Tuesday 17 July 2018

Wallpaper and dress forms for Country View Crafts

My turn again to share a project over the CVC blog and I had great fun creating an easel board using some of the newer products from Tim Holtz.

If you'd like to see the process steps and more photos please pop over to take a peak at how it all came together.

Updated from CVC

I thought I would make an easel card using the Tim Holtz wall paper and his inventor 3 set of stamps with the lovely dress forms. You could use the composition and ideas to make an ordinary card but I have gone with the faux encaustic again.

Cut some thin greyboard and adhere a piece of the wall paper onto it using decoupage and then seal it with the same product. You will see that decoupage is very versatile and can be used as a glue, a sealer between layers and as a finish (top layer like a varnish). Scrape a thin and random layer of decoart crackle paint over and leave to dry.

I stamped the dress forms using black archival and then took greyish blue and neutral grey Amsterdam inks to paint n some of the dress form bodies and frames.

I distressed the edges of the panel with a distressing tool and blended in ground espresso distress ink knowing it was likely to move and seep a bit with the layer of DecoArt clear modeling paste on top. 

I stamped the scissors onto matte silver card, cut them out and again blended the brown DI around them and then laid them into the top of the paste just very gently pushing them into it.

The next layer I painted the scissors with a little raw umber and yellow oxide to tarnish them a bit, added some words and the gave another coat of clear modeling paste and added half a snap fastener as an inclusion.

I coloured up a canvas board using cerulean blue, light grey, titan buff and titanium white with a wet wipe to blend the colours. I gessoed using a brayer to create some highlights and then gave it a 'dirty' wash using burnt umber, raw umber, cerulean blue and titan budd with some decou-page sealer and water. I'll have a mini tutorial in my next post at the end of the month to see this with photo steps, so keep an eye out for it.

Eh voila, I just needed to add a mount board easel and it's finished.

I love making these easel cards, they don't take much longer than making a card one but they certainly have more impact especially if you can hand it to a friend but even paying the extra postage is worth it for a special occasion.


Mary Elizabeth said...

What a fantastic piece of art. I love it!!! I think the wash of paint on the dress forms is wonderful (gorgeous crackle and color palette). The modeling paste softens all of the edges. Wow! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh ... and using wallpaper ... that's so cool!

Gina said...

Thought they were real scissors at first lol ...popping over XXX

Annie said...

Gorgeous make Brenda x Love the dress forms and the technique used. The scissors look amazing!!
TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning !

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous, and love how the dress form just pops!!!

Susanne said...

Beautiful project Brenda! Lovely technique and result. So cool! Hugs Susanne

SewPaperPaint said...

This is so very gorgeous Brenda! Love!

Kate Yetter said...

This is beautiful! I love the dress form!

Jackie PN said...

WOW so cool Brenda!!
Jackie xx

sally said...

As keen seamstress this one really speaks to me! Lovely colours too :-)

Sally xx