Thursday, 16 May 2013

DT project #2 by Astrid

Featuring Gallerie Wrap Canvas Kit

Hello, hello dear Snazzys visitors, I am here to show you the second project I created with the awesome Gallerie Wrap Canvas....
This time I wanted to make something in more neutral tones. But before I tell you how I went about putting this together, I am going to let you in on a little secret: When the DT first heard we were going to work with this kit, we were all a bit dismayed... What is the point of working with a canvas that you have to put together your self, - help!!! Well let me tell you, - all of us have totally changed our minds, these kits are awesome! They are easy and quick to put together, Gillian has posted a link to a video on how to do it here and the fact that they are flat at first make them fantastic to stamp and layer on, and the quality of the canvas is superb and all pre prepped, no need to Gesso. This kit has probably been one of my most favourite things to work with, which is saying a lot, because we always get super stuff to play with. Anyway, enough of the waffle and onto the project: I started with three colours of Distress Paints, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap. I layered on a good layer of paint, spritzt a bit with water and then dried with my heat gun. I then played around with some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape  and Prima Washi Tapes left over from previous DT projects. I also used some stencils and masks  from my stash, but Snazzys has a great selection!. Next came various background stamps and the main stamp, (La Blanche) stamped on Tissue Paper, just to make sure it would land up exactly where I wanted it... I glued that onto the canvas and dabbed some Distress Inks over and around it.
I made a cluster from various bits and pieces and adhered it with Gel Medium. Snazzys has a great selection of  metal embellishments including some fantastic Steampunk ones. I also added some Prima Flowers. I masked the main image with a damp baby wipe and some kitchen roll. I then painted the cluster with Gesso and when that was dry took a deep breath and spritzt it with Dylusions Sprays in Melted Chocolate and Black Marble. Oops, a bit dark, so White Linen came to the rescue... I also rubbed some Treasure Gold over the flowers.
Next came some of the wonderful new Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs. At this point I put my canvas together and added the finishing touches afterwards. I added some crackle to the corners, did some more background stamping and added the sentiment, (a Tim Holtz stamp which I cut into strips and stamped on to some scraps of left over Prima Tea Thyme paper). A bit of shading around the words, and voila, project complete.

Here are a few close ups still:





Hope I have given you a wee bit of inspiration, the kit has enough stuff to put together two canvasses and remember, to be in with a chance to win a kit, leave a comment HERE

Don't forget to come back on Monday when the wonderful Hels will show her take on the kit, - can't wait to see what she will do with it!!
Until then, stay happy, inky and creative!

42 comments:

craftimamma said...

You are so right about these brilliant canvases Astrid. I can't wait to do something else with my 2nd one and well done you and Nicky for doing two. This one is totally different to your first but just as gorgeous. I love that La Blanche image and all the b its and pieces you've enhanced it with. Absolutely fabulous piece of art.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Wow, wow, and one more for good measure: wow! The textures, tones and sheer beauty of this take the breath away... Love everything just creeping over the edges, which must be made so much easier by being able to work it flat and fit to the canvas afterwards. Brilliant vintage distressing, and hurrah for White Linen (my saviour on several occasions!!)...
Alison xx

Netty said...

Terrific canvas Astrid and the canvas wrap sounds wonderful. Hugs Annette x

Sarah said...

Wonderful composition and interesting cluster of bits and pieces. Very interesting and pretty canvas, Astrid.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Astrid, this really look beautifully shabby with a fantastic colour palette and nwondeful stamps and elements.
hugs {brenda} x0x

sharon said...

Lots of details all wrapped up into this piece! I love how it all wraps around the sides, I love the tone on tones, I love the sublety, you make it look easy Astrid!

Rita said...

What a fabulous canvas Astrid. The details alone are wonderful and so many different textures. I'd love a chance to get my hands on one of these. The tutorial is so easy to understand and thank you for that. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Tis is just gorgeous!! So many beautiful details hugs trace. X

Ephemera said...

