Monday 9 December 2013

One Of A Kind

The Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week is to use TISSUE in your creative piece. Anything from decoupage to giftwrap, home decor to cardmaking there is so much possibility for tissue of all kinds to be used on this challenge. Or you could go in a totally different direction and alter a tissue box or even make something tissue thin, the choice is yours!
I decided to create a canvas this week as I love adding tissue to canvas giving wonderful texture in the backdrop.
These are some of the products I began with for my mixed media canvas. A melt pot, heart from Wendy Vecchi's Hearts, Love and Stars Art Parts, white tissue paper, canvas.
Tear the tissue paper into pieces and then scrunch each piece.
Apply the tissue to the canvas using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matt.
Cover both the canvas and the heart with tissue paper and set aside to dry thoroughly.
Spritz the canvas with water and then add Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Paint to the canvas and blend the colours with a paintbrush.
Continue to add Distress Paint and blend until you are happy with the depth of colour. Look at the fabulous texture the tissue gives to the canvas.
Once the canvas is completely dry highlight the texture and detail from the tissue with Treasure Gold White Fire Metallic Wax.
The wax really highlights the texture beautifully, I never tire of this technique!
Apply White Embossing Paste through the Mini Ferns Template applying the Paste at different thicknesses to add further to the dimension and texture.
Add touches of stamping to the background using the background stamp from the Classics 4 stamp set and Coffee Archival Ink. Use the stamp as is, do not add to an acrylic block this makes random stamping more simplified.
Add Black UTEE to a Melt Pot, set the thermostat at the UTEE setting and the enamel will melt in a few minutes.
Pour the hot UTEE into a Martha Stewart Fern Mould and set aside to cool.
Place the background stamp from the Classics 4 Stamp Set uppermost onto a flat surface and then apply VersaMark Ink to the stamp. This acts as release agent so that the enamel will peel away from the stamp.
Place a heart cookie cutter onto the background stamp.
Pour hot UTEE into the cookie cutter and set aside to cool.
Remoe the fern from the mould, as you can see the enamel picks up all the wonderful detail beautifully.
Paint the enamel with Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Paint and then heat for a few seconds to set. Remember do not heat for too long or the enamel will melt once again.
I love the detail on the heart from pouring hot UTEE onto the background stamp. Highlight the wonderful detail with White Fire Treasure Gold Wax.
To add further detail I have also added Remnant Rubs Words. You can also see from this picture the subtle background stamping I added to the canvas.
The heart Art Part has been added to the canvas along with the UTEE heart set to one side, both adding wonderful dimension to my canvas.
LOVE Art Part has been added to the top of my canvas painted with Distress Paints adding highlights with White Fire Treasure Gold Wax.
The enamelled fern has been added to the bottom of my canvas for added dimension and interest.
I also added a fern to the large heart along with some random background stamping and Remnant Rubs Words.
For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

Products Used:

Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Hearts, Love and Stars
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classics 4 Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs Words
Melt Pot
Ranger Black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matt
Distress Paints - Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
Coffee Archival Ink
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
PaperArtsy Treasure Gold White Fire Wax
Crafter's Workshop Mini Ferns Template 
Martha Stewart Garden Silicone Moulds


Brenda Brown said...

Love the tissue texture Tracy and the wonderful effects of the paint and metallic wax over it. The embellishments have added fabulous dimension and the utee fern looks amazing.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Helen said...

Stunning, Tracy. so many different things to look at and such gorgeous texture.

rachel said...

wow Tracy - this really is gorgeous - might have to have a play myself with something along similar lines - brilliant! Love it xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Tracy this is absolutely gorgeous. I have used tissue before but not seen the effect when crumpled up. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful clear instructions.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just beautiful, Tracy! It's the sort of stunning work I really associate with you,

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

such amazing texture! I love it!!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous project! You really are rocking the melt pot! Xx hugs x

Candy C said...

Tracy...your canvas is so pretty! I love the colors and the texture. You are rocking the melt pot lately! :) Love the ferns and leaves that you've added to this piece. And of course, what would one of your pieces be without a heart on it?! This is a really pretty and original piece, Tracy. Love it! <3 Candy

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous canvas Tracy! Love all the texture going on here! The highlights of gold add such a touch of elegance! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anna-Karin said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous! Love the texture on the background, and those UTEE pieces are so clever. I hadn't thought of using it in the Martha Stewart molds, fabulous idea!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. what a fabulous creation! I love how you make the beautiful UTEE embellishments. The colors and textures on the background are wonderful! :)

sara j said...

Totally amazing. I would have never thought to make an embellishment with enamel off a stamp. I can see I need to spend more time with my melt pot! I love everything about this piece, especially all the texture. Really cool piece!

Sandra said...

Ohh tracy! Stunning piece! Love the texture you created with the tissue and the UTEE and the melting pot is so cool! Didn't know you could pour it on a rubber stamp! Hugs, Sandra

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Tracy. WOW! This is totally amazing! I love everything from the colours to the texture and design.
You have taught me something new, I've always stamped into the wax...but pouring it onto a stamp makes sooo much more sense.
Dot x

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The tissue texture is way cool!

Simon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I love the mix of the blues and greens with the decoupage on the canvas. The Melted images from the stamps I love and I can't wait to try it out.

Cocofolies said...

Wow!!! Wonderful texture, colours and mix of melted elements... I really ADORE your canvases!!! Coco x

Words and Pictures said...

Colours - yum! Textures - yum! Handmade embellishments - yum! Gilding - yum! This is a fabulous make, Tracy!
Alison xx

Kate Yetter said...

I am loving how you used those cookie cutters. And the texture from the tissue paper is fabulous. And of course I LOVE the colors you chose. Awesome canvas!

Cheryl C said...

I love those little molds but your version of a cookie cutter over that stamp is gorgeous plus! I just found the reason to buy the metallic wax I was lusting for!!! Thanks!

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous canvas! Thanks for the step outs!

barbarayaya62 said...

Totally in love with your canvas! Colors that you've used are my fav! Your works are always incredible! BArbaryaya

Michelle said...

Tracy, I think that I've said this before, but you are the technique QUEEN! I LOVE he way you've used the gold. And those ferns are fabulous. I had wondered how you gave them texture. Now I know! Beautiful project, Tracy. Absolutely beautiful!

Suchi said...

I am in love with your projects! Already following you. Thanks for these inspirations! Loved them :D