Hello everyone. It's Heather here from the ArtFoamies Design team. I'd like to show you how I created this "Made In Canada" design on a 16x20 inch canvas art board using Artfoamies rubber stamps and DecoArt Americana acrylic paints.
I started with a 16x20 inch gesso treated canvas art board. I divided it into sections like a Canada flag, painted it red and white, then traced on a maple leaf outline in the middle. Inside the maple leaf I painted a sunset scene. Next, using ArtFoamies mini tree from the 4 tree stamp set, I added some evergreen trees at the bottom area of the inside of the leaf opening, to appear like they are in the foreground of the scene. Then I laid out my ArtFoamie stamps to see how I would like to create the design.
Once I had my layout, I started the background with the ArtFoamies, Fenced stamp and black paint, to create the appearance of lumberjack plaid. Next I added various clusters of trees using ArtFoamies Christmas tree, Douglas Fir and the 4 tree set, to imply forest areas where my animals would be. I applied light, dark and medium shades of greens to create some dimension to the trees.
And as the name is "Made In Canada", I added the ArtFoamies Made In Canada stamp, using a deep red for the leaves and shadowing them on the bottom edge with the grey that I used on the letters.
Next I started adding the animals. I used my brush to apply the colours where I wanted them to create shadowed and tinted areas on the animals. First I used ArtFoamies Moody Moose and baby, then the Elk, the Betty Beaver and the Nanuk polar Bear and baby. Yes my black bears are actually polar bears....lol. After I stamped the animals on I used a round brush to create more details and shadows on their bodies. I also added some green grasses and lines to imply ground areas under trees and animals.
Here is the list of supplies I used for the Made In Canada design on canvas:
A 16x20 inch canvas art board. From any art supply store.
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints: Burnt Umber, Antique Green, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Terra Cotta, Raw Sienna, Ocean Blue, Cadmium Orange, Melon, Country Blue, Cherry Red, Napthol Red and Lemon Yellow.
I hope you enjoy creating this design with your ArtFoamies as much as I did.