Saturday 12 August 2017

Mixed Media Crow

Hi and welcome, today I have a project I created just for fun using Tim Holtz products.
I opted to decorate one of Tim's Framed Panels. I knew I wanted to incorporte his Raven from his new Stamp Set Raven's. I used it as a Crow in my artwork as artistic licence and all that!
To begin I took a piece of Tim Holz hessian and added a piece of Etcetera Paper Stash onto the hessian and machine stitched into place. I then added some vintage papers to the background for added interest, adhereing with Matt Medium and also adding a coat of Matt Medium over the top.
Once I had added the layers of paper I then used a palette knife and added some Crackle Paste randomly around the background, just touches here and there. Once the Crackle was completely dry I then added layers of paint, Weathered Wood and Frayed Burlap, adding a little paint at a time, drying a little and then wiping away some of the paint with a baby wipe so that the background text was still visible.
I then stamped the Raven or in my case I used as a Crow with Black Archival Ink, using the Stamp Platform so that I could keep adding layers of black ink to get a really sharp impression over the many layers of paper and paint. I then machine stitched around the raven, adding random stitching, again giving another layer of interest.
I also added a couple of index clips and random red splatters of paint. I also machine stitched a Transparent Tile to the background and also included a vintage pen nib. To add further definition I used the Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon around the edges of the papers and smudged with my finger.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Julia Aston said...

Love the stitching and all the wispy loose threads Tracy - great red splatter against the black crow - a wonderful wall hanging! Julia xx

Unknown said...

So unique and fun Tracy - wow! The epitome of mixed media - GREAT CREATIVITY. Xj.

Amanda said...

Looks great, it makes a great crow, I'm a sucker for stitching and it gives it a fab touch.
Amanda x

Annie said...

Fabulous details as always Tracy xx Love the background and the amazing crow.....the stitching really adds to the overall effect

TFS and hugs
Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

I was pretty much going to say exactly the same as Annie, the crow looks brilliant and yes that stitching looks really cool. The red splodges really ass to the overall effect!

Redanne said...

Glad you found some time to play because this is stunning! I love how you used the raven for a crow and that transparent tile is such a great addition - as are the red splats! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Unknown said...

Looks great, it makes a great crow, I'm a sucker for stitching and it gives it a fab touch.


Jackie PN said...

Fabulous make Tracy! Love your elements!! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Definitely a crow! Love how you added the stitching! Chrisx

UplayOnline said...

wow! The epitome of mixed media - GREAT CREATIVITY. Xj.


Marci said...

You are getting better and better. I am not a huge fan of red or brown or black, but I love this!

Words and Pictures said...

Very Edgar Allan Poe with that fabulous new crow and the spattered blood - fantastic!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Loving your funtime creativty! Tracy . Fab colours and great touches of interest . Love the pops of red .