Karen here, sharing a canvas with lovely layers and great dimension. Adding dimension to your layouts can be simple and fun. I had this cute photo of my girls when they were enjoying a day in the pool some years ago. I thought that this pic would work perfectly for a 12 X 12 Canvas with layers, texture, and dimension.
Using stencils and molding paste really adds great texture and appeal to your projects and did so for this canvas as well.
I began the process by applying gesso to my canvas and letting it dry. I then created some fun drippage with various Art Anthology inks and water.
Next I laid my 12 X 12 Sketch Grid stencil (TCW456) on top of my canvas, and applied a layer of molding paste. Tip: Molding paste provides great depth, dimension, and texture. After applying molding paste and scraping away the excess, immediately slip stencil into water or clean with baby wipes before the modeling paste dries on your stencil.
After allowing the molding paste to dry, I applied vintage photo ink to the canvas with a foam tool. Applying the vintage photo ink lightly onto the molding paste was key to creating a complimentary background for the photo and embellishments.
Sweet Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: (TCW456) Sketch Grid; Patterned Paper: Stampin Up; Flowers, Nests, Clear Bulbs, Bird Bling, Metal Birdcages: Prima; Butterflies: Recollections; Bookplate: Advantus; Ink: Art Anthology, Dr. Ph Martin’s, Ranger; Molding Paste: Golden; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Gesso
I love how this canvas turned out. The use of the Sketch Grid stencil really helped maintain balance. It provided the level of texture and dimension that was needed to enhance the overall design of the canvas.
Thanks so much for visiting today.
The Creative Workshop Design Team Member
2 thoughts on “Creating Dimension with Stencils”
I love texture paste and the depth that I adds to a canvas! Neat tip about the foam brush and the vintage photo ink!
Beautiful canvas Karen. Lovely keepsake!!!