Friday 15 July 2011

Mini Canvases - Anything Tim for The Stamp Man

Hi Everyone

It's Friday and another new challenge starting at The Stamp Man. It is Jill who is the host this week and of course she has chosen a Tim Holtz theme.

I decided to follow on with mini canvases after making that fabulous frame with Lyn at her workshop. This time there is more of a shabby chic style to it.

The larger canvas has been sprayed and inked with masks after it had been painted with acrylics.

The smaller canvases have been treated in different ways.

This one has been covered with music paper then glazed with a coating of multi medium matte and some shimmery household paint mixed in.

Another covered with TH paper then inked, painted and gessoed.

The third covered with tissue tape and covered with Old Gold and Rubb and Buff metal paints.

I have used Ideology embellishments, metal corners and other bits and pieces from my box of bits. I have also been playing with making and using moulds and fimo clay. The little frozen charlotte doll has been made using one from the Ideaology set - this way it has a flat back and is great for mounting on your work. I have to thank Lucy for showing me how to do it, she has a great collection of pieces that she has made herself.

Now there is a surprise with one of the canvases - inside is a photo of my daughter Maddie and my granddaughter Becca. As they both love stars, I have altered 2 glass ones using fresco paint and crackle glaze.  See? I have just realised I was going to rub some metal rub into the tissue paper to colour it and haven't done that. Must go and finish it off.

Acrylic paints of various kinds.
Masks - Tim Holtz flourish and Spellbinders floral stone impressabilities.
DIs - weathered wood, worn lipstick
Papers - Tim Holtz - crowded attic and shabby vintage.
Tim Holtz die - heart wings.
Alcohol inks - silver mixative, pink sherbert
Glimmer Mist - watermelon

Do you like the way I have hinged the canvas and it opens out?

I hope you will join in with the Stamp Man challenge this fortnight, we would love to see what you make. Don't forget there is a £10.00 voucher to spend at The Stamp Man on-line shop for the winner, so what are you waiting for? There are still alot of bargains at the moment due to Jill's move, but they won't be around for ever.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by and to those who leave me such lovely comments, I love to read them and I appreciate the time you take to do this.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Clear it out - Wings (metal butterfly)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Alter it Monthly - Valley of the dolls



cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is just amazing gosh the detail you always add is just amazing super work hun hugs cheryl xxxxx


Wow Brenda - this is a stunning work of art. There are so many gorgeous elements, I could sit and look at it for ages! Love the colours, the embellishments, the techniques you've used, and the hinged canvas is a fabulous idea (your "girls" are beautiful too)! LOVE it!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Agnieszka M said...

OMG, Brenda. THIS IS AWESOME!!! Your details are amazing!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Brenda, you are so into this type of art...and I can tell you really enjoy it. Beautiful work! I really admire this but I know it's not my thing...probably because I just don't know where I would put it all! Cards just fit into neat little boxes or I give them away...keeps hubbie happy (lol)
Joyce xx

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
This is such a delight. Love the layering of the mini canvases, great idea. The little bits and bobs and your wonderful use of color just set it off! take care, gerri

Irene said...

Wow brenda, this is just stunning, I love everything about it and hingeing one of the canvases is just ingenious.
Have a lovely weekend.
Irene x

Berry said...

OMG Brenda I just love these such gorgeous colours and fab metal work all so pretty just stunning! hugs rebekah xx

Kathyk said...

DAMN! You're talented! Fab as always Brenda

Have a fabulously creative weekend


Unknown said...

O wow Brenda, this is fabulous, I saw the sneaky pics last time, and was so looking forward to see your creation, love it xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Just gorgeous Brenda, fabulous colours and embellies. I am playing with some little boxes at the moment, so watch this space lol! Have a lovely weekend, hugs Heidi x

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, wow this is stunning, I really love the use of canvases and you have done some many different techniques and given so much interest, just fabulous. Have a lovely weekend. Pami x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Brenda - this is stunning. I love the colours you have used.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this really is a work of art - and i love the colours . The little hidden photo frame is a wonderful idea
Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

This is very clever, a lot of work went into this another of your labour's of love XOXO Zoe

craftymum said...

Wow Brenda this is just stunning!!!!
Hugs sarah x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning, I love it! I particularly love how you have done the photo. I thought it was you until I read it was your daughter. My litte clay Charlotte is still sitting on the table waiting for me to decide what I want to do with her. Glad you enjoyed the moulds so much, Pauline has gone away with the elephant today,

Lucy x

lisa said...

As always Brenda, you have left me feeling totally inadequate, lol, this is just amazing. I love the pretty colours you've used but it still has a definite Tim feel to it and hiding that photo is gorgeous.
I hope you have this displayed somewhere on your wall, it needs to be seen and admired.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Netty said...

Beautiful canvases and wonderful embellishments Brenda. Have a great weekend, Annette x

donna said...

Brenda. You are amazing. Every piece of this is fantastic. Yes I like how you hinged the one..and your easel and every mini canvas. Super. I want to find out more about ideology forms. I have a ton of clay.Keep on having fun...hugs ..Donna

Terry said...

Brenda, your mini canvases are spectacular! Love the photo! Every detail and embellishment is perfect! You are amazing! Thanks for giving Lucy that push for an online course! Have a lovely weekend!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwwww Brenda what an awesome creation a true work of art and so very beautiful and detailed. This is an amazing piece of work.
Lorraine x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, such an outstanding piece, really FANTASTIC.

debby4000 said...

What amazing work Brenda and love the colours and all the details.

Dragon said...

Well this is beyond beautiful... and yes, I DO loke the way you have hinged it!!! Fabulous piece

Junibears said...

Brenda, your work is just glorious. Fabulous piece. xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Brenda, I love hte background and the hinged 'surprise' is fantastic ! Sue C x

Zuzu's Blog said...

Gorgeous piece. and thank you for thinking to add it to alter it monthly with its little doll. :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Brenda this is stunning, I love it, Hope all is well, Hazelxox

Unknown said...

WOW, Brenda, just WOW. Wish I had half your talent! I love browsing your blog, your projects are proper works of art. Sarah

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, this is an amazing canvas. I love the design and all the techniques. You are so talented. Have a great day. Angela

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! this is utterly amazing!! Love the soft colours and all your detail!.... and the hidden picture is such a gorgeous element. Hugs Juls