Friday, 20 September 2013

ARTSY CANVAS

I've created an artsy canvas for Creative Expressions this week using Tim Holtz Classics 5 Stamp Collection and Classics 4 Stamp Collection.
The backdrop is painted with Mushroom Eco Green Acrylic Paint and then dry brushed with touches of  Pure Copper.
The face stamp has been stamped onto tissue with Black Archival Ink and then adhered to the canvas.
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste has been applied through a Large Polka Mask before applying the coat of paint. Once everything was dry I have also added Pearl Moon Metallic Gilding Wax to highlight the wonderful texture. Random stamping has been added using the background stamp from the Classics 4 Stamp Set using Black Archival Ink.
I've also added a mini canvas for further dimension and added Fancy Key Charms for further interest, again rubbing over with the wonderful Pearl Moon Metallic Gilding Wax to highlight the detail.
Buttons have been added around both images, painted with acrylic paint and sprayed with touches of Dylusions Spray. Once again I highlighted detail with the Metallic Wax. I have also added ART using Signmaker Alpha Parts.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a wonderful weekend. Tracy x x

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24 comments:

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

OMG you were so in the zone when you did this, its absolutely gorgeous. Sam xx

Sue C said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracy ! Love the buttons and all of the stamping and the colours, just fabulous ! Sue C x

Hanneke said...

Wow Tracy, I always love your creations, and this one is no exception! I love the way you used the buttons and the structure you added. The mini canvas is a great detail. Hugs, Hanneke

SHAWN said...

Gorgeous canvas Tracy, I love all the textures and use of the mini canvas too. Shawn

Terry said...

Totally gorgeous canvas, Tracy! Love those buttons! Have a great weekend!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such an incredible canvas - love all aspects of this.
Wishes
Lynne

Yvonne Garner said...

This is just magical! I love it! Bravo!!

Brenda Brown said...

I love how the dotty texture mirrors the buttons and I love how they have been layered up. A great canvas Tracy.
hugs {brenda} x0x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeos , love the colours you have used for this and the muted soft colour amongst all the textures are fab x hugs x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning piece.

Paula Whittaker said...

WOW just gorgeous!

Redanne said...

Wow Tracy, this is a beautiful piece of work, I love the way you have layered the buttons, love the mini canvas and love the soft tones you have used. Wonderful! Hugs, Anne x

May said...

O my word Tracy...What a work of art... Love all the fabulous texture/colours..Beautiful images & I love how you have used the buttons...AMAZING!! Hugs May x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just stunning, can you pop to mine and teach me :0) hugs Pops xxx

kateri said...

I love this. It's fantastic. I love those little round metal things. I thought it was a stencil/mask (and it might be) but what are the metal bits? The keys by the other canvas is really clever. I went off on a day dream wondering what they would look like with the keys as eyes. Eyes are the keys/doors/windows to the soul. I might have to try it when I get this stamp, which I love. You did an amazing job.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic piece! Valerie

butterfly said...

Stunning, Tracy - this button extravaganza is totally brilliant! Gorgeous silvery metallic patinas, and I love the gentle blush of colour you've used to warm the whole piece. Amazing make!
Alison x

Annie said...

Beautiful inspiring canvas Tracy. Love the colours and stamped images. Great idea with the buttons.....so creative

TFS
Annie x

Sandy said...

I love buttons and old trinkets and I love your canvas! It truly is magical!!
Sandy

Lynn Stevens said...

Tracy you bring buttons to a whole new level. AWESOME!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! The layout is fantastic!

Dianne said...

STUNNING, the texture, is fantastic,that face gorgeous, the the eye, brilliant idea, love all the buttons, with the soft colors, just stunning Laura, excellent work, thanks for sharing...

Zoe said...

Wow! This is amazing xx

Sheelagh said...

Fabulous project, love the images and the layout of the buttons set it off beautifully.
Glad I am not alone using loads of buttons as an embellishment. Amazing.
If you get a moment, check out my blog for latest double sided button canvas. Got to use those buttons up somehow eh!
Sheelagh T.