Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Football Canvas

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Through the Craft Room Door. The Challenge runs from Feb. 10 - Feb16. As always, the theme is anything goes. The winner gets a $10.00 gift card from our sponsor...Just Inked.
 I was so excited when I saw this Football image. I knew it was something that my son would love. So I decided to make him a canvas to hang in his room. 
I printed the image on cardstock, colored it with watercolor pencils and then fussy cut it.

I had an idea of what I wanted the back ground of the canvas to look like but had NO idea how to do it. So, I went to YouTube and found THIS video on how to paint a sky. 
I followed the steps in the video to paint the sky and the grass. Keep in mind that you have to work fast during this process so the paint doesn't dry while you are trying to blend it.
these are the steps I took:
1) Gather all the supplies you will need and get them ready...A jar/glass of water, 2 paint brushes (1 to paint with and 1 dry one to blend with), a canvas, Gesso, paints and paper towels.
2) Paint the canvas with water
3) Paint the canvas with your wet paint brush and Gesso
4) Clean the paint brush
5) Starting at the top of the canvas paint it blue (as you move down the canvas the paint will naturally get lighter) Paint a little past where you want your sky to end
6) Take your dry paint brush and lightly brush over your wet paint. This will blend it a little more and helps to remove any lines there might be. 
7) Wash out and dry your blending brush 

You will repeat the steps above for the grass on the canvas.

Once I had the canvas all painted and dry, I set the image on the canvas where I wanted it and lightly outlined the bottom of it with pencil.  

For the shading I blended some green and brown paint together. I took the dry paint brush and lightly dipped it in the paint and then wiped off the excess. I painted the shading over the pencil line on both sides by going in a circular motion. I then placed my image on the canvas to see if I liked the shading. I ended up adding more shading underneath the helmet and calling it good (let dry).

I attached the image by spraying the back of it with E6000 and letting it sit for a few seconds. Then I gently placed it on the canvas flipped the canvas over and rubbed the back of it where the image was to make sure it was secure.   

Just Inked image...Football image
11x14 Canvas
Recollection Cardstock
Kimberly Watercolor Pencils
E6000 Spray adhesive
Real Blue, Nutmeg Brown, and Kelly Green Acrylic Paint

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges...
Party Time Tuesdays #195 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Art By Miran #25 - Anything Goes
Craft You Passion #248 - Anything Goes
Sami Stamps #22 - Anything Goes

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  1. I think the watercolored background turned out looking so right for this image! A great decorative piece for a boy's room!
    Thanks for participating in Catch the Bug's challenge this week and good luck!
    Pia, Bugaboo DT

  2. Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! :)

  3. I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
    Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

  4. I am sure that your son loved this super canvas!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw. Please pop by later to find out the details of our next challenge.
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  5. love your colouring... Thank you for playing along at Art by Mi Ran challenge #25.. Hope to see you in the next challenge.. Wish you luck at the draw.. ;)


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  7. Lovely card.Thank you for playing along at Art by Mi Ran challenge. Hugs Babi

  8. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenge!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  9. Lovely creating and clever use of the image. Great idea. Thanks for joining us over at Party Time Tuesday.
    Love n hugs

  10. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation! We do ask that you use a Sami Stamps image when entering our challenge. Thanks!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

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