Thursday, 16 August 2012

Look Inside You Canvas

Well this is my first design team piece for It's Crafting Time. It's Crafting Time is a bricks & mortar shop in Shepreth in Cambridgeshire cram packed full of the latest crafty stock, if you're in the area you should have a pop in. They also have an online shop as well, although everything in the shop isn't on the website don't be fooled into thinking they don't have it. Just ask they'll have it in, I got a webcam tour, trust me. Nina and Helen are more than happy to give you a virtual mooch.

I really like being given a task and making something with a theme. The theme for this piece was "Faces", I know there's only one on here, but it's a particularly nice face called Isobelle from Inkylicious. 

I'm heavily influenced by two artists at the moment Kasia KrzymiƄska & Anna Finnabair and I was thinking about their style when I created this. I like caking everything in gesso then adding colour over the top. It seems to pull everything together so well. like all the bits and pieces belong there. My next two projects seem to be following the same kind of style too. 


I started off painting the mini canvas 12.5 x12.5 cm square with gesso and left to dry, then spraying with Dylusions inks in mini misters for a smaller spray coverage.  I had 2 misters one with Bubblegum Pink Dylusions ink and the other has a mix of Pure Sunshine Dylusions ink, TH Walnut stain re-inker and the Pastel lemon chalk mist Cosmic Shimmer.  This gave me a nice chalky rusty orange colour that I can spray.

  
I stamped the Inkylicious  Isobelle & 7 Gypsies Venice stamp onto white tissue paper and stuck it to my inked canvas.  I added some embellishments and the Tim Holtz rosette with Pinflair and let it dry.


I painted all the embellishments with gesso and left it to dry.  


I then sprayed the gessoed embellishments with the rusty orange spray, when this was dry I randomly painted areas with Adirondack Lemonade and Watermelon dabbers over the rosette and the leaves.  Distress the edge of the canvas with the Pitch Black Adirondack dabber and used the Tim Holtz Eifel Tower stamp with Archival Espresso ink. I made the sentiment with Hampton Art mini alphabet stamps. 


I thought I would include this in Dina Wakely's "Out of the Journal" too.
Dina is a wondrous source of inspiration.


20 comments:

Evil Edna said...

got all fan boy on the crafting time blog... not stalking you just doing research.EE

Rebecca said...

Lovely work great texture
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Meggymay said...

Wow, an amazing canvas, so detailed with wonderful textures and background.
Yvonne

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is a stunning first piece Michelle, your canvas art is outstanding from colour to texture...loVe what you have achieved it's so pleasing to the eye...Mel :)

Jan said...

Just fantastic Michelle. I saw this on the Crafting Time blog earlier on but to see your work in progress is just amazing. Fabulous finished piece... you talented lady you!!

Maggie said...

Came over from ICT blog to learn more about your amazing canvas. The tutorial is so easy to follow, thanks for sharing your techniques.

Victoria said...

Congratulations - what an amazing first DT piece! The texture on this canvas is just sublime and the colours are amazing. It is an especially nice face, I agree. Well done!

Czekoczyna said...

Wow, Michelle, this is so beautiful! I love every detail and color. I'm so happy that my work inspired you :) I need to share on my facebook page :)

Sandy said...

Absolutely glorious Michelle - you are one talented lady and I love your cute smile!! I love this piece and thank you so much for the tutorial.
Sandy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, such a fantastic canvas. Really great.

She said...

Oh don't know where my comment went....OOps! Just seen this on Facebook and had to come and have a good look. It's gorgeous. I love it. S x

Joanna said...

Brilliant, I really like all the texture - particularly on the rosette, that looks great! Fab layers and colours too :)

Laura said...

Oh, I just love it. I am inspired by Finnabair too. (my first canvas for this challenge was inspired by her as well) Your choice of elements and colors really make this piece unique. I'm so glad you posted on Dina's blog so I got to see your beautiful and inspiring work!

Carol P said...

Found you through Dina's link. Love what you did with the rosette! Looks very vintage. Thanks for sharing.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just GORGEOUS!

Sue said...

Loved you canvas on the Art Journaling For Woman page and still love it on your blog, Michelle. Simply stunning!

Wendy Fraser said...

Truly exquisite! xx

clare said...

fabulous love all the textures and colours you have used. x

Marjie Kemper said...

I just want to keep looking. LOVE the colors, so rich and so much texture... really fantastic!

The Archiving Angel said...

Another beautiful creation.
Still here browsing!
I may not comment under every post but please know I am looking along.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful art.

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