Thursday, August 08, 2019

Wrapped Canvas by GDT Gabrielle

Hi Rubber Dance Universe, this is Gabriele from Cologne Germany. I'm a mixed media artist and proud to be the August Rubber Dance guest designer.

Today I made a 5 x 5 cm wrapped canvas as a gift to put into happy mail using the

First I glued down tissue paper and a punched black cardboard circle. 
I coloured the tissue with blue and sand watercolour and stamped a butterfly on mixed media paper. 
I used a leaf primer pen randomly on the wings to put some gold leaf on them.
After swiping the excess gold leaf away with a soft brush I cut the butterfly out and glued it loosely onto the black circle, because I don't want it to be totally flat. I gave the wings a little bow up with my fingers for 3D effect and coloured it with watercolour. 

I stamped the quote on wrinkled packing paper (to bring more sand colour in) and glued it down. With a black gel pen I did some outlining and drew some hearts on the tissue paper.  I decided to also fill some of them with gold leaf.  Finally I added some turquoise watercolour on the butterflies wings and on the edges of the canvas. 
I had a lot of fun with this and love how it came out. 
Gabrielle will be back again later this month.
You can see more of her makes on her Instagram page.

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