Tuesday 7 May 2013


Sheena Douglass has more fabulous shows on Thursday on Create and Craft so time to showcase my first piece.
My first sample is a large canvas painted with black Gesso adding highlights of silver Gilding Wax around the edges of the canvas.
The backdrop is a piece of black card embossed with a Die'sire Embossalicious Argyle embossing folder and rubbed over with silver Gilding Wax. I added Pebeo Gel Mat which I mixed with black Gesso to the Poppy stamp and once dry peeled away and coloured with silver Gilding Wax; you do need patience for this process as it does need to dry overnight. I also added three pearls painted with black acrylic and highlighted with Gilding Wax along with POPPIES added to the top using the same process as with the poppy images.
I added a large wooden dragonfly, painted with black Gesso and again highlighted with silver Gilding Wax.
Metal flowers, keys and bolts have been added to the bottom corner for added interest and texture and once again coloured with silver Gilding Wax.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Diane said...

Gorgeous, Tracy! That gilding wax is fabulous over all the different textures!
Diane x

Annie said...

Beautiful canvas project Tracy. Love that fab silver background and the poppies look amazing. The added metal details provide more texture and interest.

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Paula Whittaker said...

very striking!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, Loving this canvas. The gilding wax gives it that extra special look. The "Poppy" stamp is beautiful. The dragonfly's and the other embellishments finish it off a treat. Will be looking out for this piece on C&C. Thanks for sharing. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Words and Pictures said...

Wow... stunning! The black and silver is so effective... such great texture too - yum!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

So unusual and so beautiful. Lobe the monochromatic palette and textures.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, A stunning piece, this canvas is gorgeous, loving the poppy stamps and the gilding wax gives an ethereal effect on the black, stunning piece.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Wow Tracy, this is a bit different! I really love the black palette, the embossed background is wonderful with the gilding wax. A really beautiful canvas. Hugs, Anne x

Dianne said...

Plunke, that was my jaw hitting my desk, its sooooo stunning, black gesso with silver gilding wax, it so luxuries, love the metals pieces, the butterflies, fantastic piece of art to represent nature, thanks for sharing and have a fantastic day..

Sue said...

This is fabulous Tracy, it really has the WOW factor xx

lisa said...

I could see this one on display on the shows today Tracey and thought it was metal. The gilding wax looks stunning on it and I love all your keys and those gorgeous metal flowers.
Hugs Lisax