Wednesday, 6 December 2017

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Today I have a little canvas created using Tim Holtz products.
  1. Give the canvas board a coat of Gesso and then dry.
  2. Place the Stars Layering Stencil onto the background and then apply Grit Paste over the Stencil and then allow to dry.
  3. Paint the canvas with a layer of Distress Paint Antique Linen and whilst the paint is still wet add a few touches of Vintage Photo Distress Paint, especially around the stars to give a light layer of darker colour.
  4. Scribble Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon around the outside edges of the canvas and then smudge the crayon with your finger.
  1. Paint the Foundry Frame with a coat of Gesso and then dry. 
  2. Paint the Frame with a second layer, this time with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then dry the paint with a heat tool.
  3. Paint a top coat onto the Frame with Ground Espresso Distress Paint and then dry lightly. Take a damp piece of kitchen towel and wipe away some of the paint to reveal some of the colour below and some of the metal highlights.
  1. Add Christmas Remnant Rubs around the Frame.
  2. Add a wood piece and a wishbone to the centre of the Frame.
  1. Add a PaperDoll to the frame, adding foam tape behind to build him up a little so that he stands proud away from the frame. Add cotton threads and cheesecloth behind for added texture.
  1. Add Prima Metallique Wax around the edges of the canvas to give some metallic touches.
  2. Add a Quote Chip to the base of the PaperDoll to ground the image and then add some Grit Paste around the edges to act as snow.
  3. Add some pearls and a small tree to the top of the Quote Chip and then add a few more touches of Grit Paste for added texture.
  1. Add a small amount of Candied Apple Distress Paint to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet, dip a wet paintbrush into the paint and then lightly flick the paint across the background of the canvas. Repeat the same process with a White Posca Pen.
  2. Add Star Adornment embellishments to the background to add further dimension.

  1. To complete the canvas I added a few delicate scratchy lines with Black Soot Distress Paint around the edges of the canvas.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Scrapthat said...

An AWEWOME card Tracy!! TFS

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous piece Tracy! I love all the natural elements included in this, like the burlap and the wood slice, they go so well with the metallic stars and frame! The little ledge you created is genius and I adore that mini tree! A wonderful winter creation! hugs :)

Dorthe said...

Tracy, love this, so oldfashioned feeling to it , which makes me think back :-) .

Hugs, Dorthe

Redanne said...

You really have created a gorgeous festive scene Tracy, I wasn't feeling all that festive but this has got me thinking - Christmas! The colour tones on the canvas look wonderful and I just love the stencilled stars in the background - this is beautiful!!! Hugs, Anne xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those textured stars in the background really do look fabulous on this canvas Tracy. Love the colour scheme portrayed and your added elements. A very vintage touch of Christmas. Warm Hugs Tracey xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous little canvas Tracy, love those muted colours, the whole design is brilliant!

Sue said...

Tracy this is wonderful! Everything works so well together, and the whole thing is just stunning. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Team Clark said...

What a super cool project Tracy. I'm digging the wish bone, what fun. Merry Christmas, Autumn

Kate said...

Your canvas is so beautiful! I love that burlap background and that frame.

Jackie P Neal said...

Totally cool canvas Tracy!! I saw this on FB and had to see more! So happy you shared your steps- this is awesome!
Jackie xo

Marci said...

Thank you for the step by step, this is lovely.

butterfly said...

Ooh, this really works brilliantly - quirky elements, brilliant composition, and those tiny touches of red to bring it all to life - a fantastic piece. Sorry I've been such a lousy visitor lately - glad to do a bit of catching up.
Alison x

Sabine said...

Love, love this!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful canvas project Tracy! LOVE the colors, the vintage boy with the little tree - great textures on this! Julia xx

Annie said...

Love this fab Christmas Canvas delightful xx

Best wishes
Annie xx