'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.