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How to create spread love canvas by kathy adams

Create Spread Love Canvas by Kathy Adams

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Spread Aloha Sorbet liberally onto the canvas with a palette knife and let it dry.  The paint is transparent so you will see the layers underneath.

Spread Aloha Sorbet liberally onto the canvas with a palette knife and let it dry. The paint is transparent so you will see the layers underneath.

Mix together Coral Sorbet and Hottie spray

Mix together Coral Sorbet and Hottie spray

Next, add super heavy gesso to the pink paint mixture and blend.  The result is a pastel pink frosting-like concoction.  It looked so yummy, I wanted to taste it!

Next, add super heavy gesso to the pink paint mixture and blend. The result is a pastel pink frosting-like concoction. It looked so yummy, I wanted to taste it!

Instead, I spread the pink \u201cfrosting\u201d through a small circle stencil and let it dry.

Instead, I spread the pink “frosting” through a small circle stencil and let it dry.

I wanted more vibrant color, so I swiped the Coral Sorbet, right from the bottle, through the stencil randomly on top of the pastel pink dots and let that dry.

I wanted more vibrant color, so I swiped the Coral Sorbet, right from the bottle, through the stencil randomly on top of the pastel pink dots and let that dry.

And the result made me very happy!  This paint is made for stencils!  I created little red sparkly dots of goodness! I think I had an Oprah, \u201ca-ha\u201d, moment!

And the result made me very happy! This paint is made for stencils! I created little red sparkly dots of goodness! I think I had an Oprah, “a-ha”, moment!

Here is the canvas so far.

Here is the canvas so far.

After getting over the excitement of my a-ha moment, I stamped the Stampendous N Studio \u201cMish Mesh\u201d stamp set and a script stamp in black ink randomly onto the canvas.

After getting over the excitement of my a-ha moment, I stamped the Stampendous N Studio “Mish Mesh” stamp set and a script stamp in black ink randomly onto the canvas.

Paint the large heart with Coral Sorbet and let that dry, added stamping using Vermillian ink and attached it to the background using matte medium.

Paint the large heart with Coral Sorbet and let that dry, added stamping using Vermillian ink and attached it to the background using matte medium.

To distress the quote, spray  Colorations Spray in Warm onto the paper, spray a bit of water and blot with towel.  Let dry completely then cut the phrase up and glue to canvas using matte medium.

To distress the quote, spray Colorations Spray in Warm onto the paper, spray a bit of water and blot with towel. Let dry completely then cut the phrase up and glue to canvas using matte medium.

To incorporate the heart into the canvas, I added some of those red sparkly dots of happiness to the heart using the circle stencil and the Coral Sorbet.

To incorporate the heart into the canvas, I added some of those red sparkly dots of happiness to the heart using the circle stencil and the Coral Sorbet.

Add shadows to the die-cuts and quote by outlining them with a black Pitt pen.  Lastly, I added more shimmer to the edges and here and there with Vegas Gold Sorbet.   Done!

Add shadows to the die-cuts and quote by outlining them with a black Pitt pen. Lastly, I added more shimmer to the edges and here and there with Vegas Gold Sorbet. Done!

Final Canvas

Final Canvas

  • Colorations Spray in Warm
  • Sorbet Dimensional Paint in Vegas Gold and Coral
  • Velvet Dimensional Paint in Aloha
  • Super Heavy Gesso
  • Palette Knife
  • Stampendous N Studio “Mish Mesh” Stamp Set
  • Script Stamp
  • Large Cardstock Die Cut Heart
  • Matte Medium
  • Quote printed onto copy paper
  • Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish for copy of quote
  • Love Die-Cut
  • Black Pitt Pen
  • Archival Ink in Jet Black and Vermillion