Monday 6 May 2013

DT Project #1 by Minxy, Featuring:

 Gallerie Wrap Canvas Kit

Hay Snazzy Gang, A very Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you.
I hope everyone is well and enjoying the canvas art so far from my lovely teamies Gillian and Lesley, 
If you've not seen them yet do scroll back and check them out.
For my first canvas I went with some neutral tones.
I started by spritzing the canvas with water and then dobbing distress paint in 'walnut stain', 'frayed burlap' and 'antique linen'.
I spritzed with more water so the distress paint bled, blended and dripped down the surface.
I also sprayed through a TCW 'tiny circles' stencil with a home-made spray {'walnut stain' distress re-inker and water} to give a bit of a darker contrast, which worked really well.
It is so much easier to work on the flat canvas which is what I love about this kit.
The drips brought to mind flower stems, so I created some from book pages and sheet music using the tim holtz tattered florals die.
I choose 3 {out of several flowers I made} and placed then roughly where I wanted them to go on the canvas, keeping in mind the drips as stems.
I then enhanced the stems by stamping words from the Wendy Vecchi 'seriously art' stamp plate in 'coffee' archival ink.
I had some left over flower die-cuts so I made some buds to add to the stamped stems, which finished off the piece just right.
I hope you like todays offering, I will be back again on Thursday with another that is the complete opposite to this one.
Till then....
Stay Inky