Monday, 2 July 2012

Spritz, Spray OR Stencils....!

Inky fingers are the order of the day over at Simon Says Stamp and Show as we would love to see a little SPRITZ, SPRAY OR STENCILS, and if you are like me you will finish with wonderful inky fingers!

I decided to create an inky collaged canvas this week, adding into the mix plenty of Dylusions Ink Sprays, Crafters Workshop Templates Mini Cursive Alpha, Mini Daisy Cluster and Dyan Reaveley stencil Chequered Dots, along with stamped images from Dyan Reaveley Basic Backgrounds.
I found a tall thin canvas in my collection of goodies and as I am trying to use up items that are lying around this item was a great starting point. I began by cutting a piece of Claudine Hellmuth's Natural Sticky Back Canvas to the same size as my canvas as I thought this would give me more flexibility to work especially as I wanted to add a little machine stitching.  I began by applying Gesso through the  Mini Daisy Cluster stencil to two areas of my canvas and setting aside to dry.   The next step was to spritz the canvas with water and then spray with Dylusions ink sprays vibrant turquoise, pure sunshine and lemon zest.  I blotted with kitchen towel and then reapplied the colours.
I stamped the alphabet from the Basic Backgrounds set with coffee and monarch orange Archival Ink to give a further layer of interest. A little more Gesso was added through the Chequered Dots stencil to lighten the canvas a little along with a little inking through the Mini Cursive Alpha template using coffee ink. A little random stitching was added for further interest and dimension.  Once the colouring was complete I then coloured a second large sheet of water colour card in exactly the same way which I then used to cut my Mini Tattered Florals.  I also added a little monarch orange Archival Ink to the edges of the two darker florals to coordinate with my background colours. To add a little more interest to my florals I also added a metal element in the form of Idea-ology Foliage.
Once all the spritzing and spraying was complete I did have a considerable amount of coloured kitchen roll lying around from my mopping up, so I decided I would put a little to good use and added a few layers of the kitchen towel to represent stems adhering with watered down PVA glue. The kitchen towel also adds fabulous texture to the canvas. Before adhering the florals to the canvas I adhered the decorated piece to my canvas base to make it a little sturdy and for hanging purposes.  Chitchat stickers were also added, I love to use lettering and words in my creations.
I do think with this type of creation its all about the LAYERS of interest that add so much interest to this type of make and its the little details that make it for me such as the random stamping onto the kitchen towel, the use of the kitchen towel that would otherwise be binned and the tiny wording.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x  
 
 


16 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A wonderful canvas..love the way you have used the gesso and the textures and contrasts are fab! Trace x

Sandy said...

OMG this is wonderful.
Fabulous play with sprays and colors.
Great texture in the background. Love them. xoxo

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...total yumminess Tracy!...loVe your colours, textures and elements, great use of the tissue paper and those flowers are to die for, simply gorgeous...Mel :)

Helen said...

Great canvas, love the thin narrow shape!! Great use of textures too.

Cheryl said...

oh this is one,amazing canvas Hun and,love the colours,and great,narrow,shape too,really effective hugs Cherylx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's lovely, Tracy, fresh and interesting and full of things to look at! Knowing when to stop is part of the skill. I don't have it.

soapHOUSEmama said...

so lovely!!! I love all the contrast and details!

Candy C said...

Tracy...this piece is so beautiful! I am on an iPad and typing is a lit
Title more difficult on this than my big ol' keyboard. Haha I love your canvases and all of the texture, colors and design of your post this week! I really love the white Stenciles flowers against that stunning green background. Hugs, Candy

Anita Houston said...

I think this shape is rocking awesome...so original! The color is amazing and all the texture fabulous! I so dig that background...yummy greens!!! Tracy...you do amazing things!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous creation, Tracy! I really like the bit of stitching you did and the very inky flowers are fantastic!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Marijke said...

beautiful tag, so colorful, love it

Anna-Karin said...

This canvas is stunning! Love the colours, all the textures and details. TFS!

Gráinne said...

Just gorgeous! Love the shades of green ...
best

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous use of colors!
hugs Lynn

butterfly said...

Love the looong shape, and the colours and flowers trickling up and down it - beautifully done!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous again! The colors are beautiful1 Love how you left some areas in white and went to yellows and greens!