Monday, 29 April 2013

A Trip To Paris

Simon Says Stamp and Show invite you to join in our challenge this week with something travel themed. Whether you just want a reason to create something with your Tim Holtz travel blueprint stamps or perhaps a card inspired by the colors of the tropics? Want to wish someone bon voyage or decorate a notebook for your next road trip? This is the challenge for all you well travelled crafters!


I decorated a canvas board this week with a journey to PARIS.
Full on texture from me this week using Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste accompanied with the Fleur de Lis and Eiffel Tower die cuts. I took myself off to the romantic city of PARIS this week, well in my creative head anyway, with lots of help from Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Paints, with touches of Pitch Black Paint Dabber.  I just need to stop dreaming now and move on!
 I die cut the Eiffel Tower and Fleur de Lis from thick packaging and painted with black Paint Dabber.
Touches of brushed pewter and tarnished brass Distress Stain were added to the top. 
At this stage I added all my elements to my canvas board. I used a couple of hearts from a previous project, hence the colour. Any colour at this stage does not really matter as we will be covering all the elements with Gesso. I added TRAVEL using Studio Calico alphabet wood veneers, PARIS cut from thick card using the word play die, heart veneers, bottle cap and some of my own metal finds.
Once everything is adhered, apply embossing paste around the canvas board using a palette knife.
Once the embossing paste is dry paint over the canvas with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Paints and when completely dry add black Paint Dabber to some of the areas, wiping away any excess with a baby wipe.

At this stage I decided to also add two flowers from Prima , and sprayed areas of the canvas with Dylusions Spray Inks vibrant turquoise, melted chocolate and black marble.

To add a few highlights I dry brushed Gesso over the raised areas and also rubbed over with touches of gilding wax.

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 
  


Products Used:

Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Tim Holtz Alterations - Fleur de Lis and Eiffel Tower Die, Word Play Die
Distress Paints - Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean
Dylusions Inks Sprays - Vibrant Turquoise, Melted Chocolate, Black Marble
Pitch Black Paint Dabber
Distress Stains - Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Studio Calico Alphabet Wood Veneers
Studio Calico Heart and Arrows Wood Veneers
Bottle Caps
Prima Parchment Petals Antique

 






  
  

26 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous, love how you have created all that texture in between the main images! Great colours and just a wonderful iece! Hugs trace x

Helen said...

Love it, so much texture, I'd love to have a go at something like this.

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous canvas Tracy, such rich texture and colours and a wonderful piece for the travel theme.
Hugs Brenda xox

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, Wow, and double Wow, love all these textures on your canvas, the pastes and colours are truly beautiful, a complete 'work of Art'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Morning Tracy, I am blown away this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it all. The textures are amazing and the colour is so vibrant. Loving that Paris and Fleur De lis die, a big need for me I'm thinking. Thanks for sharing your work of art with us. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Love this! The texture is stunning!

Juls said...

love this!! the texture is amazing!! Hugs Juls

Candy C said...

Tracy...your canvas turned out crazy cool! I love all the rich textures and dimension! Love the Paris theme. The Eiffel Tower and Fleur De Lis accents. You're really doing some fun stuff with this technique! Love how you've used the Distress Paints rather than sprays to get your color! The white gesso you've dry brushed on top really adds such nice highlights and a gorgeous finishing touch! Love it all! <3 Candy

Claudine C. said...

This is amazing, I love how everything is monochrome, really beautiful.

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous piece Tracy! LOVE all the textures from the embossing paste, so cool. Wonderful design, elements and colours.

Gail said...

What a stunning canvas - look the colour way too xx Gail T xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous, Tracy! I love the mix of metallics and blue! They look so beautiful together!

*mwah*
Steph
SImon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love how you put the texture in with the objects and the paste. I love this effect and glad you shared the step out steps. I was always curious how you were getting such a lovely soft effect with the colors!

Redanne said...

Wow Tracy, not sure I can more than has already been said except to say this is stunning!!! Hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

Oh Tracy this is fabulous, I so nearly bought this die at the weekend and now I wish I had! Brilliant creation and lovely colouring. X

Penny Duncan said...

That is absolutely stunning....

Marjie Kemper said...

Scrumptious! Love everything about it, Tracy.

Sandra said...

Love everything about this canvas Tracy,thanks for the tutorial x

Sandra said...

wow tracy! This is amazing! So much fun to see how you've done it! Really gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

wendy vecchi said...

wow! I totally love the monochromatic art.
seriously cool art!

Yvonne said...

OMG...love this. love the texture...love the color! Oh this is gorgeous and SO inspiring!!! You rocked this!!!

Buttons said...

Stunningly beautiful Tracy. Love what you have done here. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

Love all those embedded elements, and the texture paste adds such an amazing feel to the whole piece. Sorry I'm so behind with visiting, but it's been lovely catching up!
Alison xx

soapHOUSEmama said...

gorgeous texture on this!!!

Anita Houston said...

What a fun fun fun canvas Tracy!!!! I absolutely love your theme, but the texture is out of this world yummy! Gorgeous color too!

Carol McCready said...

Love all the texture on your fabulous canvas.