This painting was a really fun experimental piece. I thought I would share my creative process since it was a little different from my acrylic painting on canvas.
I had picked up some Golden acrylic mediums a while back and I have used the Coarse Molding Paste for a couple of image transfers, but I have been wanting to experiment with adding it to an acrylic painting to build up some textures and shapes. For the first layer, I mixed my acrylic paints with some Golden Acrylic fiber paste and coarse molding paste which created a thick textured paint that I applied to the canvas and then let dry. Then I painted the background over it. I painted the flowers adding in some medium in some areas to thicken the paint and add even more texture.
These are the supplies and tools I used as well as acrylic paints and brushes. I went tool shopping in my kitchen drawer and found some useful items. I finally got to use that Pampered Chef scraper! They are now designated studio tools. They were just using up space in my kitchen anyhow. 🙂
About 1/2 way through the painting I decided to add some more texture by applying the Golden Coarse Molding Paste to a stencil. I applied the molding paste without any paint to the stencil. I used my palette knife and a plastic knife to apply the paste to the canvas.
Once I had a lot of medium over the stencil I used my Pampered Chef squeegee (not sure what it is actually called) from my kitchen to get a smooth surface.
Then I lifted the stencil off. I cleaned the stencil with the squeegee and put the excess paint back into the jar. (Don’t waste any of it!) I finished cleaning the stencil with a wet paper towel and then hung it on my window with painters tape to dry so I can re-use the stencil for other projects.
I also used a portion of a stencil to write the word forever. The triple picture below shows the stencil, the dried paste and then a detail of the finished painting with paint over the top.
I also applied some of the Acrylic Coarse Medium over the paint in some areas as well as mixed it with the paint to add more texture to the flowers as I painted in more details.
Another stencil application in the lower left corner of the canvas. Once I lifted off the stencil, I went in and added more lines with my palette knife while the paste was still wet.
Here is the final painting again. I hope you enjoyed seeing my creative process.
Have a wonderful creative day, Janell
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