Sunday, 15 March 2015

Clarity Challenge 25

Anything but a Card ....

Products used in the making of this Canvas include :

Clarity stamps :
Wee folk sets 3 and 4
Clarity stencil from the stencil design club 
Spray Starch
Cling Film
Micron Pen 
Jet Black Archival Inkpad
6 x 6  Primed Canvas Board
Gold Sparkling Signo Pen

Take the canvas board,brushos,spray starch and cut a piece of cling film large enough to cover the board.

Take the canvas board and sprinkle brushos of various colours onto the board.
Then spray with the spray starch, do not overdo this step as otherwise it will just all end up a runny mess .... to coin Barbara Grays phrase ... how does she know this ?? lol   Then cover with the cling film and manipulate with your fingers, put to one side and leave to dry.

When dry take the stencil and micron pen, position this however you choose and tape in place. Draw the lines onto the canvas. Remove stencil.

Stamp the elves, fairies, stars and flowers from the Wee Folk sets randomly onto canvas. I chose to do some Zentangle into some of the spaces but this is completely optional.

I then used the gold pen to enhance some areas.

Thanks for looking 

Love Doreen


  1. The canvas is lovely I love the choice of stencils and stamps you have used. Thank you for entering the challenge and good luck. Xx

    1. Thank you for your comments, I do really appreciate them so much xx

  2. What a nice canvas with the fairy s lot of work went into this the colours zentangle wonderful good luck clarity challenge x

    1. Thank you for commenting and yes a lot of work did go into this but I really enjoyed doing it so as far as I am concerned well worthwhile xx

  3. Doreen, your canvas is fantastic and thanks for the spray starch tip - I used Brushos for the first time last week, spritzed with water and now have a multi-coloured kitchen wall (missed the tiles - typical!!) Love how you have used your new stencil; not had time to play as I've been away all week. Thanks for taking the time to enter the challenge and good luck. ;~}

  4. A lovely canvas Doreen. I like your background and Zentangling, and the way you've used the stamps. Particularly enjoyed the sentiment! Thanks for entering the challenge. Good luck! xx

  5. Lovely colour Doreen, clever use of the new stencil too for the Zentangle. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  6. WOW - I made the picture larger to see all the intricate details. Hmm, Brusho's and starch eh? Will have to try that! Your canvas is fantastic.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Love this canvas Doreen. Great tip about using the spray starch with the brushos; I need to try that out. The stencil amd the zentangle have made a great backdrop fot the wee elves and fairies. Thanks for entering this months Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

  8. fabulous Doreen just fabulous - good luck and thanks for entering When I get a minute I too will have to try the spray starch x

  9. Love your canvas! Will have to try spray starch with brushos - I've used them with shaving foam in the past.

  10. What a great piece of art Doreen - I love your composition and the colour-combi is great. Brilliant Zentangle too, must have taken an age to complete. Good luck in this month's challenge x

  11. Thanks for sharing your techniques, Doreen. Your bright background is fantastic and zentangling inside the stencil is a great idea. Good luck in the challenge. x

  12. Wow !! Thank you all for your positive comments on this .... my mojo has done a bunk and this is a lovely boost for me as most things are going in the bin right now ! Really appreciate the comment and so pleased you like it. xx

  13. Oh my goodness Doreen, this is fabulous. I love it. Good luck in the clarity challenge.
    Amanda xx

  14. Your artwork is lovely, so colourful and I just love the fairies.