Thursday, 19 May 2016

Shabby vintage burlap panel

Ok so I've started getting back into designing and making at last, would you believe prior to making this small burlap panel on Sunday I had only made one project since before I went on holiday and that was five and a half weeks ago, eek how did that happen?


I found the panel in one of my ikea box units and the background had already been done with what looks like white gesso, torn TH paper with a gesso wash and some crackle paint through Tim's stars stencil.


The small star echoes the background and is an altered gem using decoart media paints and the vintage photograph is a free download I keep on my PC ....


 .... I used alcohol ink on a fragment to help make the face the focal point of the project.


 The quote is stamped from Simple Sayings ....


..... and hemp string tied round to add more interest.
 

I almost forgot the torn snippet of the brown card vintage lace.


Yay, I'm back in the saddle and starting to get the bug back again.


Thanks for staying with me and for popping by.

hugs hugs Brenda xxxx

17 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

I love your composition, Brenda, and the amber colour around the woman face.

Jane said...

Wow that's a long time Brenda...I would get withdrawl symptoms..LOL.Such a lovely panel, gorgeous vintage colours and details.Looking forward to seeing you in 3 hours!! Hugs xx

Gina said...

Simply beautiful Brenda :D XXX

Nikki Acton said...

Ah the bug is back... Yay! Please send a little my way. Love the muted tones of the panel and layers and that alcohol ink fragment with provides a wonderful focal point. Have a lovely day x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great to see you back in action Brenda, love this little panel, the alcohol inked fragment really makes it all pop, a super eye catcher!
While you are sending some of that bug over to Nikki, can you send me some too?

Redanne said...

I definitely need a bit of that bug too please... What a wonderful way to get back in the saddle Brenda, this creation is gorgeous - love how the fragment takes centre stage - beautiful work, as always! xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This looks FANATSTIC! AN adorable project - I like every detail here!

Gio said...

This is so lovely, Brenda. I must dig out those fragments to alter :-)

Candy C said...

Really a lovely canvas, Brenda. You always have wonderful ideas! :) Hey, I am so proud of you for having Andy scoop you up to help teach at Mixology. That is fantastic news! Andy got a fabulous teacher! <3

Meggymay said...

A beautiful canvas panel Brenda, super words.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful panel, Brenda! Glad to see you creating again.

Annie said...

Woohoo !! Congratulations on your Mixology classes with Andy xx
Delighted Mr Mojo returned too and this panel is fabulous. Love the background and layout, especially the fragments

Have a great weekend and if you happen to see my Mojo kick his butt back to Ayrshire

Hugs
Annie x x x

Jackie P Neal said...

Beautiful textures and lovely muted tones Brenda!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love love love this! Your use of alcohol ink on fragment is fantastic! I'll try it! fab work! barbara

A Pink said...

Lovely! Brenda Love the alcohol ink fragment piece - really makes the image the focal point. Good to hear you're back in the saddle so to speak. The break will have done you good x

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous little panel. Love the soft shabby colours and how you manage to incorporate so many elements without it appearing at all overdone.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Yay! You've got the bug back - glad you are feeling better - not what I would normally say to someone with a bug!! This is fabulous and has such lovely details - the alcohol around the image looks great! Hugs, Chrisx