How to Paint a "Mud(dy)" Canvas

Time Flies

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How to Paint a "Mud(dy)" Canvas
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I started my canvas by applying a thick layer of mud over the entire piece, trying to make it even and level.

I started my canvas by applying a thick layer of mud over the entire piece, trying to make it even and level.

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I dolloped some Lagoon, Fiji and Aloha Velvet onto the canvas then watered it down with a spray water bottle, slightly mixing colors.

I dolloped some Lagoon, Fiji and Aloha Velvet onto the canvas then watered it down with a spray water bottle, slightly mixing colors.

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The canvas, dried.

The canvas, dried.

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Next I colored on shapes with water soluble crayons.  I colored in the butterflies on the Chasing Butterfly stencil.

Next I colored on shapes with water soluble crayons. I colored in the butterflies on the Chasing Butterfly stencil.

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Next, I dripped Bank Roll Minx Shimmering Inks.

Next, I dripped Bank Roll Minx Shimmering Inks.

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I added drips of Immaculate Minx Shimmering Inks.

I added drips of Immaculate Minx Shimmering Inks.

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Then, some Radiance Minx Shimmering Inks.

Then, some Radiance Minx Shimmering Inks.

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I took a skewer and made lines going horizontally across the drips.

I took a skewer and made lines going horizontally across the drips.

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I colored in the circles with Allure Minx Shimmering Inks using the dropper that's included with the bottle.

I colored in the circles with Allure Minx Shimmering Inks using the dropper that's included with the bottle.

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I added another layer of Radiance Shimmering Minx Inks.  Then, I colored in highlights and shadows to make those drips pop.

I added another layer of Radiance Shimmering Minx Inks. Then, I colored in highlights and shadows to make those drips pop.

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I love the depth that is showing, here.

I love the depth that is showing, here.

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I finished my canvas with the title, Time Flies, made with Lava Stone Effects and the Soliloquy Stencil.

I finished my canvas with the title, Time Flies, made with Lava Stone Effects and the Soliloquy Stencil.

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Here is my completed canvas.  Thanks for following along with me.

Here is my completed canvas. Thanks for following along with me.

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Until next time....

Until next time....

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