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!!