Thursday 22 September 2016

Harvest easel card

It's my turn over on the Country View Crafts Project Blog today and I made this quick easel card with a resist background.

It is a fairly quick background process, but what made it even quicker is the central panel was my test piece for the upcoming workshop on the (1st October details - HERE) and I didn't want to waste it or hide it in my bits box - I think it works well on a card.

Please stop by the project blog to see how I did the background if you have time.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

hugs Brenda xxx

Updated from CVC

I'm going to show you a quick background using DecoArt's Decou-page glue/sealer. I got carried away making an easel card on a canvas board with my technique practice piece for the upcoming workshop (details can be found HERE if you would like to see more about it) and forgot to take photos, but here are some using card.

I began by using a baby wipe to blend over a light cover of hansa yellow medium fluid acrylic paint. The canvas board I used had been sealed and I should have given the card a coat of clear or white gesso before I started and would recommend you do so if using card as your base.

Give the background a quick blast of the heat gun to dry it off and then brayer small amounts of the decou-page randomly over it.

Again heat dry, lightly spritz over with water it and still using a babywipe gently rub over cadmium red hue. You can see how the decou-page has acted as a resist.

Repeat the deco-page layer again and the last step this time using quinacridone burnt orange. You can see the yellow and red through the darker orange colour.

Finish by lightly brayering titanium white over the top to create a bit more depth and some added interest.

So here I caught up with the same steps I had followed on the canvas and you can see how different it looks. The canvas took the colours in a completely different way and the results are paler and more subtle. You can also see the linen texture of the canvas itself.

I finished it by inking the edges and simply with some autumnal berries and flower. I was tempted to add some background stamping but as I had done that on the mini harvest board I left well alone. You know that feeling - should you add something more or not??? But I was glad to be using my little practice board and not letting it go to waste.

A few simple autumnal embellishments and we're done.

I hope you enjoy having a go at this quick background and if you do, please let us know.

hugs Brenda xxx 

Don't forget to wipe over your roller with a clean babywipe after each time you use it with the decou-page otherwise the glue will dry quickly and gunge your roller up.


Gina said...

It works beautifully!!! Happy Harvest tide to you. May you continue to reap the beauty that you sow so freely :D XXX

Astrid Maclean said...

Looking fantastic and great use of that central panel! Like you say, way too beautiful to hide!!

Valerija said...

Beautiful! Love the warm autumn colours.
Valerija xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, the resist works so well with your focal image and those colours are stunning. Tracy x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Well it may have been quick Brenda but it's certainly a stunner, such rich colours
Donna xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome fall project!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! Glad you decided to use your test piece!Looks like a great workshop coming up too! Hugs, Chrisx

Redanne said...

Definitely looks far too beautiful to be hidden away in a bit box, the colours are gorgeous and I love your embellishments on this beautiful card too. Off to see how you did it! Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

This is really lovely Brenda, and the centre should definitely not be hidden away xx

froebelsternchen said...

An AMAZING project dear Brenda! You never cease to amaze me!
oxo Susi

sarascloset said...

Brenda, this is such a lovely autumnal canvas, and I'm off to see how you did this! So inspiring! I hope you have an amazing weekend! Hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Autmnal card. The colors are so rich and warm and love the resist? grain. Off to see how you created your background.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love this! I so wish I could take your workshops Brenda. What an incredible gift you have. The resist using the wheat stamp is beautiful.

I'm sure everyone will have a blast making their own. I'm playing catch up today on blog visiting and while I'm here, I just wanted to say thank you for your heartwarming comment on my Chiari Awareness blog. It sincerely meant the world to me. Thanks so much for taking the time to read the post and being such a great friend. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Brenda, I think we are all guilty of hiding away test pieces. Pleased you found a good use for that one. Happy crafty week, Angela x

Gio said...

Fantastic! Love the background and the overall look of this card, warm and suggestive.

SewPaperPaint said...

What a marvelous background! I just love this to pieces. Wouldn't I love to be in one of your classes...???!!! <3 Hugs, Autumn

A Pink said...

Wonderful autumnal easel card ! Brenda I would love to have 'bits boxes ' like yours . hugs x