Tuesday, 1 July 2014

"Under the Sea" project for Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog

"Under the Sea" - one of my favourite subjects - 

This canvas was made with all Imagination Crafts products, as well as some tissue paper and a couple of ink pads.

Here's how to make it : Paint a canvas with Silkies, purple and gold (you can use acrylic paint if you don't have Silkies). This gives a base on which to work and gets rid of the blank white canvas.

 Cover the canvas in PVA glue and spread white tissue paper over the top. Whilst still wet manipulate the tissue into shapes to form the water movement under the sea. Paint this with blue, purple and gold Silkies or paint.Keep the edges darker as it makes you "look into the picture"

Ink through the Garden Chair stencil (just the leaves part) and the Deco Branch stencil with a brown and green ink pad along the sides and bottom of the canvas.

Using just the top of the tree from the Field View Stencil at the bottom of the canvas,  spread on  Ruby Gold Sparkle Medium. Also spread Blue Moonstone, Turquoise and Diamond Quartz Medium through the Deco Branch Stencil to the sides.

Stencil a couple of flowers from the Petal Flourish stencil to complete the canvas. To add sparkle to the tissue paper and highlight the raised surface, dip your finger into Silver Sparkle Medium and gentle spread it over the raised parts of the tissue. This will stick to the top of the raised part highlighting the curves etc.

For the second new technique using Sparkle Medium - I let some of my left-over Mediums dry in the pot until they could be formed/rolled into a ball. I then rolled them into a sausage and spiraled them around into a circle. I then pressed the edge of my palette knife into each one which made them look like Nautilus Fossils. These were then stuck to the canvas with silicone glue.

Great fun to do - have a go yourself and watch this space for more "Christmassy" canvasses to come......

Products used
Sparkle Medium - Ruby Gold
                             Turquoise or Blue Sapphire
                              Blue Moonstone
                            Diamond Quartz

Stencils - Deco Branch
               Garden Chair
               Field View
              Petal Flourish


  1. WOW this is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial and hints and tips.
    Linda xxx

  2. This is fabulous Christine. Love all the techniques and will have to give them a go.

  3. Ab Fab xx love the fossil idea x

  4. Stunning canvas love the new ways with the sparkle xxx

  5. absolutely fabulous Christine - this is beautiful xx

  6. Great technique.... Fabulous xx

  7. This is wonderful thanks for sharing xx Jan

  8. Loved reading your little tutorial on this wonderful work of art. I love to play with different things and techniques but they don't always turn out... I have joined as a new follower of your blog to read a few other gorgeous inspiring goodies here...
    The Journey is the Start

  9. This is a beautiful creation Christine. The colours are gorgeous and I love the way you made the fossil.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

  10. OMG, Christine, stunning, truly stunning, and a fabulous way to use our left over Sparkle Medium, hugs xxx