Monday 10 April 2017

Canvas Board - Industrial - DecoArt Media Team

I am sharing a small DecoArt Mixed Media Team project with you today that went live on their blog in February. I have added the whole tutorial because I like to keep my creations all in one place.

Take a canvas board which is 5 x 7 ins in size.
Take a palette knife and mix DecoArt modeling paste and white gesso together in about a 50:50 mix and then randomly and thinly spread it over the surface leaving some of the canvas board exposed and leave it to dry.

Add some textured stencilling using modeling paste.

One of my favourite ways of laying down colour is to mix watery washes and adding a little on the canvas, spritzing with water, letting it drip and then drying it before adding another layer and repeating the process until you are happy with it.

I chose two colours that look good together (phthalo turquoise and raw sienna) and would blend to create tonal contrasting colours. As well as spritzing and drying I also rubbed some of the colours around the edge of the canvas with my finger.

I searched out some metal and wood pieces to put together for a 3D collage and adhered them with decoart crackle paint which gave me some texture around the pieces when it dried. I didn't risk the large bulb staying in place without extra help so I glued that piece on with matte medium.

Next came a careful coat of black gesso to unify all the pieces and give me a surface to take the acrylic paints.

I also dry brushed everything with the most tiniest amount of white gesso to give me some contrasts and highlights .....

.... and began adding patina colours starting with the same colours I had used on the background.
Firstly the phthalo turquoise ......

.... I dabbed and spritzed some of the colours into the background as well to build up the conformity of the same colours - here I used the raw sienna.

I also mixed the two with some titan buff to get that lovely patina green colour.

Now to get more of the industrial feel by adding 'rust' with burnt sienna and transparent red iron oxide.

Transparent yellow iron oxide ....

.... and quinacridone gold.

Finish off with a coffee archival ink pad rubbed extremely lightly over the stenciled areas to just highlight them with a rusty feel.

You can see how it highlights the texture paste quite nicely.

This went into the Packhouse back in March and sold really quickly so I will be using this style again to create more.

Thanks for stopping by and sorry if you already saw this on the DecoArt blog but thank you for looking.

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx


Valerija said...

Another great canvas. Love all the details.
Valerija xx

Jane said...

Such a gorgeous canvas Brenda, I love to watch you layering up the colours in your photos rather than having to watch a video. It might just be me but I much prefer a step by step! Your elements look so delightfully rusty..wonderful effects. What a brilliant weekend it was but it looks like the sun has gone into hiding now! Have a great week my friend xxx

Juls said...

Fabulous!! Xx

rachel said...

Great tutorial brenda and a beautiful piece. Gorgeous. Hugs rachel x

Gina said...

Always happy to revisit such a gorgeous piece :D XXX

Quirky Shepherd said...

Fabulous piece, I love it and thanks for the tutorial xx

froebelsternchen said...

Another beautiful stunner here Brenda! I love to see the progress of your amazing textures and layering!
Happy new week!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic canvas, Brenda. The elements are arranged perfectly.

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous project and great photos showing how you brought it all together.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous piece, love the rusted elements against the softer shades of the background. Great step by step pictures showing how this came together.
Avril xx

Annie said...

This is fabulous amazing background and I love the rusted elements.
Great meeting up with you yesterday and lovely to meet Jane too

Huge hugs Annie xx

Redanne said...

I remember this gorgeous canvas Brenda, it is definitely worth a second look, I loved seeing the process again too! Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

Sue said...

This is really beautiful Brenda, I want to go and try out your techniques after seeing this xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous canvas, love the rusty finish you achieved. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is amazing, Brenda!! Thank you so much for the tutorial...I loved seeing your process!! I'd have never thought of adhering pieces with crackle paste - it looks so fabulous!! I love everything about this!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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pearshapedcrafting said...

It is good to see this again - one of my favourites of yours I think! Happy Easter - we are off again with family and then back for a few days before Paris!! Hugs, Chrisx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great canvas, great design and beautiful details , thanks for showing us all your steps with this tutorial , it's always nice to learn some more technics!!
Have fun!!

Karin said...

Wow gorgeous canvas!!
Groetjes Karin

Candy C said... always create some incredibly beautiful things. This canvas is awesome. I love your color palette. Love the crackle and the very washed out colors. They serve as a great background so all of your vintage metal collaged elements can POP! Your tutorial is really detailed and awesome! That takes lots of time to thanks for doing that. Fabulous piece! You ROCK the DecoArt Media line! <3

Words and Pictures said...

Totally scrumptious crackle and rust and embellishing - altogether inspirational!
Alison x

sarascloset said...

This came to me via e-mail about a week ago, and I've been itching to get over here and get a good look! You know how much I love rust in any shape or form, and I'm always looking for new approaches. This is fabulous! Pinned and your techniques will be used! Bravo, Brenda!!! Oh, and your metal collage is perfect!

A Pink said...

Love it back in Fab and love it just as much now. HUgs x