Painting with Collage: Rainbow Canvas
I was inspired by a printed canvas that are usually found in the kids aisle at the craft store. It came with a fun design printed on it and I thought it would be fun to “paint” it in using collage as my main medium.
You can get creative and use old book pages, scrapbook paper with fun prints, old wrapping paper, tissue paper, etc. If you don’t have a printed canvas, just draw your own image lightly with pencil. Then fill it in the same way using your papers and glue of choice. Cover the entire collage with a coat of sealant/glue such as DecoArt Decoupage.
This will allow you to go over with brush pens, paint and other layers that are easy to wipe away if you don’t like something or if you want to reveal more of the collage underneath.
Also, when printing your digital collage papers, be sure to print them to fill the entire paper and select borderless printing to have the most patterned paper to work with.
- Collage Paper: Vintage Wallpaper 3 Collage Pak, Butterflies (Resource Library Collage Sheet) you can get access to the resource library by becoming a subscriber
- Stencils: Backgrounds 2, Words of Love, Scribbles, Flower Scene, Patterns 1
- 12×12 printed canvas (or blank and draw your own image)
- DecoArt Decoupage glue/sealer
- Catalyst brush or wedge
- Golden fluid acrylic (various rainbow colors)
- Lumiere metallic paint (Bright Gold)
- PITT artist brush pens (various rainbow colors)
- Daler Rowney FW inks (various rainbow colors–some in pearlescent and/or metallic)
- Foam stamps (I used Art Foamies in various patterns by Balzer Designs)
- Paint brush
- Baby wipes
- Makeup sponges
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