Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A floral canvas ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week has started well. Over the weekend I decided to experiment with a canvas I had previously used but wasn’t happy with to see if I could create a project I was happy with and here is the end result …

It's an A5 canvas
Lots of lovely depth and texture
Adore this pretty flower stencil - it's going to be used a lot
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Inky Mess Challenge #21 Mixed Media Anything Goes

Artastic Challenge June A Country Theme:
I was inspired by the soft blue colours in the landscape and the field

Creative Artiste Challenge #39 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Love to Create Challenge #8 Mixed Media Anything Creative Goes
Mixed Media World Challenge Anything Mixed Media Goes
UnstampaBelles Challenge #80 Flowers & More Flowers Twist: Bling

I really wanted the stencilling to stand out on this canvas so I applied a couple of layers of modelling paste allowing it to thoroughly dry between each layer. Once the paste was dry I applied two coats of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Wisteria acrylic paint and once that was dry I positioned the stencil back in position and coloured the raised parts with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Pansy acrylic paint. Once dry I added a little gold rub on wax to the centre portion and I was happy with the finished look of the flower.

I loved the look of my canvas but felt that there was something missing so I dug into my Tim Holtz Idea-Ology stash and used a Quote Chip which I edged with a Distress ink pad and the gold wax. Simples and a lovely new home décor project created and finished 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 soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Clarity Stamp 7” x 7” Chrysanthemum Stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Clarity Stamp A5 Canvas Board
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints: Wisteria; Pansy
Gold Rub On Wax
Distress Ink Pad: Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Pebeo texture paste
Collall all purpose glue


Dale Tiernan said...

This is really cool and I love the colour.

Sue said...

This is a fabulous stencil Karen, and what a great sentiment. Thank you so much for joining in with us again at Country View Crafts. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed canvas Karen, I love the texture and colours, Kate x

Andree said...

A super canvas. Lovely colours and stencil.
Thank you for joining in with our June challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous depth and texture on your stenciled canvas and love the colour palette! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Stencil It challenge, Deb xo

Tone K. said...

Beautiful! I really like the structure! :)
Thanks for joining us at ARTastic! :)

Sandra said...

Such a fabulous card, love the amazing flower. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a stunning canvas, I love how you have used stencils, gorgeous colours too!
Thanks so much for adding it to our Stencil Challenge at A Vintage Journey!

judyw said...

Love your colour palette and texture. Thank you for sharing this with us at ARTastic

Karen McLaughlin said...

Beautiful canvas :)

Tanya Heritage said...

Lovely canvas.
Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month

Sara Barker said...

Karen, this is a lovely piece of home decor! That stencil is amazing, and I love the colors you've chosen! AND so happy to see you shared it at A Vintage Journey's Stencil It challenge! Hugs!

Susan Hogan said...

What a wonderful piece to keep. It is very textural and full of life. So glad you repurposed the canvas but I am sure it was not terrible before - we are our own worst critics. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles. So glad you could join us for our monthly challenge: Flowers and more Flowers

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful thick stenciling of this lovely bloom - so pretty in the purple with the touches of gold - the word chip is the perfect embellishment! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey challenge! Julia xx

FIona Kenward said...

I have a few of those canvas's that didn't work out, need to do that to mine as well. Love how this one turned out. Thanks for joining us over at http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful canvas and a great sentiment!
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts this month, and have a nice day! Evelyn xx

frommycraftroom said...

Great canvas. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

Jane said...

Wonderful texture. Thank you so much for joining in with ARTastic this month.

Shylaa Shree said...

your experiment turned out very beautiful. A great canvas.Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles Challenge.Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@Unstampabelles

Terry said...

Wow love it Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx