The creation of my Stars on Canvas piece.
Step 1. I looked at the canvas for a whiles and hoped for divine inspiration.
Step 2. I figured that a 1st class stamp featuring The Queen from 'The Queen's Hat' would be cool, especially as the canvas is a perfect square. Out come the acrylics. I used a roller pin to apply the white paint all over the canvas. I used electrical tape for the blue border. Masking tape is fine, but all I could find was electrical tape (and a pot noodle mug for the water).
Step 3. I finished the border and painted the sides blue. Then I had a problem: I realised that the best way to create a stamp effect on the edges (and to get the desired effect) was to use little round stickers. I could have painted the border over the stickers and then peeled the stickers off. So...
Step 4. ...I painted white over the border several times. Then I stuck on the round stickers and painted the border again. I then removed the stickers, once the paint had dried.
Here are the aforementioned stickers.
Step 5. The was face lightly drawn in pencil and then I very carefully painted over the lines.
Step 6. I coloured it all in.
Step 7. Final details were added, and I cleaned up the sides with more blue.
Step 8. Signing on thick, textured, dry paint is nothing like signing on smooth paper (which I'm used to). And that's it. All done!
Be sure to check out all of the canvases on the Stars on Canvas website. I want them all!
The exhibition will take place from the 20th to the 23rd of November. The online auction will take place from the 13th to the 23rd of November. The auction is in aid of Willow Foundation, the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit Stars on Canvas.