Monday, 17 September 2012

Simply alter the original.... by zuzu.


Hi again.
So here i am back with more messed up, scruffy, distressed, aged, vintage looking stuff. I dont manage clean, colourful or stylish very well lol.
Its a little canvas... I think it measures abut 4 inches across and six inches high... roughly.

I have been obsessed with tearing bits of paper out and revealing text or something underneath for about 6 years.. i really must move on LOL. but i do like it. it reminds me of peeling old wallpaper that shows the last tenants wallpaper underneath.

i have used the man from the collage stamp set as the centre piece.
I covered the canvas in book pages first, then layered some scrapbook paper over the top (tearing some peeled wallpaper type tears as i went). the next step is sort of inspired by two folks; one is Trish Latimer who made a gorgeous layout a few weeks back and the other is Ali Ferguson, a textile artist who i did a class with in the summer. inspired by, but looking nothing like .. lol... i didnt have soft enough colours in my box of sprays or my scrapbook papers, so mine is yet again dark and dingy.
I glued on lace and fabric and embellishments and once they were dry a slapped a load of gesso over everything. when the gesso was dry i sprayed some spray mists over the whole thing (before adding my stamped image).
my finishing touches were added by using brown ink and gold gilt paste around the edges to add that vintage look.

AS Supplies Used:

collage stamp HERE

embellishments HERE
multi medium and gesso HERE
Chit chat stickers HERE

16 comments:

mark gould said...

wow, beautiful, totally love it. love the texture. really helps give me ideas, thanks.

Elly said...

That's exactly what i love....your messed up, scruffy, aged, vintage looking stuff. Coooool saying!! (:o)

Zuzu's Blog said...

thank you peeps. ;)

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece Zuzu and as you know, I love your grungy, messy style. The colours on this one are great too, love it!!

My name is Cindy said...

Just gorgeous as always!! Lovely layers. Cindy

Paula Whittaker said...

Thing is...this is 'you' and thats why I love it....fab piece.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic shabby art! xxx

Alie said...

Love this canvas...how original and great!!!

greetings, Alie :-)

Anesha said...

Wonderful canvas!!!

whyducks said...

Lovely work.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful canvas with a lot of details.
Love it.

Greetings Janny

Bedecked Beads said...

Stunning work, great texture and colour

Artyjen said...

Love the peeling paper effect:)
xoxo Sioux

Martina2801 said...

Love, love, love your art and your style, dear Louise!

die amelie said...

So colourful and rich in detail! Awesome!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie x

Marjie Kemper said...

It's fabulous! Love all the layers and the texture is amazing.