Sunday, 14 June 2015

Imagine Possibility

Morning, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We have another fabulous challenge for you over at the Love to Create Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.
I created a mixed media canvas this week using PanPastels Turquoise Tint, Turquoise Shade, Turquoise Extra Dark and Permanent Red.
I applied DecoArt Crackle Paste through Finnabair's (Prima) Grungy Grid stencil to add texture to the background and I then applied the same paste through Tim Holtz Hearts Layering Stencil to add further interest.
I applied PanPastels around the background of the canvas and then added some paint circles using Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Paints. I also added Remnant Rubs for added interest.
To give the backdrop some sheen I added Gold Mica Powder from Finnabair and Teal Zircon Primary Elements, both adding further layers of colour to the background. I then applied a coat of Mod Podge to protect and to prevent the PanPastels from moving whilst I applied further layers of the same colours.
I also included some vintage nibs for added dimension and added rusty wire around my centre piece. The centre piece is one of Sandra Evertson's cast pieces from Prima. I applied Crackle Paste to the Relic Cast piece, allowed to dry and then coloured with PanPastels and then added a coat of Mod Podge.
I also added some texture with a hot glue gun, adding strings of glue direct to the canvas. I also added touches of black splatters using Black Soot Distress Paint.
I added a metallic touch to the heart by applying more Gold Mica.
There is still time to enter our challenge and a chance to win a fabulous postcard from one of the DT members. My postcard from last week can been seen HERE, simply leave a comment on my postcard blog post for a chance to win a piece of art.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x x



13 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Amazing piece! Fantastic textures and colours!!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracy - turquoise, red and gold are wonderful together! The plaster piece looks amazing as the focal point and the rusty wire is just the perfect finishing touch. The dribbled wax gives a wonderful texture and I love the black splatting too. A truly beautiful piece of art! Hugs, Anne xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Tracy,

This is gorgeous, so love all the colours and the design is fabulous.

Love the crackled paste in certain areas too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lesley said...

Fab piece Mrs Tracy woman.
Gotta love the glue gun dribbles. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wowsers Tracy, this is spectacular! I would have never thought to use these colours together but it's an incredible combo and the blending is flawless as always!! Love that fabulous heart embellishment, and your rusted wire is always a favourite of mine. Didn't have any luck finding pre-rusted wire, so I ordered some rusting powder and picked up a roll of regular wire...I'm going to rust it myself!! You are a bad/good influence on me, haha!! hugs :)

Sue C said...

Beautiful canvas Tracy ! Love the colours and the crackle and the rusty wire is fantastic. Sue C x

Michelle said...

This is beautiful, Tracy! The elements are gorgeous and I love how you incorporated the pen nubs. Very pretty!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Fantastic piece! Beautiful textures and the colours are wonderful! X

Shari Trumbull said...

Stunning, Tracy!! Aaaahhh...hot glue strings!! COOOOOL!!! Just a remarkable mixed-media canvas!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Tracy, amazing textures and colours!

Joi at RR said...

Wow - you are quite the artist Tracy. I think I must need to follow you... you are very inspiring to me. This is just STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. Thanks bunches for such FABULOUS pictures too. j.

butterfly said...

Oh, such lovely colours - the blending of the PPs gives the whole thing such a subtle, soft and cloudy look - and they look so fab over the crackle and canvas textures. Love it - it's really amazing, Tracy.
Alison xx

Jools Robertson said...

This is fabulous, love all those layers of colour and crackle

Jools x