Monday, 21 March 2016

Parisienne Industrial Chic

'Industrial' has certainly been on the agenda for a couple of months with both AVJ and CVC having it for their challenge themes, so for my second CVC sample today I decided to mix it up a bit and created what I hope you will think is an industrial chic feel to my canvas board card.


I began by adhering some tissue wrap in the top right hand part and then used two stencils and decoart white modelling paste to add texture.


I often gather the pieces I think I am going to use and lay them out in the design that seems to fit the pieces best - but rarely does my finished piece look exactly the same.

I also chose the paints I thought would provide me with the best shades for both my chic and industrial elements of the background.


Then onto my background. By the time I had mixed, blended, spritzed, dribbled and dried the colours on the canvas and also added some light text stamping using the watering can archival I had created this .....


.... to me it need some white contrast brought back in so I lightly brayered some white gesso over the high points and stamped a letter stamp over them too.


Next I set about altering the frame, I got into this rusty effect before adding clear crackle glaze .....


... and then grey antiquing cream and because the crackle glaze leaves a shine I gave it two coats of ultra matte varnish.


I also altered all the smaller metal embellishments and I stacked the Eiffel Tower and Paris sign with additional layers of the die-cuts and then painted in various areas with gold paint.


You will see I changed the design by the time I had finished but still used more or less the same elements.


Industrial Chic? Maybe, but I had great fun with the paints and mediums rusting and aging the embellishments.

As always every few days there is another inspiration post for you to see on both the challenge blog and the projects blog.

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx

24 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Fantastic canvas, Brenda! i love your layered background and your rusty frame!!! Hugs

Anneke said...

This looks gorgeous. I love the rusty looks of your embelishments.
Your background is great too. Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy, I love industrial chic when you do it! Such a great mix of soft and hard, just amazing! hugs :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic project, Brenda! I love the aged look you gave to the frame.

Juliz Design Post said...

Gorgeous project Brenda, loving the soft colours against the rust and I must get myself this new Sizzix frame......oh I wish my wish list would stop growing in size lol
Hugs, Julie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A gorgeous canvas - industrial chic it IS !! Jennie x

Redanne said...

Industrial chic at it's very best I would say! Love, love, love the rusting on the frame and the Eiffel Tower, and the canvas background is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Love the beautiful background colour and details. Great mix of your fabulous rusty elements too.

Love it all

Hugs Annie x

Daniele said...

another great make Brenda, loving all that rust effect
hugs x

Almo said...

I love to see two styles put together that would normally be poles apart Brenda and I think this Industrial Chic look really works. The frame suits the lighter background with the addition of the grey over the crackle and gives a lovely effect. Mo x

Team Clark said...

Brenda, this is just beautiful. I am in love with the fabulous background and rusted frame and the Paris accents are a win win. Gorgeous!

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful frame, and elements, and the background - oh wow!! Nice tip about bringing the white back in - it really does highlight the piece - I always learn something from you!! xxx Lynn

Meggymay said...

A fabulous canvas, loved seeing all the photos of the textures and element details.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

gorgeous - absolutely adore this brenda xx

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous results...love the rusty tower. Wonderful canvas!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Rusty goodness meets Paris with a bang! Awesome sauce design and details! The soft colors with the "metal" pieces is my cuppa tea! Hehe! Totally with you on the design changing throughout the journey. ~Niki

hazel said...

I love this Brenda, the rust is fabulous and the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Kaz said...

Love all the paint effects fabulous as always xx

Candy C said...

Beautiful, Brenda!!! Great tutorial.

craftytrog said...

I love the contrast of the rust effect with your beautiful background Brenda!
Alison xx

Doreen said...

Love all the layers on this Brenda,just gorgeous.xxx

Joi at RR said...

Ahhhh - wow - how in the world did you get those sweet, almost baby soft, dainty colors on your background Brenda???!!!! I mean - they are just soooooo lusciously precious.... and the contract with the industrialization and texturization is STUNNING. Completely adore your background and I am not a pastel person!!! This is just BREATH-TAKINGLY WONDERFUL. XXj.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What great inspiration this is! I loved seeing the photos of the processes too! Chrisx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh fabulous! A great step out thank you for sharing. The background is perfect to reflect the Parian feel, and your rusty elements work so well. I love the composition Brenda, a truly gorgeous piece. Hugs Debsxx