Saturday, 27 January 2018


Hi and welcome to another post just for fun, this time a mixed media canvas.
I began by applying a layer of Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylic Turquoise Paint onto the canvas, applying with a large flat brush. I then added a layer of Ocean paint to a piece of watercolour cardstock and then pressed the painted watercolour card stock onto the canvas, just kissing it against the background, this is often referred to as monoprinting. I repeated the same process with Tangerine Heavy Body Acrylic to add a further layer. I repeated these two steps until I was happy with the layers I had achieved.
I die cut Seth Apter's Sunburst from the watercolour cardstock pieces I had used to create the monoprinting in the previous steps. I added three layers to my sunburst to create a more sturdy piece.
I added a few delicate splatters of black paint combined with some Remnant Rubs and a RELIC Quote Chip for added dimension and interest.
A clay face has been added to the centre of my sunburst, adding touches of paint to the clay face with my finger and then wiping back any excess to give an aged appearance. I then added some cotton threads behind for added texture.
A few rusty elements add further interest to my piece, I love adding vintage touoches to a design.
I added relic using computer generated text to my face along with a FRAGILE Remnant Rub.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.



Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Tracy, I don't know how you manage these incredibly artistic and unique designs again and again, but I am so thankful for the inspiration. Loooooove this piece!

Amanda said...

Fabulous piece Tracy
Amanda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous piece Tracy, will all your trademark super cool touches, - love it!!! And great to do something just for fun!

Kate said...

Beautiful Tracy! I am loving the bright background colors and how you use those clay faces. I need to get some of those.

butterfly said...

Stunning paintwork and effects as always - gorgeous layering of the die-cuts too - so clever.
Alison x

Sue said...

What a gorgeous piece Tracy, no one puts colours together like you do! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracy, the turquoise and tangerine monoprinting looks fabulous, so very striking. Love your layering too, the face is lovely and those rusty nails are fantastic! LOVE this!! Hugs, Anne xx

Jackie P Neal said...

What a beautiful arrangement Tracy! And I just love the choice of background colors- delish!
I do love when you add those faces,they really are so cool!
Jackie xo

Seth said...

This is really beautiful Tracy. Those two colors work sooooo well together.

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Tracy . Love the blues with the orange and the marble effect in your clay face is terrific . The touches of black really catch the eye .
hugs x

Marci said...

Another great one!