Sunday, 21 April 2013

Quintessentially English

Time for a new challenge at PanPastel UK and this week's theme is 'Red, White and Blue', so I have gone for a London themed canvas board.


I started by cutting chipboard to size and covering it with artist canvas, painted it with Maimeri gesso and left it to dry thoroughly.
I stamped Indigo Blu images onto tissue paper and added, gave it a blast of heat and then covered with a thin coat of gesso. Using a variety of London themed stamps I coloured them up using PPs and adhered them to the board and then added some blue PP to Tim Holtz picket fence distress crackle paint and used a palette knife to add it to the edges.


Once dry I added more gesso using a credit card  and through some masks, finishing with some doodles.

I loved making this piece and I will certainly be experimenting with making more canvas boards to create mixed media projects.

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Have a wonderful Sunday and hopefully some creative time for yourself.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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21 comments:

Dawn C said...

OMG you are so clever Brenda. Just beautiful & a great scene. x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, your canvas is fabulous, love the way you have blended all the stamping and captured our Capital City perfectly, love the chalky, pastel colours too. xx

Amanda said...

Brenda I absolutely love this, love how it all just blends together.
Love
Amanda x

Juls said...

This is just fabulous!!! Love it!!! Hugs Juls xxx

Redanne said...

A truly beautiful canvas Brenda, it has a wonderful ethereal quality about it. I love the scene you created and the soft muted tones with the PPs is just wonderful. Love this, a lot! Hugs, Anne x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Wow Brenda this is awesome, it simply dragged me over here from my dashboard! XOXO Zoe

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, Brenda

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow! this is just fabulous Brenda. Beautiful muted colours and stunning stamping!

Astrid Maclean said...

This looks great!! Love your artsy canvas board, wonderful stamping and I love the subtle red, white and blue tones!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous canvas, love the images and placement, really gives the sense of a 'busy day in the life'
Avril xx

Dagmar said...

Your London scene is set absolutely awesome together and the color specifications have you implemented brilliant!

nefertiti said...

Wow! this canvas is just fabulous!!!bisous

Claire said...

Wow Brenda, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the effect you've achieved with all the stamping.
Claire xx

butterfly said...

This is so cool, Brenda - I love how you've collaged all the images - fabulous!
Alison x

inkypinkycraft said...

Brenda this is wonderful, love the soft collaged style you have used to create a wonderful piece hugs trace x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda, this is fab. The tissue gives such a great effect,
Rosie x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so dream, Brenda.... beautiful stamping and wonderful use of color, as always!

Buttons said...

This is really special Brenda. It takes a finely tuned artistic eye to be able to combine all the elements you've used in such a balanced way. Hugs, Jenny x

Gerri Herbst said...

This is spectacular!! Love the theme and all your layers...

Chris Warner said...

This is lovely. Having seen it irl this photo' doesn't do it any justice. Great use of these stamps and a beautiful collage. Chris xxx

Annie said...

Another stunning make Brenda. I love the textures and again the colours/stamps are just perfect. Wonderful project and thanks for sharing

Annie x