Images from: @leahkendrickdesign
Materials you'll need:
- Canvas or canvas board
- Terra Clay Paint in your desired colors
- Terra Seal Matte (matte varnish)
- Paintbrushes in various sizes
- Water for mixing and cleaning brushes
- Palette for mixing colors
- Easel or a flat surface to work on
- Paper towels or rags for blotting and cleaning
Step 1: Prepare your workspace Set up your workspace with good lighting and ensure your canvas is clean and free from dust or debris. Place your canvas on an easel or flat surface where you can comfortably paint.
Step 2: Choose your design Decide on the design or subject for your canvas art. It could be an abstract piece, a landscape, a portrait, or any other creative idea you have in mind. Sketch a rough outline on the canvas if necessary.
Step 3: Mix your Terra Clay Paint Terra Clay Paint can be diluted with water to create different levels of opacity and consistency. Experiment with the paint and water ratio to achieve the desired thickness and color intensity for your artwork. Use your palette to mix and adjust colors as needed.
Step 4: Start painting Begin applying Terra Clay Paint to your canvas using your paintbrushes. Start with the background or base layers and work your way up to the finer details. Be patient and let each layer dry before adding more if required.
Step 5: Add texture One of the unique features of Terra Clay Paint is its ability to create texture. You can use different techniques like stippling, layering, or even adding texture with palette knives to give your artwork depth and dimension.
Step 6: Allow the painting to dry Once you're satisfied with your artwork, allow it to dry completely. Drying times may vary depending on the thickness of the paint and the climate conditions.
Step 7: Seal the artwork with Terra Seal Matte After your painting has dried, it's time to protect and enhance the colors with Terra Seal Matte. Apply a thin, even coat of Terra Seal Matte using a clean brush. Make sure to cover the entire surface of the painting. Allow it to dry completely according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Step 8: Final touches Inspect your artwork for any touch-ups or additional details you'd like to add. Terra Seal Matte will not only protect your painting but also give it a beautiful matte finish.
Step 9: Display your masterpiece Once the Terra Seal Matte has dried, your canvas art is ready to be displayed. You can frame it or hang it directly on your wall to enjoy your Terra Clay Paint creation.
Remember to experiment, be creative, and enjoy the process of working with Terra Clay Paint to create unique and textured canvas art.