Sunday, 21 January 2018

Be Brave

Welcome, today I have a post just for fun, no other reason than just enjoying the process of creating. If you are looking for my blog GIVEAWAY you can find that HERE.
I added an old vintage book cover to a canvas panel which has been painted with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylics Turquoise and Elephant. I painted with one layer of Turquoise and then whilst the paint was still wet I added a few strokes of the Elephant to add two layers of colour to the background. I left the book cover as was as I loved the torn edges and vintage feel to it.
I added a clay face, which I broke in half and then coloured with touches of the Elephant Heavy Body Acrylic. I dried the paint a little and then wiped away most of the paint leaving only touches of colour in the crevices and cracks.
I also included some torn vintage French Book pages and added a touch of stencilling to the background.
A few rusty elements have been included along with some rusty tin wire, I love using rusty wire in my projects. I also included a Be Brave Quote Chip for added interest, adding a touch of paint to the edges of the quote.
A few cotton threads for added texture along with some cheesecloth fabric.
I added my clay face to a paintbrush which I broke to fit the size of my vintage book cover and I then covered the brush with Texture Paste and then painted with Heavy Body Acrylics. I highlighted some of the texture with touches of wax.
I really enjoyed creating this, taking the time to just enjoy the process of creating just for fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! A great panel with such wonderful elements! Time well spent I say!! Hugs, Chrisx

Rita said...

Oh how I wish I was Bravehearts Tracy. This is one awesome piece. Love all the rustiness too. Well Done. Hugs Rita xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love everything you do Tracy ! Love this one too !
Corrie xx

Kate said...

So beautiful! I love those rusty nails and and that wire. Beautiful card Tracy!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a super colour palette, is there ever anything better than turquoise and rust together?? Love your composition and measured elements, your torn book cover is a genius idea.
Glad you found some time to create just for you.. Thank you for sharing with us all. Big Hugs Tracey xx

Coco said...

This is fabulous Tracy, so beautiful!!!
Have a lovely day,
crafty hugs
Corinne xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Tracy, this is brilliant!!
What a totally cool piece! I love each step and element, they marry so beautifully and speak of the whole truth-Brave!
great make my friend!
hugs,Jackie xo

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

This is mind blowing Tracy! I just love the nails and gorgeous use of wire with the beautiful teal. Stunning! Hugs, Autumn

Billie A said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and the rustic look. This is so awesome and creative.

hazel said...

This is a fabulous piece Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Annie said...

This is totally fabulous Tracy and I just love the colour and wonderful layout/adornments.

TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

Redanne said...

So pleased to see you create just for you! This is a stunning piece, I love the colours and the face - and the close-up showing the detail. Just beautiful!!! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

Simply in love with this one - colours, textures, thread, wire - total perfection!
Alison x

A Pink said...

The colours , the broken face , the rusty wire and nails along with all the other touches make for a fantastic book cover , Tracy . Love it !
hugs x

Marci said...

Really like this one!