Monday, 19 August 2013

Reach for the stars


Hello, and welcome to the blog party for the re-launch of Clare Curd Crafts DT I know there is a lot of really inspirational stuff to be shared with you today so don't forget to check out the blog and those of our DT members as the day goes on. 

I did wonder what to share for my first DT piece and more importantly I wanted it to be something great with it being the blog party and shop re-launch. I love mixed media and anything that involves me getting messy with paint and inks and so that gave me the starting point for my small canvas hanging.
 


 
I used a 5x7 inch pre primed canvas board as my base, but you can use whatever you want, a deep edge canvas, chipboard or an art journal. If your surface isn’t already primed then give it a coat of Gesso so you have a good base to apply your colours to.


~ For the first layer of colour, I used black and white acrylic paint and dry brushed them on, blending a little as I did.


 

 
~ Then I took Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray and added it in a couple of areas, allowing it to drip, and in others just a light spray.
 

 
 

~ Now select a whole bunch of stamps and just get some texture on your background, make sure you use a permanent ink. A great set of stamps for texture is this Tim Holtz Stamp Set
 
 
 

 

 ~Now we want some definition in the background, I used the stars from the Crafty Expressions EXPLORE set.


 

 


~Next step is getting some raised texture onto our piece. I mixed some texture paste with black acrylic paint and applied it around the edges of my canvas but you could use UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) if you prefer.

 
 

 
~ Now we need to get some colour onto the piece. I used a very wet solution of red acrylic paint and dripped it in the position I wanted then blew the paint to get it to spread across the canvas.

 
 
 
~Next step is to get more interest onto the canvas. I added more stamps, splats of red paint, sprinkled on and melted some silver UTEE, and some white rub ons (from my stash)
 


~ Now onto the embellishment. I used a chipboard star I had in my stash, coated it in UTEE and while it was still hot I stamped into the UTEE. I then rubbed over it with a permanent black ink pad to age it. I then backed the star with some paper from the Well Travelled 6x6 paper pad.
 

 
~Next I altered some chipboard letters from my stash, printed out my chosen phrase and after deciding on the placement attached everything to the canvas.

 
 

 
~next add final details using the Inkssentials White Pen. I also used a black permanent marker to outline my words. Also add a small UTEE coated star to a piece of acetate and hang it behind the last letter S. I then  added eyelets to thread a piece of wire through to hang the canvas by.






 

I do hope you liked this project and it would be great if you do decide to have a go at a mixed media hanging that you send me a message with a link to your creation.

 
Items used from Clare Curd Crafts

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

7 comments:

  1. This is fabulous, love the design and the step by step of how yu put it together.

    Sylv xx

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  2. Fantastic project, Debs and a fabulous step by step account xxx

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  3. This is fabulous! Love the stamps you have used.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Wow fab canvas & a great tutorial xxx

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  5. So full of lovely texture an I like the way the letters are slightly off the canvas.

    Penny

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  6. What a fabulous project and so many different techniques, thanks for sharing

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