Monday, 13 May 2013

DT Project #1 by Astrid, Featuring

Gallerie Wrap Canvas Kit

Hello, hello dear Snazzys visitors, thank you for dropping by! Today I am sharing the next installment of the Gallerie Wrap Canvas kit that the Design Team received to play with. If you haven't seen the totally cool and funky examples of my team mates yet, make sure to scroll down. Each and every one of them demonstrates just how many possibilities this kit has to offer and as the others have shown so aptly already, the brilliant thing with these canvases is that you put them together yourself, so you can keep them flat as long as you are working on them, brilliant for stamping and many other techniques. If you want to see a video of how to put it together, just click HERE to find a link straight to the video and if you want to have a chance to win a kit, leave a comment there too.

Alright, now to my Mixed media version of the canvas:
I have a few step by step photos, to show how I went about it:

I started by marking off with a pencil, roughly where I thought the wooden slats for the frame would be placed and then layered on some scraps of old book pages with multi medium. Next I added some texture paste through a stencil from my stash. I wanted this canvas to be quite soft and feminine, so I chose a rather "frilly" Crafters Workshop stencil, it's the Damask one.
As you can see, in places I went right over the papers, here is a close up:
In the center of my canvas (more or less) a adhered a vintage image I had saved on my computer, slightly digitally altered to suit what I had in mind for this canvas and then started to play with some of the new Tim Holtz Distress paints (These are available from Snazzys, even though they are not yet on the website). I also added some bits of the top layer of a paper serviette around the main image, painting over and around it to blend it in with the background. Here you can see some of the first stages:
Well after that I got so caught up in the process that I forgot to take step by step photos I'm afraid to say. I basically added more layers of paint, background stamps, some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, some hand painted flowers and finally embellished with some fussy cut butterflies from the Tim Holtz Papillon set and a heart embellishment from my stash. Finally I added some Treasure Gold to the raised bits. The sentiment was first computer generated and then I hand drew over it and added shadows with a gold pen.
Here are some close up pictures still:








Well, hope you like this project, I certainly had loads of fun creating it!!



55 comments:

Janette said...

Wow absolutely stunning, such a work of art. Janette x

Karen Buchanan said...

Astrid this is fabulous! I love it!

Rita said...

What a magnificent creation Astrid. The textures are stunning and the colours are beautiful. I do love the image you have used, she looks so demure and elegant. Your creations are always so inspiring and Thank you for sharing them with us. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning Astrid.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid
You have made a gorgeous canvas,it,does relate a femininity, with its soft muted palette beautifully.
Smiles:)
Sue

Debi said...

stunning!

sue morris said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for taking pictures and for sharing your steps. Absolutely gorgeous and the texture is fabulous!

Tracie Dean said...

Beautiful work of art!! I love the vintage image and the sentiment you chose. A very special piece.

Happy Crafting
Tracie

marda said...

Totally amazing. Really stunning artwork.

Helen said...

That's just gorgeous!!

Paula Whittaker said...

Just - gorgeous!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning canvas, everything about it is just gorgeous.

Sue x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!!

chrissies said...

Really stunning.

Love Chrissie x

BLockHEad said...

Gorgeous texture and colour x

die amelie said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, Astrid!

Claudia xxx

Maryann said...

Absolut gorgeous creation here again Astrid, and I just love the colors you´ve used. I really love, how you made this

Margaret Mifsud said...

Magnificent canvas Astrid. Your colour combinations are always so perfect and the images and textures you incorporate into your work are just stunning. ox Marg

Ros Crawford said...

I'm speechless ... this is fantastic!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just absolutely glorious and dreamy, Astrid. Your sense of colour and composition are always wonderful. The ability to continue the stencil around the edges (presumably because of the kit) to my mind enhances this magically,

Lucy x

Julia S-W said...

Simply stunning Astrid! The photos you took give us so much to try out. This is such a mesmerizing piece - so many different stories could be conjured from your piece. I love it.
Juliax

craftimamma said...

Beautiful piece of work Astrid. Loving all the layers and texture not to mention the colours and imagery. Stunning!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Marianne said...

What a lovely piece of art! Great!! I LOVE it.
xxx Marianne MW

Deborah said...

Every bit as beautiful as the sneak peek hinted it would be.

snazzyoriginal said...

So beautiful xx

Redanne said...

An absolutely stunning piece of art Astrid, the embossed elements are amazing and the lady image is so beautiful. The canvas is such a great idea to give a nice flat base to work on. Hugs, Anne x

whyducks said...

Beautiful work and love the texture!

Cathy A said...

Just breathtaking!

Sarah said...

I think the texture paste is the magic ingredient to this piece. Beautiful canvas, Astrid!

Dorthe said...

OH my dear, it is fabolous , the beautiful texture paste stensil, looks almost as lace,- and the choosen image is lovely with her butterfly and necklace and heart!
What sweetnes and beauty, Astrid!.

Suzi B said...

Oh wow! Astrid this is stunning, so beautiful.
Suzi B x

Craftychris said...

oh my goodness this is magical! I love all the texture and the image is gorgeous! xx

Marisa Job said...

Stunning! Great tutorial too!!

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisnis absolutely amazing!!! I LOVE IT ...gorgeous and dreamy! Hugs trace x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid. All those wonderful layers and textures and stunning images. I would LOVE to have this hanging on my wall x

firstnightdesign said...

Beautiful textures and wonderful final result, Astrid. Thank you for sharing.

Netty said...

wonderful mixed media canvas Astrid and love the picture of the gypsy. Fab work as always, hugs Annette x

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

What fantastic work of art Astrid !!!!!!!
Andy xxx

Nicky Chamallow said...

just BEAUTIFUL!

Christine D said...

beautiful, really lovely, the colours, texture, all perfect and the effect of the heart around her neck is amazing.

May said...

WOW, Breathtaking Beauty...What a work of art Astrid... Love it all... the image, texture, colours, design... everything is Fabulous... you are so talented... Hugs May x x x

Marjie Kemper said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all the step-out photos, this is so beautiful.

butterfly said...

A complete showstopper - full of depth and beauty; amazing techniques combined with your astounding artistry - and the end result is just glorious! I love the napkins as transitional elements to blend the image into the background; the gilded damask texture is gorgeous - I could go on... (at length, as you all well know!!).
Alison x

Michelle said...

Simply stunning Astrid and great tutorial. x

Minxy said...

Forgot it was monday... sorry im late.
WOW, are there any words left to describe how beautiful this is, You've outdone yourself xo

Von said...

This is really a smashing success, Astrid! I love the texture and the elements you've chosen to frame the image. The quote is so perfect!

Sandie Edwards said...

Astrid, this is just totally amazing, and so beautiful!!

Theresa Merkling said...

Incredibly lovely! Now I'm ready to make something marvelous of my own!

Annie said...

Such a beautiful canvas with lots of delicious texture. I love it Astrid x

TFS

Annie xx

Fliss said...

Don't know how I missed this - absolutely amazing!!!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Susie Bentz said...

Love everything about this!

Buttons said...

The second canvas was amazing. I now run out of superlatives for this one! It is completely in your style and works on every level. Guess what, your mojo is back!! Hugs, Jenny x

Gillian .... said...

One of my fav stencils, love the depth achieved using texture paste and the colour hues are lovely. xx

Mona Eidhammer said...

This is truly breathtaking! Love how it turned out. Hugs...Mona

Marleine said...


This is absolutely beautiful. A real work of art. X