Friday, 1 July 2016

AVJ - Monochromatic and ombre mixed media

Welcome to another first Friday in the month and now it's July we can truly say half the year has gone and we are now swapping our longer days for longer nights. But the crafting doesn't stop and we have a fabulous challenge at A Vintage Journey where the very talented Tracy is our host and she is looking for monochromatic projects this month. She says - 
'I love monochromatic themes in artwork; I love the balanced look it gives to a design. If you ever struggle with knowing what colours to use this should be right up your street, one colour alone or hues of one colour (plus black and/or white) - simple! Please just check that your entry is vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk to be in with a chance of being a winner or Pinworthy mention.'


I have made a canvas board piece with a mixed media background and ombre effect in my monochromatic and neutral colour scheme and loved playing with the layers of paints to create the effects.


Process steps
1. Take a small media board stamp numbers and text in black archival ink then spread modeling paste across it and add in some gel beads and fragments. Take a piece of card, place over the inclusions and press them gently into the paste.


2. Adhere some torn paper.


3. With a palette knife scrape white gesso over the board leaving elements below randomly exposed.


4. Take raw umber, titan buff and titanium white media acrylics and a babywipe and paint thin layers of the paints ombre style - ie light to dark.


5. Using the left over paints dip the canvas in the colours one by one, allow them to move around on the surface and dry each layer in turn. Take a little translucent white and splatter.


6. Dip the canvas again this time in gathered twigs and walnut stain distress inks and dry. Also use a pipette and dribble walnut crystal ink across the textured band and allow it to dribble down the page, spritz a little water in place to help it move about.


7. Gather some collage elements and a lost relative photo - I cut it down to give me a good image but also maximise the space I had to work with. I painted and altered the metal bits and used chit chat stickers for my message. The hessian and string add that more rustic look.



I hope you will be inspired by this fabulous challenge theme and amazing inspirational projects from the Creative Guides. Do pop over and take a look if you have a moment and of course if you join in you could be in with a chance of winning a $25 voucher from the amazing Funkie Junkie Boutique.


This is my first post for today, I have another coming up for Country View Crafts in a few hours.

Have a fabulous weekend and a hopefully warm (hot???) month of July.

hugs Brenda xxxx



The sky is like a monochromatic contemporary painting, drawing me in its illusion of depth, pulling me up.

John Green





26 comments:

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh, Brenda! this is such beautiful inkage and collage! Such a fabulous creation!!! WOW, I totally want to try a similar design. Hugs, Autumn

Remya Sreekanth said...

Fell in love with this beauty .. Outstanding and captivating piece of art !!
Loved it completely :)
Hugs
Remya

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is unique... a wonderful piece!

Astrid Maclean said...

The background looks superb with that wonderful monochromatic mix, and of course the collage work adds the perfect finishing touch! Stunning!!

Jane said...

Such a gorgeous monochromatic piece Brenda....I love the colour palette you used and all the details. Hugs xx

rachel said...

Wow brenda ... this is amazing ... thanks for sharing the process steps!! Wonderful. Big hugs rachel x

Paula Whittaker said...

Like how you made your background. Fab piece x

Redanne said...

A truly stunning monochromatic creation Brenda, I just love all the tones you created, it really is beautiful.... xx

butterfly said...

Glorious - I love how the distressed edges pick up more intense colour, and how all those different textured fabrics and materials work together. Beautiful! Sorry I've been MIA again - I've a couple of weeks coming up soon in CZ when I'm planning to do some proper catching up!
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love the gorgeous background. I love seeing the process of the layers on the background because it has me thinking of ideas to incorporate. Beautiful!

Nikki Acton said...

Morning Mrs B! What a wonderful creation - beautifully artistic and fabulous step by step photos xxx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, dear! another new favorite! Favorite colors, and that tiny heart charm has totally stolen mine! I adore that mixed media background and the ombre effect. Thank you for sharing your steps for this beauty! Hugs!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic canvas, Brenda!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful background you created for your canvas Brenda - thanks for sharing all the steps you used! Julia xx

Craftyfield said...

Great tutorial Brenda, I'm in a good mind to follow it for my next make! Love the finished result and that Vintage photo. They look SO young to be married!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous background Brenda and I love how it developed with each layer . The monochromatic tones are fantastic and I adore the imagery too. Fabulous composition. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous background Brenda, and great step by step photos showing the process, very inspiring.
Avril xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Brenda, amazing depth created with all those fabulous monochromatic layers on the background and the hessian and string were the perfect accents. Thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

A Pink said...

Another fabulous piece ! Brenda . Loved seeing how your background developed with all those layers of detail, texture and colour - thanks for sharing. Wonderful choice of elements arranged just perfectly to tell the story .
Have a fantastic weekend at Dare to Create .
hugs x

Paper Profusion said...

Simply divine! Love the wonderful textures and all the gorgeous painterly effects. Nicola x

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow, Brenda, this is amazing!! Love the grungy, vintage look! Brilliant background!
xx Evelyn

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My Brenda! This is incredible! Such fabulous colours, texture, images….everything - a new favourite! Hugs, Chrisx

Angela Radford said...

High Brenda, don't know what I've been up to but nearly missed this little beauty, gorgeous! Happy crafty week, Angela x

Juliz Design Post said...

An amazing background and great to see how all your layers came together, topped with your beautiful collaged embellishments.
Hugs, Julie x

Susan said...

Thank you so much for the step by step, I can really see what goes into your piece. I love the vintage photo you included and all the textures and layers. Just love it! Thank you for sharing.

Jenny Marples said...

Getting to see how this came together really shows up the incredible depth that wouldn't be obvious at first glance. Another Brenda masterpiece! xx