I see so much that inspires me lately that I have trouble deciding what to do first. I like the newsprint canvas art that I've seen with the silhouette of birds or trees so I ripped up newpapers and decoupaged them to the canvas using Mod Podge. This all took place around the holidays and time just slipped away and I got caught up in life and didn't finish it.
|A poppy field - crayons on a newsprint canvas|
With the newsprint background I felt that red would pop and that made me think of a poppy field and that's how I got started. I took my crayons and melted the end over a candle and then make my strokes on the canvas. It was back and forth melt crayon, stroke on canvas and repeat. Some strokes were chunky leaving a heavy amount of wax while others were merely a smear, which made it so interesting not knowing what was coming in each stroke of crayon! I created the poppy blooms first and then added the stems. It looked good at this point, but I wanted to add the grassy field and cloudy sky. I created the field using various colors of green crayons and finally the horizon is white and graduates from light blue to dark.
|Just adding the white horizon at this point...|
I did stage this shot so you could see the work in progress.
The burlap was thrown in to hide my keyboard and I was
petrified I was going to catch it on fire! LOL!
I'm happy with the final piece and have to say that it was really fun! A neat benefit of the early newsprint treatment was the Mod Podge sealed the canvas and, if I got a drip or something that didn't look right all I had to do was scratch it off and there was no evidence it had ever been there!
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