Thursday, November 21, 2013

Guest designer Valia Katzaki's beautiful canvases...

Hello! This is Valia Katzaki to show you some canvases I created using Zeus and Zoe’s yummy products.

At first here is a canvas about my sweet baby boy. I primed the canvas with gesso, and then painted it with Ingvild Bolme’s chalk inks, which I love. I painted random areas, then misted the canvas with water and I blended the colors with a sponge. This also creates bubbles that add to the texture when dry. 

After that, I used a stencil and modeling paste to create the top left design. 

I used the gorgeous Manor House creations flowers to surround my photo of my boy. I added some stamping and chipboard elements and my canvas was done! 

The next two canvases are 6*6 and are meant to decorate my daughter’s bedroom. For the first one, I applied a thick coat of crackle paste and let dry overnight. 

After that I misted with TA mists and painted in random areas with Ingvild Bolme’s chalk inks. 

I placed my flowers on top left and used Marivic’s luscious buttons to fill my cluster. I also used a vintage flower card but in a non-traditional way. I fussy cut the lilac flowers and used them in my cluster. 

At last, I painted my daughter’s initial with thick acrylic gold paint.

The second canvas was first covered with gesso and then painted with distress inks for a subtle effect. After that I placed a doily mask on my canvas and painted it roughly with gold acrylic paint. I didn’t mean for an exact impression in order to add to the shabby look. 

I altered my flowers using gold acrylic paint to match the Zeus and Zoe gold buttons. 

I arranged my flowers and again I used the gorgeous gold buttons to highlight my cluster. 

I hope you liked my canvases! Thank you so much Marivic for having me as a Guest DT! 


Sandra said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous especially the first one, I love the flowers around the photo and the texture on this one.

Marivic Clifton said...

Thank you Valia!! Well done on your projects!! Very pretty indeed!!