Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Vintage altered canvas by Astrid

Hello Shimmerz fans, thanks for dropping by here! This is Astrid sharing a vintage altered canvas with you with a quick step by step:
I used one of my favourite colour combinations, blues and browns with a touch of green.
These are the Shimmerz products I used:
Coloringz Well Blue Me Down, Night Moves
Vibez Jeni B Blue & Blue Jeans
Spritz Truffle
Creameez Sage It Isn't So
Shimmerz Celery & Coffee
I started with a small  5 x 7" canvas, added some crackle paste through a stencil and when that had dried, added some embellishments (Dusty Attic and Calico Craftparts) and some flowers from my stash

I adhered them with gel medium and when everything had dried covered it all with Gesso.

Because I love the way the Shimmerz products sink in between the cracks, I also added some crackle paste to my embellishment at the bottom.
Time to start playing with the sprays and paints (my favourite bit, so much fun).
I started with the lightest colour and then built up the layers, drying with my heat gun in between, using a paint brush, my fingers and a baby wipe, until I was happy with the result.

Here's a close up of the crackly bits, I just loves how it looks... :o)
Now all I needed to do, was adding my focal image (I chose one of the Tim Holtz Found Relatives). I also added a little butterfly still, covered with some Glassy Accents.
The final steps were to add some background stamping (it would have been better for sure if I had thought of that earlier)...., a sentiment (using Tim Holtz word stickers) and some shadows around my image and embellishments to add more depth. I used my Coloringz spray in Night Moves and a small paint brush for that.

Now before I sign off remember, you can order Shimmerz products directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do, don't forget to mention my name (Astrid Maclean) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice. And for people from outside the US, Shimmerz do a really good deal on postage!
Well, have a creative week and thanks so much for visiting today!


pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! Love the colours (and those brilliant names ) The texture and the crackle make this a wonderful setting for the young lady! Chrisx

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous vintage canvas - Shimmerz and Craft Parts look like a match made in heaven!
Alison x

Ros Crawford said...

What a transformations! Beautiful canvas!

Patty O'Malley said...

Love this!

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful project, colours, shimmers and textures.
Julie x

Terry said...

I love blue and browns and with the touch of green, this is so gorgeous! Astrid I love all the details, textures, layers and with the added shimmer, so lovely! Oh and I love that crackle as well! Hugs!

Kathy Bradley said...

Another gorgeous project and a wonderful step-by-step!

Sandy said...

You never fail to disappoint Astrid - always with such care and well made and always so very beautiful!
Sandy xx

Georgie C said...

Knew I would love it and yup I do!! Such beautifully soft colours and delicately balanced. xx

rachel said...

absolutely brilliant - I adore the soft colours and wow - the texture looks amazing - love it Astrid! Hugs rachel x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Astrid love the dimension and texture and the colours are lovely . I love the image against the backdrop. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Really lovely, Astrid. Beautiful choice of colors. I also love the embellishments you used.

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous, Astrid!! Just adore your color palette, and that shimmer from these wonderful products is fantastic (and I love the color names)! I have only the texture pastes, so will be off to investigate the other goodies available. Your make is very inspirational, as always- and something I could use right about now! xxx Lynn

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful work!! Love it!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful and fabulous made canvas here again Astrid, and I just love, that you seems to have the same favorit colors as me he he he. I absolut LOVE your stunning work here, such a piece of art.

mamablitger said...

Astrid you did it again : left me speechless !!! Gosh.. I LOVE this canvas. The colors are just awesome, the embellishment too. And your background is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and a lovely tutorial. You are truly very talented.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous make, Astrid!
Greetings, Alie

Dorthe said...

Astrid, what a gorgeous piece. The way you treated the craft parts and flowers, with gel,gessoe-and crackle, makes the surface look so soft and amazing because of the beautiful colours, creating life and mystique ! So beautiful with lavender spots here and there, with the aqua, the little brown and beautiful shimmer.
I love your canvas, dear.
Dorthe, xoxo

Margaret Mifsud said...

Simply stunning canvas Astrid!! Love the textures, the crackle (one of my fave things) and the colour mix (my fave too). You never fail to amaze!! Loooveee this!!!

A Pink said...

Absolutely stunning! Astrid Your canvas is so emotive and fro some reason has really touched my heart . Thankyou so much for sharing the stages of how you created this truly beautiful work of Art . x

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Astrid! Another stunner! Beautiful coloring and crackled embellishments to show off that lovely image! I adore the butterfly! This is a lovely canvas!

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, this is simply shimmeringly gorgeous!! I love your canvas! xo

Sandy said...

Astrid this is absolutely glorious! So beautiful and I really do appreciate the tutorial.
Sandy xx