-a large canvas (I used an 11x13)
-various bits of printed paper such a scrapbook paper, sheet music, dictionary pages etc.,
torn into small pieces
-small piece of fabric, large enough to cover bottom portion of canvas
-glue (I used Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre, which worked great)
-paint samples (free from hardware store) to spread paint with instead of using s brush
-black oil pastel crayon
-stamps and/or stencils to create “texture” to background and add a possible quote
Glue bits of paper to canvas in a collage fashion, covering most of the surface. Glue fabric piece on bottom section of canvas. Let dry.
Take your black oil pastel crayon, and draw a simple figure, such as an animal, on dried surface.
Using a paint sample as your “brush”, paint everywhere except the inside of your image. By using this technique you avoid having brush marks and you can apply the paint in a thicker manner. Do NOT cover your oil pastel lines-this will give more “character” to your finished work. Let background dry.
Stamp or stencil on top of first layer of paint, using a lighter shade of paint than your background, to give “depth”. Let dry.
Step 5: (optional)
Stamp words, sayings or quotes on background.
Apply a top coat of Mod Podge over entire surface of work. I don’t like a shiny surface, so I took a rag and blotted off some of the glue as I worked.
After I finished my collaged piece, I added a “safety” eye (used for making stuffed animals) to my chicken. Scroll back up to the top to see completed project.
I hope you have as much fun as I did doing this whimsical piece. I can’t wait to work on another one!