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


One, Two, Three

That's a song title isn't it? One, two, three - oh heck, I just had to look it up cos it's in my head now. Yep, 1-2-3 by Len Barry - sorry really showing my age now.

1-2-3, oh, that's how elementary it's gonna be
C'mon, let's fall in love, it's easy (it's so easy)
Like takin' candy (like takin' candy) from a baby.

Anyway onto more important business. 1-2-3 is the theme this week at Crafts4Eternity and I have gone Claudine Hellmuth style for this. I created a tag by masking, inking, sticking and stamping and then covered it with gesso. On top I have added 3 stamped and inked houses, 2 shrink plastic bluebirds, coloured with alcohol inks and 1 bottle top sun. A few rays and a map base for the houses finished it off.

Do pop over to see more details and inspiration from the C4E design team and enjoy the rest of the day.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
The Artistic Stamper - Use hot colours
By the Cute and Girly - Things with wings
The Craft Garden - Use a bird
Try it on - Birds and bees (I only have birds - does that count?)
Art Impressions - Show me the bird
Crafts and Me - Summertime
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Let the sunshine in
Clear It Out - Wings
My time to craft - Bird watcher
Paper Minutes - Houses
Tuesday Throwdown - Fun in the sun
The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
Creative Stamp Friends - Summer