Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Music Canvas Project with Princess TJ Part 1

I painted some small canvases recently and my daughter, TJ, wanted to have a go too. So I taught her a few techniques and she wowed me with her creative ideas. I'm going to have to try some of those ideas out myself soon. I took step by step photos to share the techniques with you, and she is very happy to share her creative process with you too. She used Acrylic Paints on a 5x7 canvas.

Today I'm going to show you how she prepared the base of her painting.

First she coated the canvas with bright pink paint.
Next she thinned some purple paint with water and brushed it over two areas of her canvas
Then she used a tissue to "rag off" some of the wet purple paint.

Once the purple paint was dry TJ chose some stencils from my stash and sponged blue paint through them. We don't have any sponges but find the children's craft pompoms really useful for this technique. Both stencils are from The Crafter's Workshop and the first one was designed by Julie of Balzer Designs. When sponging make sure you don't put too much paint on the "sponge".

To finish the base TJ placed some very watery paint on one corner and tipped the canvas to allow the paint to drip. She moved the canvas around while the paint dripped to make a wiggly line.

This was left to dry and few days of playing with toys etc before she picked it up again to add her focal image. Be sure to come back for Part 2 in a few days.

Blessings to you all from Angela and Princess TJ.


  1. It's lovely. That is not taking so much time, but looking great. Thanks for sharing Frederika

  2. Great depth and layering! Time to paint. Thanks for the great work.


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