We were challenged with the color Fern Green this month so I decided to create a mixed media canvas with a green eye focal point. Using Memento Luxe ink pads, All-Purpose Ink and Fabrico markers, I added color to a canvas. To practice a new technique, I covered my wet All-Purpose Ink with Mboss Embossing Powder to enhance parts of the drawing. I also used Creative Medium to add texture to the canvas. Using Fabrico markers can help achieve details on your drawings easily and more accurate than a brush.
Time: 2 hours
Draw an eye on the canvas with the All-Purpose Ink in Real Black color.
Cover with Mboss Clear embossing powder and heat set. All-Purpose Ink is a dense ink that will stay tacky enough on a canvas for embossing, which is a great alternative to get the awesome shine and texture from embossing powder with the densely pigmented ink and no stamping.
Use the flower stencil and sponge daubers with the VersaColor Orchid and Memento Angel Pink ink pads to decorate under and top of the eye on the canvas.
Blend Memento Luxe Pistachio and Pear Tart inks with a Brushstix to color the iris and VersaColor Cement ink pad to color around the iris.
Add details to the iris using Memento London Fog and Fabrico Pine markers.
Cover the iris with the VersaMarker pen and the with the Mboss Clear embossing powder and heat set. This will give the eye a glossy look.
Use a palette knife to spread Creative Medium, paste over the tropical leaf stencil at the bottom of the canvas.
With the help of a Sponge dauber cover parts and among previously stenciled designs with the Memento Luxe – Pistachio ink. Stencil more leaves with VersaColor Turquoise ink.
Enhance the leaves and add detail with markers.
Cut a piece of paper at the shape of eye, place it on top and sprinkle or flick All-Purpose Ink Real black on the canvas.
- All-Purpose Ink – Real Black
- Mboss Embossing Powder – Clear
- VersaColor – Orchid, Cement, Turquoise
- Memento Inkpad – Angel Pink
- Memento Luxe Inkpad – Pistachio, Pear Tart
- Fabrico marker – Pine
- Memento Marker – Pear Tart, New Sprout, London Fog
- VersaMarker – Watermark pen
- Creative Medium – Chartreuse
- Palette knives
- Sponge daubers
- 10 x 12 inch blank canvas
- Sanna Lippert Designs – Dream Flower stencil
- DecoArt – Tropical leaf stencil
- Heat tool