Friday, 6 January 2017

Going round in cirlces

It's a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and we are going round in circles for a change - actually I feel like this a lot of the time lol.



Here's a 5 x 7 canvas board with easel.


1. Seal the board with gesso and dry then take a stencil and swipe through some white modeling paste - I must have used the stencil before with distress ink as brown came through on the paste but I quite like how it looks, but with the layers I am going to add it won't stay like that for long.


2. Mix some fluid acrylics with water to make watery washes choosing the colours you want to use and then drip, spritz with water and dry layers till you are happy with the background.


3. Add some texture stamping, I wanted to keep mine light and mottled so I used a sponge with the brown and white paint to get those effects.


4.  Adhere some strips of patterned papers in a collage as a focal point ...........


5. ...... and scrape some gesso over with a palette knife.


6. Now take some small metal embellishments and give them a coat of gesso and also some small glass cabochons and adhere them to some of the papers you used in the strips sand cut round them. I also collected and inked some flowers.


7. Create a sentiment or quote to add some meaning to your work. My one was stamped inked lightly flicked with eater and dried then given a coat of ultra matte varnish.


8. Add a little stamping over the gessoed strips of paper and another scrape of gesso over the top.



9. A few flicks of paint ........


10. .... and glue everything on.



I add an easel to the back so that it can stand.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will get a chance to hop over to the AVJ challenge blog and see some amazing inspiration from the team.

hugs Brenda xxx

Products used
DecoArt
Metallic Lustres - silver spark, fab fuchsia, iced espresso


21 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic canvas, Brenda!

Monika Gulyas said...

Stunning work, Brenda! I love your mottled, textured background and your chosen colours! xxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous canvas Brenda, such lovely delicate colours. Keep snug in this very frosty weather! Hugs xxx

Gina said...

I love that the use of the knob makes the panel feel like a door that can open to reveal new adventures :D XXX

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful layering of stencils, stamps and papers Brenda - love the soft drippy pinks, your knob, fowers and glass rocks - a wonderful canvas piece! Julia xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

oooh ! your canvas is just so beautiful Brenda! The background is fabulous with all those wonderful layers and I love how the papers are knocked back behind the gesso and stamping. Gorgeous embellishments too. Can you tell that I love it!!! Have a great weekend xxx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous painty layers and splatters over the texture in the background. (I also love the inky texture paste - it pays not to clean up sometimes!) Love your clock door handle with the clock face around it - perfect circles of time (round, like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel) for this cyclical time of year. Beautiful.
Alison x

Team Clark said...

How absolutely gorgeous! Earthy pink at its finest! Look at that knob - wow! You always amaze me, I so wish I could come to one of your workshops. <3 Hugs, Autumn

Corrie Herriman said...

So gorgeous ! I love circles; might have to pay !
Corrie xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous canvas Brenda, lovely shabby chic paint effects and the fabulous embellishment details.
Yvonne xx

Jenny Marples said...

A beautiful canvas with a very distinctive and instantly recognisable Brenda style to it. Love it! xx

Craftyfield said...

Just beautiful Brenda! I have this stencil and I am itching to CASE this canvas, your step by step explains everything brilliantly so I'll have no reason to go wrong.

Astrid Maclean said...

wonderful subtle paintwork on your circles Brenda, such a fabulous interpretation of the theme and great colour choices. The focal point is perfect with those paper strips behind for additional texture, gorgeous canvas!!

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful! You make it sound far more simple than it is ... wonderful creation xx

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, I'll be right over to pick this up! You are amazing, you know! Everything you touch turns to gold in my eyes, and your ideas never cease to amaze me! I love the brown/pink combo (rapidly becoming my favorite!) and the depth you have created with stencil work, paint, papers, and embellishments! Love, Love, LOVE this work of art! Great take on the theme and fabulous happy accident at the start, that seemed to dictate where this was going! Sending hugs!

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Brenda as always. Lovely layers, texture, detail and embellishments - Just love the Knob and the dimension it gives! Loved seeing how it came together -tfs
Have a lovely weekend
hugs x

Redanne said...

This is one of those pieces which I can only describe as heart achingly beautiful (if that makes sense!)... it is striking, soft, delicate and yet gives out a powerful message about time - I love it!! Truly stunning. Hugs, Anne xx

crafty creations said...

Wow another amazing piece from your work space Brenda the texture, the layers and the delicate colour wonderful thank you for showing the steps

Hilda xx

Angela Radford said...

I so love this Brenda and very much understand the going round in circles comment. Brilliant instructions, you know how fond I am of a good tutorial Lol! I would give it A+! Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Paper Profusion said...

I simply LOVE this Brenda!!! Nicola x

trisha too said...

Beautiful canvas, Brenda!

:)