Thursday, 13 February 2014


SEAHORSE CANVAS..the latest project

The 'shells' were made using paper clay and a home made silicone mould...details HERE.
A layer of a texture paste...B&Q Flexible Filler or an artists paste...and the shells pressed into it.
Sand then sprinkled over the paste. Left to dry. I've used accent beads in the photo but later glued sand over ...but accent beads would do if you've no sand.
When dry, paint with white acrylic paint or gesso.


The seahorse is from Peerless Designs' Tangletastic CD. It was printed on to paper and glued to the canvas.
Then painted with blue acrylic paint.
The seaweeds are from Peerless Designs' Seahorse Mask Medley Pack.  The filler was pushed through one of the weed stencils and then again...reversed ...on the other side.

Green paint was then applied to other stencil weeds...light first, then dark, to give an impression of distance.
Small seahorses and bubbles from my Seahorse Die Sheet (please contact for details) were stamped with blue Staz-On ink.

The seahorse was then painted with Pebeo Fantasy paints.

Then the raised weeds and shells were painted with acrylic paints...matt and pearl.
The whole canvas was then painted with glossy and matt mediums.
More small weeds were added using the Fantasy paints.

Lastly, accents such as Glossy Accents and Dewdrops were added. I'm still deciding about some glittery bits. The sides of the canvas will be decorated with filler, sand and several coats of glossy medium.