Awesome canvas Astrid, love the cream vintage shades and of course the beautiful La blanche stamp, totally beautifully. xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is a head turner Astrid, beautiful composition, colours and technique, a stunning piece of crafting...Melxx :)

Fliss said...

Just stunning Astrid and the kit looks amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paula Whittaker said...

You always amaze me with your stunning creations, every one seems to be getting better and better.

Redanne said...

Astrid, this canvas is just stunning, I love all the elements, the colours - everything. It is calling out to be touched. Absolutely gorgeous and another great idea by Snazzy's to do the kit - oh, yes and thank goodness for white linen too. Hugs, Anne x

Maryann said...

WOUW Astrid, you just always deliver something great, don´t you? And this time it is absolutely gorgeous as well. I just love, the structure and the colors, you´ve used here, and everything looks sooo fantastic. Perfect job as always hun.

Susie Bentz said...

This is so inspiring. I love the colors and the stamped images...thanks for all the details! I am very intrigued by the idea of assembling of my own canvas...the video makes it look so easy...

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is just so wonderful Astrid I could look at it for ages and still keep seeing new bits! You are so talented in the way you design, your choice of colours and placement of all your elements - fantastic inspirational piece.

Elly said...

This canvas is breathtaking and absolutly stunning. I love your colour combination. This gallerie wrap canvas kit sounds like working a bit more professional like all real painting artists. (:o)

Sue C said...

Totally stunning Astrid ! Love the colour paletter and the wrap around detail is just fabulous ! Sue C x

Minxy said...

Another stunning make missus.. love the depth, texture and colour too xo

Terry said...

Totally drooling over here with all this gorgeousness! Love every detail and the soft neutral colors. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

Ann said...

Wowzza Astrid.......what a beautiful canvas, so many lovely layers, and I love all the embellies & the colours you've used.....stunning!!!
Hugs, Ann xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Wonderful canvas, love that crackle in the corners. Another fabulous make xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Good grief, that's stunning. Love all the layers & textures.

Dorthe said...

Even more fantastic seing it here from other angles than on blog and fb -I love your crackle- never seems to get it right myself! and all the stamped texts also on the sides of the canvas... so beautiful colour tones, and amazing textures on flowers and pieces- WOW ,I love it dear Astrid!
xoxoxo

Buttons said...

Oh boy can you do canvases!! This is a masterclass, and the step by step is so useful. Just taken receipt of my first washi tape rolls - you have seriously inspired me here. Hugs, Jenny x

Gillian .... said...

Fab make Astrid, love that stamp and the crackle effect adds so much depth. xx

May said...

FABULOUS...WOW..This is amazing work, love the colours, design, detail, stamping... I love it all.. these look Fantastic kits, Thank you Astrid for the wonderful inspiration you are so talented... Hugs May x x x

Carol Woodley said...

Wondrful canvas and inpiring work. Thanks.

Rea' said...

Took me to my happy place !!! I love what you did, so amazing so creative love the details. It's BEAUTIFUL and full of inspiration !!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow, wow, wow. Totally AWESOME!!!
ox Marg

Suzanne C said...

stunning!

Caroline said...

Just as awesome as first time I saw your canvas! :)

Redanne said...

Just came back to say well done for being a Tim's Blogworthy Link for this fabulous creation Astrid! Hugs, Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Woo hoo congrats on being one of Tim's Blogworthy links.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Heather Smith said...

So much detail and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Annette Green said...

Gorgeous! So many textures and layers. Simply Lovely!

Peg Coombes said...

Wow! such an amazing lot of textures, just love it! x

WendyK said...

A fantastic canvas Astrid, the whole thing is wonderful. The colours blend beautifully, and I love the textures.

janmorrisart said...

I absolutely love your canvas Astrid. I would so love to create something like this!

flowerree said...

What a great canvas, thanks for sharing your techniques for me, a newbie.

Therese said...

WOW,,,,,, AMAZING,,,,,,,,, BEAUTIFUL

Therese said...

WOW,,,,,, AMAZING,,,,,,,,, BEAUTIFUL