Friday 1 June 2018

AVJ - Stencil It

I am doubling up on commitments with this project. It has become my contribution to Astrid's fab theme over at A Vintage Journey and also for lovely Lynne Gauntlett this month who was my swap partner for the Let's Be Creative May project. Our challenge was to make something no bigger than 6 x 6 inches with a link to a movie. Now I'm not a film watcher (except those lovely Christmas feel-good rom coms) so finding something that would inspire me for this swap proved quite difficult, but I was under pressure to get it done and in the post asap. I had been searching for a vintage photo to use for another piece I was working on and had had all my lost relatives pics out by Tim Holtz and one suddenly came to mind linked to a film I saw as a child when my mum took me to the Regal Cinema in St.Ives which was then in Huntingdonshire. Look I even found a photo of it. 

What do you think the film is?

I began by gluing paper pieces and a piece of scrim with matte medium and then applied modelling paste and crackle paste through two different stencils. By using the stencils it fits both sets of requirements.

If you look through the layers you can see some of the collage papers I glued down

Here is a further close up. You can see the blending of the colours that appeared when I spritzed with water and added the blue and yellow colours and I also brayered over white gesso before finishing with some quinacridone gold.

Using distress inks and my finger I rubbed light colours on some of the photo just as black and white photos were coloured up before colour film was invented.

The seahorses and starfish were die cut from left over distress inked card.

With all the lovely weather we had last weekend and having already been away for an early holiday to Lanzarote you can tell I'm in summer mode.

Thanks for stopping by. To see what the fabulous team have created do pop over to the AVJ challenge blog to see the line up for June.

Keep creating.


Gina said...

That is soooo "From here to eternity"...those swimming trunks area dead giveaway lol. Fantastic creation as ever. XXX

Redanne said...

Hmmm, Gina's comment has got me thinking now that I am completely wrong... I guessed 'Summer Holiday' and now I can't get the image of Cliff Richard singing on that!

The colours you have used are stunning Brenda, your stencilling (as always) is amazing and of course I just adore those beautiful seahorses! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous summery canvas Brenda, and great you could use it for your swap too! Super stencilled effects over that background and stunning colours too. The paint effects are wonderful like always and that photo is just perfect. Anne's comment above had me laughing out loud, shows our generation, good old Cliff..

Annie said...

This is such a fun project and I love those textured details using the photo and beach dies xx I was like Anne and thought Cliff Richard...Summer Holiday, although I also thought of James Bond too when Ursula Andres came out in that amazing bikini and Sir Sean......fabulous !!!!! You gotta love James Bond right !!

TFS and sending best wishes

Huge hugs Annie x

Meggymay said...

A fabulous textures project Brenda, I love all the detail and super layers.
I also think the film was A summer Holiday.
Yvonne xx

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Brenda - what an awesome canvas background you created for your swimmers - love the colors and textured stenciling - and the sea horses and star fish look wonderful in your left over bits of inkings! Julia xx

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning, Brenda!! The texture is amazing!! I love the colors and the sea horses and star fish!! It's so absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Jennie Atkinson said...

WOW ! I love that stunning stencilled background Brenda - such gorgeous colours and textures - and such a great foil for the photo and seahorses. Wonderful details x

Hazel Agnew said...

I love this Brenda and your vintage pic of the cinema brings back memories of similar places. Love your textures and how it all came together! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Stunning! The translucent paints over the texture, and then with those hints of the collage papers in the background - this is a summertime beauty, Brenda, and it has the feelgood factor and then some! I'm going Summer Holiday - the full Cliff Richard experience. Love the photo of the cinema too...
Alison x

A Pink said...

A really fabulous Canvas full of texture , detail, lush colour and a touch of vintage. It's a piece of art that makes you smile and capturesa real essence of summer fun .

Nikki Acton said...

Well it isnt Code Black that's for sure!! Love your textured, stencilled panel and all the gorgeous translucent paint effects - reminds me of the large canvas we did at CVC a couple of years ago! Great design xxx

sarascloset said...

Oooh, Brenda, I have been very late visiting, but so happy to see all these details today! What a fabulous background and a stunning vignette! Love those seahorses in the oxide colors! Just Beautiful! Hugs!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing canvas! This is such a beautiful design and the background that you created is stunning with the stencilling and colours - I love it 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