Monday, 6 April 2015
Mixed media with a sketch? Could I do it ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend – it’s gone a little too quick but hey ho on-wards and upwards. Today’s creation is, of course, all about the post title. I wanted to see if I could follow a sketch but on a canvas instead of a card.
Before I started creating the pages and the canvas I took a little trip around blogland for inspiration and to see what the challenges are/were. The IBS sketch and colours appealed, next I saw the Scrap Around the World challenge, over at PaperArtsy the current Topic, #6, is Grunge or embossing paste, Frilly & Funkie have an add a ribbon to your creation, That’s Crafty is gold and silver both of which were used to create both masterboards, The Mirror Crack’d is masterboards and I just saw the Simon Says Stamps A for animals!
Sadly I don’t own Grunge Paste yet so I decided to see if I could combine elements from all of the challenges to create something that DH and I would like or, possibly, love. I had a lot of fun creating each of these elements and here is the finished canvas …
An 8" x 10" canvas
A final look
Created for these Challenges and for DH & me:
Sketch, twine and I used the colours plus a few more
I don’t have PA paste so I've distressed Dreamweaver paste
I was inspired by the turquoise and the colour & texture of a beach
I've not seen the sea in a long time and your board especially appealed to me
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge A is for Animals
I created a masterboard with embossing paste, pallette knife, plastic fork and different embossing powders but I didn’t photograph it before chopping it up! I spread embossing paste over a 6”x12” card which was from the back of a paper stack and I used a pallette knife to apply it and a disposable plastic fork to create a pattern/texture. I added four different colours of WOW EP and put it to one side to dry. I actually used up three WOW EP bottles that were only about 1/6 full so that’s 3 bottles I don’t need to find a home for lol, just got to use up the other six next lol! I left it overnight to dry because I know from experience that the embossing paste bubbles if you heat it immediately and I wanted to keep as much of the awesome texture as possible.
An A4 masterboard
The photograph above shows the second masterboard I created and, funnily enough, I regularly create a masterboard. I am a bit of a klutz when I have ink or paint on my fingers so if I have a grubby piece of A4 card with rough or tattered edges I turn it into a masterboard. You can see in the photograph that I applied the gesso quite thickly because I was experimenting with texture. Once the gesso was dry I started to add colour with
satin finish acrylic paints; Perfect Pearls (have a few colours I have owned
for a long time that I’m trying to use up); Maimeri glossy gel; metallic
acrylic paints and a pallette knife. Americana
I found an old canvas board which I had previously painted with white pearl, no idea what paint I used because this is a canvas I found when we moved my crafting room around. I grabbed my Dutch Doobadoo stencil and attached it to the board with Washi tape. I sponged blue acrylic paint through the stencil using Cut N Dry foam and put to one side (because I used the sponge it dried really quickly).
I stamped the kingfisher onto a good size piece of pearly white card and the butterflies onto snippets. The kingfisher was further stamped onto snippets so that I could decoupage him (there are three layers of the bird). I coloured the sky background around the kingfisher, the kingfisher and the butterflies. Once all was dry I fussy cut the kingfisher and butterflies and started to play with some really old bits and pieces from my stash.
DH loves it and I am, unusually, very happy with it too lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Inspired by Stamping Australian Nature 1 stamp set
Dutch Doobadoo Mosaic stencil
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Sizzix Sizzlets tag die #
Ranger Cut and Dry Foam
Heat gun; paint brushes; post of water; pallette knife; disposable plastic fork
8” x 10” canvas board #
A4 and 6” x 12” card to create masterboard (6”x12” was back board from a pad of paper)
White pearl card snippets for stamping and colouring
Crafters Companion: Pebeo Deco Matt Acrylic paint: #106 blueberry
That’s Crafty online shop: DecoArt Americana Satin Acrylic Paints: turquoise waters; vanilla shake; flamingo pink
That’s Crafty online shop: DecoArt white gesso
Imagination Crafts Silkie Paints: turquoise satin; white
WOW EP glitter: WS01 black twinkle; WS04 blue glitz; WS06 pearl gold sparkle; WS07 metallic gold rich; WS52 vintage romance
The Works Crawford & Black acrylic paints: ultramarine blue; copper; gold; rose; silver
Dreamweaver Embossing paste: Copper #
Ribbon Girl: twine; Limoges Blue vintage style seam binding; vintage silver Crown charm *
Butterfly beads #
That’s Crafty online shop – DecoArt white gesso
Maimerri Glossy Gel Medium
Crafters Companion Collall: all purpose glue; 3D glue gel
# all of these items are very old stash and I have no idea where they came from or how long I’ve owned them – I think they are at least eight years old!
* The Ribbon Girl online shop but I can’t find these crowns on their website