First I took a blank canvas (mine is a blank canvas panel from Michael's, but any canvas should work the same) and placed it onto newspaper on my worksurface. I melted the ComposiMold according to the directions. Once melted, I drizzled a few spirals onto my canvas and then waited for it to firm (it doesn't take too long).
I pulled out the Pan Pastel Magenta and a Softit sponge (www.frogdogstudio.com) and went to work "painting" the open areas of my canvas. The ComposiMold bonded with the canvas so I was able to rub color right up next to the spirals without color going underneath. I did discover in some of the thinner areas NOT to rub too hard as it came up easily in those areas.
The paint left some rough edges that I was able to soften by rubbing lightly over the canvas with a fingertip (back & forth and up & down).
I kind of wish I had colored the white canvas in some way before starting. The only part that I am not thrilled with are the white areas :-/ Good thing that everything is improved with a little embellishment.
Watch for Part 2: The transformation & completion
Coming soon (April 2)