Saturday, 7 September 2013

A Corrugated Canvas



The brief for this month over at Arty Inklings is to show a version of this canvas above.


So firstly instead of a canvas, I used a squarish piece of corrugated approx 9" x 9".


I gave it a coat of white gesso and painted it with baltic blue and sky fresco paints.  I mixed elephant fresco to grunge paste and put it through the diamond and roman letters stencils (only because I mixed way too much - again!!).


Close up of the GP diamonds.


And the Roman letters.


Using the clock stencil I pushed picket fence distress stain through on the top left corner.


Then I needed a focal point but I also wanted to use a die.  So I cut the arch from ribbed kraft card, stamped the TH image and coloured with distress markers and a water brush.


I stamped the T!m quote to the bottom in black stazon, attached the arch die/image and finally edged the frame with black eco friendly paint.

I do apologise for the quality of the photo, the blue on the bottom half is just reflecting back into the camera!!

I hope this is okay and fits the brief!!!!  Either way, I had great fun  making it.






14 comments:

massofhair said...

Glorious colours Sam, GP is so fab to work with and gives great results. Liking the corrugated card instead of canvas:-)

Helen said...

I think it looks great!! Not sure I have much in the way of canvas either...

Anita Abercrombie said...

Love it Sam!! Thanks for taking part..

Anita xx

ps working on blog badge, thanks for the lesson!! Aging brain/technophobe!!

Sarah Dunkley said...

Cool! Love that Baltic blue... its on my shopping list! xxx

butterfly said...

Love those blended sky colours, and the texture is fab, both from the corrugated card underneath and the grunge paste.
Alison x

craftimamma said...

The blue might be causing you a problem to photograph Sam but it does look great on your 'canvas'. Love all the texture and your image on the diecut arch looks great. Fab entry to the challenge imo.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Claire said...

Hi Sam, love the colours you've chosen and the GP looks great :) I've just started following you too, Claire xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Sam, that is fantastic. I love the GP against the blues & your focal image is perfect.

Buttons said...

Great version Sam. I love the inclusion of the stencilling. Hugs, Jenny x

Lin said...

This is great Sam..fantastic take on Anita's..had to laugh with the grungepaste..done that so many times and run around looking for something to use it on LOL!!

Marianne said...

I think it's beautiful. Love this very very much! xxx Marianne

chrissies said...

Lovely piece od artwork Sam and the card you used is very unusual

Love Chrissie x

Sid said...

Great piece of arty work !!

Sue said...

Great piece Sam, love the blues xx

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