Thursday, 10 March 2016

Mixed media canvas board - Dress form card

Here is another of my canvas board cards. I love the 5 x 7 inch size and with Tim's easel on the back they make a great card for someone special. The first one can be seen here if you missed it. It's a little more shabby and fussy in style. This one is more mixed media but kept simpler.


For this one I began with some gesso scraped on, dried and then texture paste  added through a stencil.


Then some paper pieces adhered over the top and I gave them two coats of gesso.


Using peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon and picket fence distress crayons I added small marks, spritzed with water and rubbed the colours to achieve a watery wash and flicked on some peacock feathers and white ink.


I added some more paper pieces giving them only one coat of gesso and edged them lightly with ground espresso and frayed burlap distress markers. Searching through one of my bits boxes I found all the embellishments and glued them on lifting the dress form to create added dimension and allow me to slip pieces underneath.



 Here you can see the easel on the back of the card which means my friends can keep their card as a small personal work of art from me.
 

 You can see I used the same dress form that I used on my AVJ wall art last week (see it here if you missed it), this one got discarded for that project but I didn't want to see it go to waste and am pleased how it fits with the lighter colour background.


 Now I wonder which friend will receive this for their birthday?

Having seen the challenge at Craft Stamper I thought I would enter this as the theme is 'Take A Stamp' Anything Goes as there is some stamping somewhere on the project. Stamp sets I have used are Wendy Vecchi - a form of art (the cut out dress form), Tim Holtz - purely random (the Paris ticket) and Tim Holtz - ledger script (stamped onto the heart and border at the bottom).


I hope you are having a good week, we are catching glimpses of Spring arriving in the garden which is wonderful to watch.

Take care and don't forget my give-away which is available till next week. Details are on my side bar.

hugs Brenda xxx


28 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I am just loving your background for this piece! Thanks for sharing how you accomplished it.

Monika Gulyas said...

Brenda, this little canvas is so beautiful! My favourite is that little bow on the dress form!

Susanne said...

Awesome project! You are so talented. I'm sure your friend who receives this will be happy.

die amelie said...

I love canvas board too, Brenda,

and I really love what you did with yours! x

Coby said...

Beautiful!

Almo said...

This is a another beautiful canvas Brenda, I haven't seen the dress form in ages till I saw your AVJ piece last week, I must dig mine out. I really love the layers and the way the twine frames the dress form and I even spot the waste from a frameworks die on the bottom left all in all a beutiful work of art. Mo x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is super feminine and the bit grungy feel and rust make it special beautiful!
oxo Susi

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Brenda Love the subtle tones of your texture background and as always collaged perfectly with all your elements - the dress form is gorgeous ! hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous canvas board!!! Fantastic background and your usual masterful layering of other elements! And oh how I love the idea of the easel on the back!! I bought that die on a whim, thinking I would use it as a separate easel, but it never worked properly, this is obviously the solution, super idea, thanks for that!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome canvas, Brenda! I love the fact that there is an easel on the back to make it easy to display.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous canvas Brenda, like the idea if the easel as well.
Yvonne xx

Joi at RR said...

Whichever friend it goes to... she will be thrilled to receive it Brenda. It's soooo chic and lovely. That little blue bow at the neck is the piece de resistance! XXj.

rachel said...

Wow Brenda - this is so cool - I adore what you have done - beautiful! I want to try something like this!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs rachel x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is fabulous Brenda! I love the easel idea - a true keepsake card! Hugs, Chrisx

Redanne said...

Stunning Brenda, absolutely stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Anita Houston said...

Love the use of the stand! LOVE the rusted bust! LOVE all the texture. Gorgeous!

2amscrapper said...

fabulous texture!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda! Love the background, great textures and lovely soft colour. Great contrast with the dark dress form and vintage pieces! hugs :)

trisha too said...

Such a charming piece (love the color and texture!), and what a wonderful thing, the easel back!

:)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Brenda, love the wonderful textures and subtle colours in the background and the combination of the lovely blue bow with the dark colour of the dress form. Someone will be very happy to receive this beauty! Deb xo

Annie said...

what great background you have created Brenda.....love the details and the colouring is just so delicate. Great layering of your embellishments too.

TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

Sid said...

Brilliant design for a mixed media creation Brenda !

Team Clark said...

Brenda, this is truly exquisite! Love all the gorgeous white relief, yet the amazing texture and detail! Great design. Hugs, Autumn

Barbara Schiassi said...

This mixed media canvas is extraordinary! I love so much the background and the delicate color you used! Dressform is fantastic! Barbara

DeBe said...

Brilliant project, love it, Happy Birthday for the 19th to a fellow Pisces :) Denyse x

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely stand up card Brenda! the background is beautiful in color and texture - love the bow on the dressform! Julia xx

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous canvas card - love all that texture! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper!

Linda said...

What a fabulous canvas card. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge. Linda xx