Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Escape the Ordinary - Stampotique

This is my anything goes piece for week 2 of my GD spot on the Stampotique team.  The background is a canvas to which I applied grunge paste through the diamond stencil.  I coloured it with various colours of fresco paint in green shades, tinned peas, hey pesto, green olives, Hyde park and guacamole.  Once I'd achieved the colour I wanted I sanded back over the grunge paste.  I then stamped various Stampotique images randomly over the background, splatter, diva, swirls, Carols small flower and tiny bee.  I added some random circles in black paint using a bottle lid and some bubble wrap.

I used the negative of the TH postage stamp die to section part of the canvas off.  I gave the background to this a whitewash of watered down snowflake fresco paint.  I stamped the mushroom group and two of the giant shroom images onto white card.  I coloured them with fresco paints, blood orange, French roast and mushroom. I hi-lighted with the white posca pen.

The fence is the on the edge on the fence die and was cut from ribbed kraft paper and swooshed over with vintage photo distress ink.

Finally I added the Stampotique words, escape the ordinary...daydream, but I only used the first part of the quote.


Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful piece Sam.

Marianne said...

Great!! Lovely make with these mushrooms. Which reminds me, that I don't have any... hmmmm perhaps I should carve a few. But your creation is fabulous!!
xxx Marianne

Kay Wallace said...

What a wonderful canvas you have created, Sam! I love the step-by-step directions you have shared--it certainly helps those of us who are still finding our way! Great use of that negative image for the frame, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

massofhair said...

Love the mushroom Stampotique image, think this might put this on my wish list. Great canvas Sam:-) x

Helen said...

Brilliant canvas, love the greens in the background and of course the harlequin stencil is one of my faves. Still want that mushroom stamp!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous canvas, I love all the stamping & of course, the mushrooms look great.

chrissies said...

Terrific canvas Sam, The colours go so well together and the background has great texture

Love Chrissie x

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