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A Look Of Haughty Disdain

In my previous post I made a canvas with a rust technique and just knew the girls would love to do this so in the class today we made a miniature version.

Lots of painty dimension was added to a 5″ x 7″ canvas plus they used a product which they have never used before … ‘Beeswax’.


All the images were stamped onto tissue paper before adding a wash of colour onto the back.

Now as you know, tissue paper when wet becomes very tricky to use and shreds rather easily.  Everything nearly went to pot but all was rectified in the end and each went home with a rather tasty looking canvas.



6 Responses to “A Look Of Haughty Disdain”

  1. Sandra says:

    This is fabulous Shirley. The stamps work perfectly with the vintage colours. The technique does sound a bit tricky but I think I’m going have to give it a go, I’ll let you know how it goes :). Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

  2. Crafty friend says:

    Love it shirl cannot wait for the 20th xx

  3. Love, love, love…lucky girls at your classes!!!
    Dot x

  4. Craftyfield says:

    Brilliant design for a man!

    Once again I find that my email subscription from your blog is failing to alert me to new posts. I don’t know what’s going on with WordPress! xx

  5. Donna Ellis says:

    Oh my! Haughty is right! LOL It’s what I would think of back in the 1800s with the aristocracy. Fabulous canvas, and I’m sure this class was a rousing success! would love to have been there. Shirley, when stamping and coloring on tissue paper at home, is it acceptable to let it dry before moving it and adhering it to the canvas, or does it actually need to be wet to better accommodate the underlying textures? Thanks for always teaching me so much. I do hope to change my commitments in 2017, and try different techniques and such. Your blog is one that always inspires me, and I hope to try some of the things you do. Oh! One last question. When doing a project like this on canvas, do you use gesso, or do you paint a bit on it? Or use some sort of base? Or just leave it as virginal canvas and work from there. I actually have some bee’s wax and encaustic waxes, so those are doable LOL Thanks again, hugs, de

  6. Avril says:

    Love the grungy feel to this and yes, your gent certainly does look haughty! Love working with beeswax, think I might be getting the melt pot out.
    Avril xx

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