Big fan of working with acrylic – it’s such a forgiving medium.
Taking a mistake I made that turned into a piece I love. I had already used drywall spackle to build up some of the texture the canvas before applying a wash to the canvas. I then proceeded to paint a small, highly detailed bird. I couldn’t get is as sharp and as detailed as I wanted. Instead, I cut that top coat – bird and all – from the canvas. I then printed an image I liked onto piece of paper with shipping tape on it in. The inkjet ink can’t dry on plastic so I could then transfer it directly to the spackle. The first few attempts didn’t come out as crisp as I had hoped, so I just sanded them off as started again. Third time was the charm.