Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sassy canvas !

Hello, it's Sue here again to share my second guest design project for June. I've been playing with Dylusions Sprays on today's project, so lots of colour !


I saw a project in the latest Craft Stamper magazine that inspired me to get my Dylusions Sprays out and give them an airing ! I've wanted to do a canvas like this for some time but just not got round to it, so decided this was the ideal time ! First of all I've added some Tissue Tape and then coated the whole canvas with Gesso.



 I dried it off with my heat gun and then used Fresh Lime and the Reverse Mini Chicken Wire stencil and the Donna Downey hexagon stencil, I've heat set it then brushed over some more Gesso in random areas. It does smudge the Dylusions ink a little, but that adds to the overall effect.


 I carried on using different stencils and I've also added some torn pieces from an old book, building up the layers and making sure I heat set the ink after each application. Then I've stamped using black Archival ink and the Wendy Vecchi stamp set It's more Flower Art.



I decided that it needed more stencilling so I used the Bingo stencil and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions. I stamped the dots using a stamp from the Tim Holtz Mixed media set and Broken China Distress Paint. The little flower is stamped using Vermillion Archival ink using the stamp from the Wendy Vecchi Ticket Art set.  I've used a black pen to draw around different parts on the canvas to highlight them a little more. I used the Dina Wakley Grungy Circles stamp with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint for the circles.



 As I was working I mopped up the excess ink using baby wipes and set them aside to dry. Once dry they have a similar texture to felt and because they've mopped up the ink that's been used on my project they are also colour co-ordinated !



 I used the Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Flower die and also the Tattered Flower strip die to cut several flowers. I've layered them up and used a brad and leaves from the Idea ology Foliage.



 The brackets, stars and arrow have all been painted with Spiced Marmalade Distress paint. The sentiment is a great one from Wendy Vecchi's A Form of Art set which was stamped onto a torn piece of old book page that has been painted with Gesso. I also blended some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the edge.




I just wanted to finish with a shot of the edge of the canvas to just prove that I remembered to include them too ! I've used a little coloured wax and rubbed it around the edge of the canvas as a finishing touch.

Thanks for visiting today, see you again next week !

Sue


18 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Sue, its beautiful and inspirational ! thanks for sharing.
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Kim said...

Beautiful, Sue! One of my favorite looks...lots of layers of ink, designs, paper...Love it!!

Micki said...

Beautiful and I LOVE that sentiment :-). Really like the color combo too....

Broni said...

Oh my goodness, Sue! This is beautiful! I love all the textures and layering. There is so much gorgeous details to this work of art!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty! Great colors and textures!

Annette Green said...

Gorgeous! Love the step-by-step, Sue. I love how you used the leftover baby wipe in your project. I usually just toss them. Never again! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rea' said...

Looks so fun... cheerful colors... makes you want to drop everything else and just dig out the inks !!

butterfly said...

What a stunning canvas, Sue - and it's so cool seeing the layers of colour and stamping building up!
Alison x

Pat said...

Great canvas!!

Maya Ariffin said...

Oh my this is soooo gorgeous!! I love it!! I will try something like this someday! Thanks for the inspiration dear :)


Maya xx

P/s: thanks for dropping by to my not so great blog :D it really made my day :)

Katyoparty said...

Great project! Loved all the layers of color and texture. Thank you!

Yvonne Garner said...

Sue! This is just so cool! I love how it came together and all the various inks and paints and stamps and stencils you used! Great idea for up cycling the baby wipes!

sandi said...

AWESOME LOVE IT.

Katie said...

Gorgeous canvas! I am loving the color palette so much.

toni said...

Gorgeous layered canvas, love the colours , the flower is genius! X

Teresa Jaye said...

so pretty Sue. layer upon layer of amazing!

Bonnie Irvine said...

...sigh...this is lovely. There are so many fabulous layers that the depth is amazing. What a wonderful use for dried baby wipes. I love the simplicity of the focal point next to the gorgeous busy background.

Tracy said...

What a great idea...loving your project Sue!!!
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxox