Hey Everybody, It's Edie!
My husband's ship will be returning from an eight month deployment in the next few weeks and we will be having a party the night before homecoming for all of the spouses and family members. There will be snacks and goodies and door prizes. I have donated this painting and it will be given away as one of the door prizes.
There *IS* a full video tutorial, but due to an editing NIGHTMARE, let me repeat... NIGHT. MARE, I have been unable to get the video processed in time to share it with you. I AM working on the problem and I will get the video added as soon as possible. Until then, please enjoy this written tutorial :)
Since I am creating a series of these 'HOME' paintings, the process for creating the background will be basically the same for all of them.
I layered on torn sections of sheet music, book pages and scrapbook paper, painted the entire canvas with Titan Buff and blotted off the excess. I also aged the entire canvas with a wash of Van Dyke Brown and water.
I applied modeling paste to the corners of the canvas and stamped into it with a key stamp. I then added Antique Copper paint to the same stamp and and added it in random places over the entire canvas. I aged the entire canvas with a wash of Van Dyke Brown and water, then I added some Pure Gold paint to the raised bits of the modeling paste debossed keys.
I printed out my text, aged it with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then painted the edges with Pure Gold acrylic craft paint then glued it on using Matte Medium.
I painted a strip of lace with Antique Copper then with Pure Gold and attached it to the canvas with clear tacky glue.
I printed out the ship and deployment information and attached it to chipboard to create a commemorative plaque for the painting. I aged the plaque with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then coated the entire thing with Glossy Accents. I hit it with the heat gun to create a rippled effect in the glue then once it was dry, I attached it to the painting with clear tacky glue.
I created the vintage door handle and plate, as well as the key using Creative Paperclay® and let them dry completely. I then coated all of the pieces with Black paint and with a dry brush I applied Antique Copper paint to the raised areas for definition. Lastly, I attached all of the pieces to the canvas using E6000 glue.
I am very proud of this piece and I really hope the winner of the drawing likes it as well. If you are interested in purchasing a customized "Home" painting for your homecoming, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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