I tried something new this week that I wanted to share. I stamped on canvas for the first time and I was really happy with the result.
My family lives in Mississippi so I used a magnolia stamp, the state flower, to make this canvas. I just bought some pre-wrapped canvases from Michaels.
First, I primed them with Gesso, the clear kind. You use a foam paint brush to brush it on and it's white but dries clear. There is also a white kind so don't get that kind or it will dry white.
Since I bought the pre-wrapped canvases, I used wood mounted stamps that fit in the opening in the back and a piece of foam to make the middle of the canvas taut. It would've been easier to use a loose piece of canvas but this worked fine.
Next I stamped and colored with copics. When you color, use light strokes so the ink doesn't smear. If you use a light color, kind of dot it on. I used a yellow and that's what I did. When I used strokes, it smeared. I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Then I put Diamond Stickes in the middle and Glossy Accents on the leaves. Stamped Mississippi on it and I now have a nice gift for my Mom. You can also spray a clear sealant on it but I didn't.
Here's what it looks like.
Then you can frame it if you'd like.
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