Welcome to another crafty session with Angela. Hope you are enjoying all the projects shared here with the new alcohol gold splash launched by Itsy Bitsy recently. I am here with yet another pretty project with alcohol gold splash and hope you like it 🙂
DIY Hand Lettered Canvas Art with Gold Alcohol Splash
I took a canvas board from Monte Marte available at Itsy Bitsy – they are pre-stretched and pre-primed boards but have lesser thickness, somewhat like a mountboard. First I chose a layout to write the quote on my canvas by practicing on a blank paper. Once that was decided, I tried a few combination of shades from Itsybitsy alcohol gold splashes to use as background. I was pretty much satisfied with the combination of Frosted Pool and Purple Haze shades but since I was totally smitten by the pretty flowers Pooja had used in her home sweet home canvas project, I decided to go for that combination! I sprayed a combination of Golden Mocha and Wild Rose over the entire canvas. If you want to know more about the alcohol gold splash sprays, do read my previous post with introduction on them.
You need to spray only a little of the gold alcohol spray and you can use sponge blenders to spread/blend the colours with the blending solution. See how sparse the spray looks on the canvas but once I spread them using the blending solution, they look pretty and just enough for the bright look.
I used the round/cylindrical sponge blenders from Itsy Bitsy. I sprayed the blending solution in small areas and started blending them by just dabbing them with the sponge blender. If you roll the dauber over it, you are sure to get streaks or lines so I dabbed them over and over again till I attained the level of smoothness I wanted. You can even spray the blending solution on the sponge and dab on the canvas. Here is a look of the canvas with a part that is blended.
The canvas was a little big and honestly my hands were aching with all the patient dabbing 😛 But good efforts are always worth the result… right?
Once the fabric paint is dry, it tends to sink into the textures of the canvas and crack so I would advice you to go for another coat of paint at least on the down strokes which are thicker just like I did.
One final touch for this canvas would be a pine wood frame with white border space right? Hope you liked this simple super easy project with alcohol gold splash. See you next time 🙂
Happy crafting !
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