Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Hi. At artastic this month the focus has been on stencilling. For this challenge I have created a canvas wall panel.

The background is a 30cm x 40cm deep canvas which was firstly painted with white acrylic paint. To this I added steaks of greys, ochre and umber to make a weathered appearance. Stencilled fronds to represent seaweeds were added in various shades of grey to create a layered effect. The stencils were also applied to the sides of the canvas. In addition to this I added mesh fibre which was then sprinkled with embossing powders, beads and sequins which were then heated.
This method was also used on the smaller canvas board with starfish skeletons.

The glues used for this technique are PVA based and when applied thickly, give fabulous bubble effects when heated.
The inspiration from ARTastic was based on the work of William Rose.

Catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di


  1. Super pretty. Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

  2. Such a beautiful canvas. Thank you so much for joining us at ARTastic this month. :)

  3. Such a beautiful canvas and a great take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic. Anna xo

  4. Beauiful canvas! Really great! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  5. Beautiful canvas and an original take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along.

  6. Beautiful canvas and pretty stenciling! Thank you for joining our March challenge at ARTastic!

  7. Such an unusual effect Di but it looks fantastic. Thank you so much for joining in with us on ARTastic.

  8. The stencilled fronds work so well as seaweeds. Thank you for sharing this beautoful project with ARTastic.