Friday 18 November 2011

DT Project 3 by Lesley featuring Kaisercraft

My final hello for this month and today I have a 7" x 5" canvas to show you.

I used an old canvas that I er ...... sort of messed up a while ago, lol! I covered it with Gesso and then painted it two different shades of acrylic paint too achieve a very pale but streaky background which I then stamped with the clocks from the Duchess Collection of clear stamps. I wanted a smudgy effect so I used dye inks and then dried them with the heat gun. I also did a few 'scratchy' bits using the edge of a piece of card and disgtressed the corners a little.

I then cut three of the postcards from a sheet of the Vintage Timeless Papers, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool and aged them further with a little Distress Ink blending. When they were dry I adhered them to the canvas with Claudine Hellmuths Matte Multi Medium. Although you can't see it on the photos, I smeared some Viva Ferro in Antique Gold very roughly round the sides of the canvas and when this was dry rubbed a little Antique Gold Rub and Buff over the top.

I then covered two mini canvases with a sheet of the world map paper design again from the pad and using the Matte Multi Medium, distressed the edges with Distress Inks and attached a couple of watch parts using Glossy Accents. Can you see where we are here in the UK, lol? I cut the letters from the paperpad and attached them with 3D foam pads and then attached the mini canvases to the main on with Glossy Accents.

Finally, I came to the lovely Kaisercraft laser cut wood hanging clock. I really love this piece and almost didn't alter it in any way because I like the look of it as is but in the end I decided to age it so I applied little bits of the Antique Gold Viva Ferro here and there and when it was dry rubbed over with some Rub and Buff just with my finger. I then covered it with Versamark Ink and clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I was really pleased with the final effect because where there were little clumps of the Ferro, it bubbled a bit with the heat and gave a really nice bumpy look. I attached this piece using Glossy Accents too.

Well, I'll be back next month but in the meantime don't forget to visit us again on Monday when it will be Paula's turn once more and that's bound to mean more great inspiration.

Have a good weekend all.

Lesley Xx