Sweet Little Bird
and RubberMoon Art Stamps. Today I would like to show
you how to create a sweet little bird painting on a mini canvas.
My preoccupation with Spring continues.
I just can't help dreaming about the longer, warmer days
when the birds will be singing and flowers will be blooming.
In the following tutorial we will be working with
acrylic paints and a sweet little RubberMoon Art Stamp designed
by your's truly and a mini canvas.
I have really had a great time using these little canvases.
You can experiment all you want.
When you are done you have a tiny creation
for adding to existing wall arrangements.
Or, as you experiment and collect them, you can
create a decorative wall ensemble.
Let's Get Started!!
Start your mini painting by applying a dark
layer of paint on your 2x2 inch canvas.
I got my canvas at Michael's Art Store.
Here I applied cream in a corner and then used
dark paint on a RubberMoon Art Stamp-Henri Motif, #TK5f.
**Special note- watch the little Henri Motif stamp (in the lower right corner of the canvas) slowly disappear during the creative process. This was not planned. Originally I wanted it to show through the transparent gel medium. However, as things moved along it became apparent that the little shape would not work with the rest of the composition. Artistic license took over and the little shape gradually disappeared.
Cie la vie
Sometimes art will dictate itself
The shape needed some extra paint to make it darker.
I used a rigger brush.
Next I applied a thick layer of Gloss Heavy Gel.
As you can see, it goes on white.
When dry, it will be completely transparent
with a very shiny finish.
Next I apply a layer of Burnt Sienna using a
very stiff, scratchy brush-the best kind
for achieving texture.
Next layer is done with turquoise and dark lime green.
Then, add some, cream and french gray blue.
Here I applied some white paint to the same
stamp I used earlier
Just using this stamp to get some added
Here I created a bird shape with a
stencil I made from a manila folder. I chose only one
of the birds for this mini canvas. I also added
branches using the rigger brush I mentioned earlier. (Not shown)
More stamping done
on the edges of the piece
and some detailing. Very small, pointed brushes
A sweet little bird just waiting for Spring to make an appearance.
Many thanks for visiting RubberMoon's blog page. It was so much fun creating this tutorial for you to try. I hope you have enjoyed it. If you should have any questions, just leave them in the comment box.
Visit this wonderful company, RubberMoon Art Stamps http://www.rubbermoon.com/
You will find oodles and oodles of amazing artsy stamps in addition to the stamp used here.
This is the last post in the series of tutorials with RubberMoon Art Stamps. This experience has been nothing short of wonderful. I have enjoyed myself immensely. I feel like I have a group of new friends. The only thing left to do is get together-for real!! Many thanks to everyone who has been so supportive. I have learned so much from amazing team members and supportive viewers.
Until next time.........
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