Melissa, here, with my latest and greatest project! I've been DYING to try my hand at some She art, and I've finally taken the plunge and give it a try. First, I decided that I wanted to make a 12x12 canvas and prepped it with regular body gesso. Then, I decided I wanted to add some additional texture, and used thick body gesso in a few spots and used a Lego (from my kids' toy bin) to a few random spots.
Finally, I had to prepare a base, and used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in teal and chartreuse to start. Then, I used Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Broken China, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, and Picket Fence to add some fun variation with masks and distress stamps.
I'm pretty sure this won't be my last She art canvas, especially now that there is product out there to make it easier! This girl, though, is going to be a gift for my son's teacher on Teacher Appreciation Day (I thought the phrase would fit especially well for that, no?)
So there you go! I hope that this post provided you with inspiration of your own to make a She art canvas or a page for your book.
Until next time!