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 d├ęcor 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