Speaking of inspiration...I chose Mary, Queen of Heaven as my subject for this challenge. This is my first attempt at altered canvas. I started by giving the canvas a base coat of Gesso and then applied Adirondack Acrylic paints before the Gesso was completely dry. Rather than brush it on, I pounced it to get more texture. I printed a copy of the Ave Maria by Franz Schubert, tore out a section and applied distress ink before sticking it to the tacky canvas. I did the same thing with the picture of Mary which is just printed on plain cardstock. I covered the chipboard flourish with paper from an old dictionary and more DI. Once the paper elements were stuck to the canvas I gave the whole thing a good coat of distress crackle in Clear Rock Candy. A little more distress ink and some embellishments (also hit with crackle paint) and voila! Not too bad for a first attempt.
Cardstock: Recollections - White
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Blessed Virgin Mary, Hail Mary
Inks, Stains and Paints: Ranger Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet; Adirondack Acrylics –Berry Wine, Toffee; Adirondack Alcohol Ink – Red Pepper; Distress Crackle Paint – Clear Rock Candy, Tarnished Brass
Accessories & Other Stuff: Artist’s Loft 6x8 Canvas; Gesso; Prima - Heart Charm, Roses; Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Crown; Chipboard flourish
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