I prepared the canvas by giving it a coat of gesso and in it I added the most tniest spot of aged mahogany re-inker to give me some splashes of pink. When it was dry I used the TH clock mask and went over it with a mushroom dabber. When that had dried I went over it again with gesson and another tiny spot of aged mahogany. It was then ready to start making my collage.
As you can see my theme is time and I wanted to add as many elements as possible related to the theme. But I also wanted to add things that would make it shabby too.
The bookplate sets the scene. Stamped with a 7 Gypsies rotating stamper and TH flourish. Covered in glossy accents.
Grungeboard hinge given the industrial grunge technique - see P54 of TH book The Compendium of Curiosities. I made the clockface using TH stamp and it reflects the masked clockface (same design), I inked it up and added stickles to the edge. The large cog I stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp then added glossy accents - hence the distressed look. There is another cog edged with walnut stain and some washers from my husbands tool box and a fancy disc I found in my collection of bits.
This is a stamp again from TH - think you should be able to see what it says. Cut with a Spellbinders Labels 4 die and inked with aged mahogany and walnut stain.
The metal butterflies are from necklaces picked up from car boot sales and I have used alcohol inks on them and glued them together for more of a 3D look. The texture is snowtex spread through a plastic tray from a chinese take-away. Good use of recycling eh? I added some glitter to it whilst it was still wet.
Another metal rose with some small flowers beside it and some added lace. The texture is just tissue paper glued onto the canvas.
Down the side is some textured card and edged with victorian velvet, aged mahogany and walnut stain, then some upholstery braid down it. I added some dangling pieces - a key on some chain, a fragment tag with part of a clockface added, a clock charm and a bumble bee. I decided as it's my first canvas like this is needed both my signature pieces on it. (Bumblebee and butterfly).
I think I will make some more of these - in fact I can see me making some for presents too.
Challenges to have fun with -
Studio L3 - Industrial Grunge
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Shabby
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Clock, ticket or tag
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Relish to embellish
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Distress
2 sisters challenge - No DP
Saturday Challenge - Anything that flies
Stamp Something - Stamp and use some pink
Inky Impressions - To add flowers
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes with a butterfly, fairy or angel
For Fun Challenges - Use metal
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or recycle
Paper Players - Anything Goes
Enjoy the rest of your week. Luv B xxx