Ballet Canvas – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I have wanted to paint a dance canvas for my daughter for some time.  When I saw Paige’s Ballet Slippers (Design ID #264065) cut file I knew it would work perfectly!

I started out by cutting the outline of the shoes in white cardstock and then painting the entire cut file dark pink.  I used the pink watercolor paint from Vicki Boutin’s watercolor set.  Once the outline was dry, I applied it to the canvas with gel medium and let that dry.  I then painted in the shoe, leaving white space for highlights.  Using various pinks and peachy pinks I added splatters in 3 areas of the canvas.  I finished off with a few Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine splatters for good measure!

I had some flowers left over from her last year’s ballet solo costume as well as some white paper flowers. I added some white paint, and pink watercolor to them for a mixed media feel.  I used hot glue to arrange them at the top of the canvas.  I added watercolor to some thin white ribbon and tucked that into the flower cluster for a bit of extra dimension and prettiness!

We both love how it turned out!  There are so many of Paige’s gorgeous cut files that would work great for this technique!

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