Friday, 6 July 2012

Project Three by Hels - London Canvas

Helloooooo again peeps. Tis my final piece for this months' focus using Darkroom Door London Collection Vol. 1 Plate of stamps. I know I have waxed lyrical all week about how lush the stamps are... but I just have to say it again... they are gorgeous!!!

Anyways, this time I wanted to create something a little more dimensional so I chose a 7" x 5" canvas to alter. I started by painting the edges with Pitch Black Dabber, bringing it ever so slightly onto the front of the canvas. I cut a piece of card to fit the front of the canvas and set about making a background for my stamping. Using Gesso and applying it with a babywipe, I streaked the lower part of the card and then added some Broken China Distress Stain to the Gesso and dappled this onto the top of the card = making a bit of a cloudy sky - I was trying to get "London Blue Sky" colour - tis so long since we saw that though I was going from memory lol

Once this had dried I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp Picadilly Circus and Big Ben - leaving a smidge of a gap between them for my bus, which was stamped onto scrap cream card using Versafine Satin Red ink. I used Distress Markers to colour the buildings - Pumice Stone works a treat for this. I added dots of Mustard Seed DM to the lights and Eros and then added some Glossy Accents to make them pop.

The bus was cut out and then I used Distress Markers to add some colour to it - again Pumice Stone is fab for the windows. I used Black Soot to emphasise the panels on the bus and colour in the wheels, to which I added some silver brads for hub-caps. I stamped "London" directly onto the card using black ink and smudged some Pumice Stone Marker under it to give it some shadow. I then stamped it again onto scrap card using the Versafine Satin Red ink, cutting out this and leaving tabs of card at the ends so I could roll these up behind the scrolly bits. This was then layered over the original image using Stix 2 Clear 3d tape and the Idea-ology Crown was popped over it to make it a bit regal.

That's all for me for this month. I will be back soon with my next projects... ooohlalala, just wait til you see what we are playing with for July!!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x