Monday, July 27, 2015

Watercolor on Canvas (Tutorial)

I wanted to watercolor on canvas, but felt that it would not work out very well. So I decided to go back to an older method that I haven't done in years... "Collage on Canvas". All has the same methods except that I am working with a precious watercolor painting. That's when spray sealant  on the painting itself comes in handy. It worked and turned out beautifully. 

Title: Sunflower on Canvas
Date: July 17, 2015
Size: 4" x 6" painting on 5" x 7" canvas
Given as a birthday gift to my Brother-in-Law
As I was looking for inspiration for a watercolor painting, I came across a blog post from Elvie Studio. Her whole idea was wonderful, especially the outline border technique. It made the painting stand out more.

Steps used:

  1. Paint with watercolors on a 4" x 6" piece of 140# watercolor paper. Let dry.
  2. Iron painting upside down on a white towel or pillowcase and place heavy books on top for 10 minutes to cool down. This with flatten your painting.
  3. Spray with sealant. Let dry.
  4. Tear white tissue paper in tiny pieces and place randomly on a 5" x 7" flat canvas board with Mod Podge. Let dry.
  5. Paint tissue paper with watercolor paint. Let dry.
  6. Cover whole back of painting with tacky glue and place on prepared canvas board.
  7. Place project between wax paper and top with heavy books. Let dry.
  8. Paint whole surface with Gloss Medium. Add glitter. Let dry.
  9. Add another coat or two of Gloss Medium. Let dry.
  10. Glue a piece of scrapbook paper slightly less than 5" x 7" onto the back of the canvas to hide all the flaws. Place project between wax paper and top with heavy books. Let dry. 

Now you have a masterpiece. 

If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to ask. Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. I really love this canvas. i love sunflowers and just learned something new to try out. thanks for the tut .



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