Friday, 2 June 2017

A Vintage Journey - Canvas

Welcome to a new challenge for A Vintage Journey. Our host this month is the lovely Nikki and our challenge is Canvas.

Here is what Nikki had to say about the challenge:

"Let's work with canvas this month in our vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk style. It doesn't matter how as long as some canvas is a dominant feature of your project.  Perhaps you may use a canvas in the traditional way or use the reverse to create a shadow box? Canvas boards are fabulous to work on or perhaps you have some canvas sheets which can be cut and adhered to another surface"

I decided to decorate a canvas for Nikki's challenge using Tim Holtz products.
I began with circles created from an old lid and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.
I painted each of the circles with Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Distress Paint, applying the paint with my finger.
I added a touch of shading around the circles using Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink spritzed with water and then painted with a water brush.
A touch more shading with Peacock Feathers Distress Crayon.
Smudge the Crayon with your finger to add shading and shadows around the circles.
Continue to add more layers with the Distress Crayon until you are happy with the depth and definition.
Apply Texture Paste over the Linen Layering Stencil to add yet a further layer of interest and texture to the design.
I die cut the Layered Leaf from mountboard and then coloured with Distress Oxides. I added cotton threads for added texture.
I also included some Remnant Rubs and some random stamping using the background stamp from the On The Farm Stamp Set.
I added a quote chip and some random scratchy lines with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint.
I also added touches of the Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint to the background of the canvas, applying the paint to a scrap piece of white card and then dabbing the card lightly onto the background.
Index Clips have also been added and some random splatters of paint. I then added Cracked Pistachio Distress Crayon around the edges of the canvas.

Our sponsor this month is Shimmerz Paints who will be offering one randomly drawn winner a $25 voucher.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x 


Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous canvas Tracy with great layers of shapes, colours and textures to build the design. You have an incredible eye for detail and composition which comes through on every project you make, this one is no exception. I love it xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So much to take in Tracy, a beautiful composition. Love the effect the textured paste gives among the circles and as always you use of colour is amazing. Thank you for sharing your inspiring makes.. Hugs Tracey xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your canvas Tracy and how you added so much depth and interest with all those different layers of paint and texture. The colours are so striking, - I love how that orangey cotton thread just echos the streaks of Ripe Permission paint, brilliant. The layered leaf makes for the perfect focal point!

Yvonne Garner said...

Another winner Tracey! Love this.

Amanda said...

Fantastic canvas Tracy, love the colour
Amanda x

Nikki Acton said...

This is magical! The colours and the background of stencilling over your circles are brilliant. Perfect composition too - just enough - something I often forget. xxx

Jenny Marples said...

Your creative genius goes to places that so many dream of achieving - utter perfection on canvas. Words now fail me other than WOW!!!!!! xx

Sue said...

Tracy this is wonderful, I love the depth you've achieved with the Distress Crayons - and the die cut is perfect! Have a lovely weekend xx

Marci said...

I agree with all the above comments. This is beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

A wonderful step out of how you added inks, textures and ephemera to create this vibrant canvas in your signature greens Tracy!! Julia xx

Annie said...

Lots of fabulous details and layers of colour and texture Tracey. The circles look amazing and the stencil really adds to thei depth. The pop of orange really adds to the overall piece.
Love it xx love your bird stamps over on Debs blog xx huge congratulations on your stamp release.

Sending my best wishes
Annie xx

S@ndy Diller said...

So, so fabulous Tracy. The color depth and texture are so alluring.
Love it!! S@ndy xx

Redanne said...

I just want to keep saying 'wow' Tracy, this canvas is gorgeous - the depth you created in those circles is just wonderful and I love the detail you added with the paste, stamping and paint - just stunning! xxx

Sara Barker said...

Holy cow, Tracy! This is an amazing work of art! I was on the edge of my seat watching this come together--what a fantastic step by step you prepared! I love the coloring on your circles and the addition of the stenciling and stamping give so much more added depth. The leaf looks amazing! What a stunning canvas! Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Brilliant dimensional shading on your bubbles, and the contrasting accents work so well to make the whole thing zing. I especially love the thread under the textured leaf. Altogether fabulous!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Fabulous ! Tracy I have a thing for circles so this got my attention straight away. Love the 'broken ' texture paste stenciling over the circles, all the touches of detail and those lines of orangey red bring the design to life . Love the effect of the Dox on the leaf too .
Like i said at the start a really fabulous piece of art .
hugs x

Jackie P Neal said...

Tracy! How cool is this? I love how you added the paste grid to the circles- Genius I tell you!!
Hugs,Jackie xx

Joi at RR said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - just GORGEOUS Tracy. Love every INCH. The colors are so PEACEFUL and GENTLY RELAXING to me. Love the pops of ORANGE - of course!!! Just BEAUTIFUL. Xj.

Team Clark said...

Such great color and a cool design! Love the circled mixed with the squares! Hugs, Autumn

Nora said...

Beautiful! Great design and choice of colours!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

This is fabulous Tracy, love your layered circles in the background with that great texture overtop and your leaf coloured with the DOX looks so lovely perched on top. Just a beautiful composition, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo