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Friday, 12 July 2013

A bit of Mr Skinner!

I always find it a little tricky following a sketch, no idea why as you all make it look so easy!  This week over at *The Craft Barn Blog* we are doing just that!!!  I have done a canvas...am I allowed to wave my flag and say that I am really pleased with it and love it? :D


The sketch....


Using Fresco Paint in Guacamole and Cheesecake I covered my rectangular canvas (roughly A4 ) and dried with a heat gun. (Always dry between layers to stop the paints 'muddying') Then, using my finger I smeared on Ice Blue and Claret. Using Andy Skinners Mask (Burning Rubber) and more Claret I stencilled along the bottom before adding Gesso with my brayer to 'dull' it all down a little. Going back to the mask I stencilled in Ice Blue down one side. I have used Tando Creative Heart Cogs and painted them up in the same colours, using a stipple brush around the edges. For the children I have stencilled through Andy Skinners Mask (6x6 Children) using a mix of Claret and Guacamole onto white card, then cut them out. I tore a dictionary definition of children out and coloured it before glueing in place behind the children. The quote is PC generated.

Thank you so very much for popping by!  Please take time to leave a comment so that I know you have been.  HUGS xxx

Tando Creative Heart Cogs Mix Small
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints - Claret, Guacamole, Cheesecake, Ice Bluex

8 comments:

Dawn said...

This is stunning sweetie, I LOVE it. You have done yourself and Sir Skinner proud. Hmm, which wall is it going on then??
Huge huggles x x x x

Von said...

Oh I should think so Karen :) it's gorgeous !
Von ♥

Caroline said...

Hi there...
I found you via this piece on Craftbarn blog & HAD to come say... IT'S SO BRILLIANT!!! Really like how you have altered cogs & used stencils. Also the colours are just gorgeous!! TFI :))

Kaz said...

Of course you are allowed to say that. It's a beautiful canvas, love the whole thing xxx

DIane Warburton said...

It's a very original interpretation of the sketch but I would expect nothing else. It inspired you and led you to a happy place, so job's a good 'un.
Hope that it leaves you in that happy place for the weekend - enjoy! xx

coco said...

I love your Canvas Karen... At forst Childhood is one among my favorite themes, and love how you used these two wonderful masks... The text id fab too, and also the subtle colours are really gorgeous. Great made !!! Bisous, Coco xx

Traceyr said...

Karen I love the way you have painted those children it really gives them definition.

Lovely canvas.

:)

Carol said...

Karen this is totally gorgeous no wonder you're so pleased with it.... xx