Miniature Art ~ Affections

Aug 22, 2013

Miniature Art

Today, I’m shar­ing a fun lit­tle (and I mean lit­tle as in 2″ x 2″  lit­tle) minia­ture can­vas. I want­ed the tex­ture of this can­vas to have that old stuc­co look and feel I came to love see­ing on so many build­ings while in Bel­la­go, Italy. To start I cov­ered the entire can­vas with plas­ter, once dry I applied a thin coat of a cream col­ored acrylic paint over the entire can­vas. Since I want­ed the plas­ter to resem­ble old stuc­co I applied a col­or wash over the dried cream paint using a watered down brown acrylic paint. While the wash was still wet I used a dry paper tow­el to wipe off the excess col­or wash. This tech­nique worked beau­ti­ful­ly and the plas­ter fin­ish looks just like the build­ings I remem­ber see­ing in Bel­la­gio.

Miniature Canvas

To com­plete my minia­ture can­vas I accent­ed the edges with scal­lops drawn using a char­coal pen­cil, cov­ered the can­vas entire­ly with bees wax, attached some vin­tage flocked flow­ers, a bak­er’s twine bow and a word cut from an old book.


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