Friday, 13 July 2012

Altered Canvas by Astrid

Hi everyone, Astrid here with another project. I decided to alter a little canvas and set myself the challenge for once not to use any brown. I tell you this was hard, as brown is my favourite colour in crafting and I use it on all of my projects usually....
These are the products I used:
STAMPS: Swirls, Splats & Dots A5 plate; Architecture 1 A4 plate; Journaling Words II
OTHER PRODUCTS: Gesso; Multi Medium Matte; Black Archival Ink, Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Pine Needle
Denim Paintdabber, Viva Terra Sahara and Inka gold, Crafters Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil
From my stash I used a small canvas, old book pages, mica sprays, white tissue paper, punchinella, , a small piece of chipboard, a swirl die-cut, some mini roses, gold acrylic paint,string and pearls.
I started by covering my canvas with some old bookpages, gluing them on with Claudine Hellmuth multi medium matte. .
Next I swiped some watery Gesso all over it to blend it all together a bit and stamped some of the swirls and splats in random places
I sprayed some mica sprays in various light blue and green shades and added further colour with distress inks in Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Tumbled Glass. I stamped the  gothic window from the Archtecture plate in Black Archival ink onto copy paper, cut it out and also collaged it onto the canvas, for some more texture I added some crumpled tissue paper and then swiped more of my inks over it and also some Viva gold. I wanted to highlight the texture with that and also make it appear as if light was falling onto the window.
Next I cut a small piece of chipboard, covered it with Viva Ferro, wetted the Create stamp from the journaling words and pressed it into the Ferro.
Now, for the most difficult part: waiting until the Ferro would dry. As on this occasion I did not want it to bubble, so I did not use my heat gun and just had to be patient. While waiting I got my other embellishments ready. I stamped one of the elements from the Archtecture plate onto white card stock in black Archival, cut it out and coloured it with Chipped Sappphire Distress ink. I cut a swirl out of vanilla card stock and coloured it green with Pine Needle Distress Ink. I glued it along the frame of the gothic window and then added some little burgundy roses that I had high lighted a bit with the Viva gold.
When the Ferro was dry I coloured it with a Denim Blue dabber and highlighted the letters with some gold acrylic paint from my stash

Finally I put it all together by adding some string, the architecture element (to which I added 3 gold pearls, and the little Create panel over the string.
Well, I hope you like it and I will see you next time.

21 comments:

Dragon said...

OOO its yummy!!!
Frankie
xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

very lovely and moody. well done Astrid. x

Artfully Musing said...

How wonderful this looks! Laura

maria's knutselplezier said...

Really beautifull!!!Love the whole picture!!!

Greetings
Maria

Gio said...

Such a gorgeous piece, Astrid.

Thanks for sharing the process, too!

Marisa Job said...

Wow!! I just love this project!! It turned out beautiful!! Astrid, you are so talented!!!

Helen said...

Astrid, this is just gorgeous!! The gothic window is lovely, and so is the whole project. love the colours.

Miek said...

Jummie cool background!!

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

Wow ! your canvas is wonderful !!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow - love this! The colour is beautiful x

Artyjen said...

Lots of wonderful texture ;)
xoxo Sioux

craftytrog said...

Totally fabulous, love all the layers & texture!
Alison x

Emma said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I love all the texture and detail!
Emma xx

inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous canvas! Trace x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning artwork, love it & all the colors & textures ! Shirley

Redanne said...

A really beautiful piece of art.

annesyme said...

Gorgeous creation, love it!!
Anne x

Von said...

Oh wow what fab texture !
Von x☺x

Julia S-W said...

Stunning canvas - love the window stamped image.
Julia

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Love it. the layers are gorgeous.

jeanie g said...

JUst found your blog and love this project. You have so many techniques here, thank you for showing them so clearly.xx