I love monochromatic themes in artwork; I love the balanced look it gives to a design. If you ever struggle with knowing what colours to use this should be right up your street, one colour alone or hues of one colour (plus black and/or white) - simple!
Please just check that your entry is vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journalling; industrial or steampunk to be in with a chance of being a winner or Pinworthy mention.
1 Paint the canvas with one coat of Gesso and dry with a heat tool. Apply Pumice Stone Distress Paint to the canvas and blend with a baby wipe.
2 Apply a darker layer of colour, in this case Hickory Smoke to the canvas, once again blending with a baby wipe. Use your fingers to blend the two colours together around the edges to avoid any lines.
3 Stamp the stem and flower onto the canvas.
4 Repeat this process twice to add two flowers to the canvas.
1 Ink the Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencil with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink; pressing the inkpad directly onto the stencil.
2 Spritz the stencil lightly with water.
3 Place the stencil onto the canvas, ink side down, dab with a piece of kitchen towel and then remove to reveal the stenciling.
4 Do no re-ink the stencil simply place face side down and dab with a piece of kitchen towel once again and then remove. This will give a second generation of stencilling to the background.
1 Dry the stencilling with a heat tool.
2 Repeat the process with the number stencil until the background is randomly covered with numbers.
3 Ink the Ringer Mini Stencil with Black Soot Distress Ink and repeat the same process and then dry with a heat tool.
4 Paint a piece of scrap white card with Gesso and dry with a heat tool. Stamp the Echinacea flower onto the Gesso background using Black Archival Ink.
1 Cut out the Echinacea flowers and then scribble Hickory Smoke Distress Marker onto the flower.
2 Blend the Distress Crayon with a finger.
3 Blend the colour further applying Picket Fence Distress Crayon over the top.
4 Scribble Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon to the edges of the canvas and blend with a finger. I also added a further layer of interest by applying Texture Past through the same number stencil to add further texture to the design.
I added four layers to each of the flowers and then added threads behind each flower for added texture. I also added delicate splatters of paint.
I love how all the layers are visible! I also added splatters of Black Soot Paint to the background.
I also added stencilling to the sides of the canvas.
I bent each of the flower petals to add movement and dimension to the design.
I also added random stripes to the background using the Stripes Layering Stencil, applying Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the stencil using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam.
To add a further layer, I also included Remnant Rubs added randomly to the background.
To complete the design I added an embroidery hoop which I painted lightly with Picket Fence Distress Paint, applying the paint with a baby wipe to give a whitewash look. I also included a 'beautiful' ChitChat Sticker.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge this month. I look forward to seeing your monochromatic pieces.
Tracy x x