Happy first day of fall! To celebrate that fall is finally here I made this Dream Feather Watercolor Canvas. Now I am a jewelry designer, but lately I have been pushing myself out of my traditional craft and into mixed media. I find that I enjoy making mixed media pieces as much as I do jewelry! Lately I have been wanting to try working with a canvas, as I have never painted one before. This lead me to wonder if ColoriQue would work on a canvas. SO, I did a little experimenting and found out that I could turn ColoriQue into a watercolor, by simply adding water to it!!! Yes, you read that right! Watercolor.
For my wood and metal project this month I had a large wood feather and metal letters. The vision for this canvas was to have watercolors swished behind a turquoise feather. It was all in my mind, I just had to get it to the canvas. The canvas is 12” x 24” and that was a bit intimidating to me, as I have only painted on paper prior to this. But I was willing to let go of my fears and just give it a try. What is the worst that could happen? I destroy the canvas and start over. 😉
I purchased these metal letters on clearance for a great price, which is why I didn’t care that I couldn’t find the “E” in the same color as the other letters. Besides they all received a coat of gold spray paint.
Now for the canvas. To make the watercolors, I used a small plastic cup and added several drops of ColoriQue Grape Vine. Then water was added, starting off with a little at a time. As I added the water, I mixed the color and then tested it on a piece of paper. If I wanted a lighter color, I added more water. This was done for all three colors used: Grape Vine, Honey Bee and Pink Ice
A large watercolor brush was used to swish the colors across the canvas. Blending the colors together as I added the next color. To finish the project, I glued the feather to the canvas with E6000 glue. The letters were given a 3-D look by using small double-sided foam stickers.
I had so much fun making this project and I can’t wait to make my next canvas project. I hope I inspired you to step outside your comfort zone and try a new medium to work with. Let me know what you would like to try working with next?
Dream Feather Watercolor Canvas supplies: