Friday, 21 February 2014

A vintage burlap panel

It’s my turn to post over at the Country View Crafts Updates blog and I chose to use one of those little burlap panels from Tim Holtz.

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I have used lots of distress products, Idea-Ology …….
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… and some rusting powder.
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I would love it if you had the time to pop over to see how I put this one together.

The sun is shining, we have clear blue skies, what a wonderful morning to wake up to and the weekend starts here.
Have fun.





I have updated this post to include all the details - just trying to keep my blog a diary of all my projects.





I have used one of the smallest burlap panels from the shop, they actually come in a pack of 4 containing two x 8cm square panels and two - 9x7 cm panels.


I started by gathering together the elements I thought I would use ......


.... and altering them to suit the vintage feel I wanted to create. The mini tag was distressed and stamped with a small piece of tissue tape added to it. This became the base for the photo.
This frame was stamped with antique linen distress paint using a Tim Holtz stamp.


I also used distress paints on the burlap panel and some walnut stain distress ink when the paints were dry.


I added tissue tape .....


.... and some gesso through the splatter mask.....


.... and then began assembling the pieces onto the panel. 


I used stamps, die-cuts and Idea-Ology together. The label letters created the word ink.



I added some beads and a rusty bell to the side and I also used rusting powder on the spinner and pen nib.
To finish off I used the chit-chat words to tell the story. Who are You?

Have a great weekend and see you back here on Monday with Sue.

Brenda xx






37 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece Brenda, love all the details which make it so interesting. Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Your burlap canvas is an absolute delight, like I said over there, it has an air of mystery about it and I want to know who she is.. love this! Anne xx

Deborah said...

Lots of different bits but it never looks too busy, just perfectly coordinated.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely canvas Brenda, imlove the rusted elements and the image is framed beautifully. Have a lovely weekend, Tracy x

Ana K. said...

Stunning make Brenda! I love colour combination and all little »treasures« you added! Thank you for sharing the process!
Greetings from Slovenia

Tincan Crafter said...

Oh wow - this is so incredible - I super love, love, love the rusty pen nib - total awesomeness, but I also love everything else. Thanks also for stopping by and leaving a comment on my faultz (faux Holtz) stencil post!

Gram's Treasures said...

Amazing, all the detail...great eye appeal! We are having your rain today...lots of it. The problem is we still have mountains of snow, and the temps are to drop again which will just mean more ice. Oh joy.
Joyce xx

sally said...

A lovely canvas Brenda :-) and the little face is smiling out as us in response to the sunshine! Snowing here but only intermittent & sunshine is forecast for the whole w/e :-D

Sally

Nichola said...

Oh how I love rusty bits! And they go so well with the burlap. Well done, beautiful canvas :)

Margreet said...

What a stunning piece of art, Brenda...a real treat for the eye...enjoy your weekend....let's hope the weather will stay sunny!
xxx Margreet

Netty said...

Smashing canvas Brenda and loving the rusted pieces, so fab.
Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, I love the hand pointing to the photo!

Lucy x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Breanda, so many details, I could look at it forever to see them all. Love the picture of your Mother on your blog now too, she looks beautiful. ~Diane

Terry said...

I just bought some of those burlap panels! So many fabby details on such a little space! Love how you layered this all up! Happy Weekend and enjoy those blue skies! Hugs!

Paper Profusion said...

Love your rich and chunky panel Brenda. Wonderfully tactile with fab textures. Happy Weekend. Nicola x

Daniele said...

what a delightful panel, loving the rusty pen nib
hugs

Sandy said...

Wonderful burlap panel Brenda - I don't have a clue what rust powder is but I like what you did with it.
love the trinkets off to the side too.
sandy xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda,
Looks grungy and interesting, great eye appeal.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rita said...

Fabulous piece of Art Brenda. I love what you have created. Hugs Rita xxx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous, so much detail, a lovely panel.
Have a nice weekend, Angela x

Karin said...

stunning piece, love it!
have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Meggymay said...

Fantastic panel love all the rusty additions and awesome details.
Yvonne

massofhair said...

Absolutely Fabulous! Layers & textures & so much to see. Love your piece:-) xxx

Joan Heath said...

Fab canvas, love the colours and vintage feel. never seen rust powder before but love the effect it gives. Have just bought some of the hessian pieces so now have an idea what to do with them. Hope you have a crafty weekend xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a wonderful collage. Love the rusted pen nib.

butterfly said...

Fabulous, Brenda - brilliant detailing and textures... a real TH treat!
Alison xx

Annie said...

A fabulous panel Brenda, with lots of stunning details. Love the picture and frame. TFS and have a great weekend

Hugs Annie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING-- I adore this design and all the rusty bits!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what and amazing canvas, I love the vintage look with all thse beautiful and differant details!! Love your ART!!

Greetings
Maria

die amelie said...

Such a small panel with such a heavy load of goodness on it, Brenda!

Don't you think too that lack of space "does" something to the design? It's the same with the 52 Pick Up cards...you just can't go wrong in a way, because you are forced to let all the elements interfere with each other.

Love all your layering and rusted bits! Especially those attached to the sides! Lovely!

Claudia x

die amelie said...

(forgot to say): you can always join in the 52 Card Pick Up as it is especially about working on NO time schedule. So even if you feel you have fallen behind you actually just can't fall behind. You are supposed to take it your very own pace. ;)

Claudia x

scrappymo! said...

Totally had a giggle over this ine as the little imp looks just like my sister-in-law at that age. DH thinks so too.

Great jute board frame...love all the wonderful elements...especially the rusty bits.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW another stunning creation here Brenda. Absolutely gorgeous in every single detail here, and everything seems to fit sooo well together, as if it was made for each other. I love love love it.

Anita Houston said...

So much to see! I love all the details and embellies, and the frame is perfect! Wonderful vintage canvas!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a super canvas! Love the words cut out and all the metal embellies.

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful art canvas, love the colours so rich and all the detail is just fascinating

Jools x

nefertiti said...

Gorgeous canvas!!!!!!!!!bravo! bizz