden fluid acrylics. I lifted off some of the paint with a baby wipe so that the papers beneath were more visable in some areas than others. Once dried, I applied some Golden heavy matte gel medium using a spatula. Texture was created by pressing objects such as dry wall tape and cardboard into the medium. After the gel medium dried, I painted the top portion of the canvas with teal fluid acrylic paint. Before the paint dried completely, I spritzed on some water and lifted off some of the paint with a paper towel to reveal some of the layers below. Next I painted over the bottom portion, using both orange and quinacridone red fluid acrylics. After the paint dried, I stenciled on some numbers, letters and dots using modeling paste tinted with the teal paint. After the paste dried, I brushed a pad of black StazOn ink over the top of the numbers, letters and around the edges of the each canvas. Using India ink, I scribbled on some black lines between the top and bottom colors on each canvas.
I am loving the luscious layers of paint and paper in these chunky little canvases.