“My Girls” Canvas Tutorial by Tina Connolly

Hello everybody, It’s Tina Connolly here! I’m super excited to share with you my first project as a member of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Seasonal Design Team.
In line with the gorgeous colour palette for January’s Challenge, I’ve used shades of purple along with Orange Creamsicle and Cosmopolitan Pink.

Here’s a tutorial on how I created it: 

Firstly, I layered lots of different die-cuts and a doily onto my canvas.

I lightly marked where my photo would go.  I added some laces, buttons, and embellishments I’d made from paper clay.  Next I painted everything with white Gesso, and added flat flowers.


 I sprayed a few layers of mists, building up the colours in different areas.  When you are using contrasting colours, my tip for spraying is to build the colours in separate areas first, starting with lighter tones and then build depth with the darker sprays.   Don’t spray all over with one colour, then expect the contrast colour to pop.

Darker purple tones were added for depth.  I allowed my dark purples to sit in the crevices around the diecuts, the top of the diecut will resist absorbing the spray because of the gesso.

I stamped some leaf patterns using clear embossing ink, and embossed with Aurora Amethyst embossing powder. I also inked and embossed the highpoints of the paper clay mouldings.
 My metal flowers and title was embossed with Pop Rock Purple embossing powder (which is opaque), then the “My” and the lower part of “Girls” was embossed with Aurora Amethyst (which is translucent).
I love the effect this creates!

My chipboard branches were painted with Witches Potion Purple, and heat embossed once dry using Aurora AmethystCosmopolitan Pink Starburst spray was added to create a few highlights.

And here are some closeups of the finished project.

The flowers were misted with shades of purple Starburst sprays to give that beautiful shimmer.

14 thoughts on ““My Girls” Canvas Tutorial by Tina Connolly

  1. Hi Carole, Good question, its because the diecuts are raised slightly, and I didn’t push the gesso into all the crevices. Also on the lace I’ve only lightly brushed the gesso over, so only the top part is resisting.
    Happy scrapping,

  2. This is really Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the texture from the doilies is Amazing!!

  3. Your canvas is really beautiful – as is your family. And, thank you for the tutorial – I am beginning my learning process for mixed media and am trying to absorb so many techniques. Again, thanks.

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