Sunday, July 17, 2016

Altered Canvas Board with Astrid

Hello all, today I would like to share a little canvas board I made with you.
This started life as a little 5 x 7 canvas board to which I attached several die cuts and a little paper clay embellishment made with the help of a mould. This is what it looked like to start with:
Here is a list of the products I used to turn it into what it looks like now:
Vibez: Egg Noggin, Palm Reader and Before Dawn
Shimmerz: Celery, Golden Wheat, Cofee
Inlingz: Penny For Your Thoughts.
Below a few step by step photos of what I did: I started by adding some clear crackle glaze and when dry gave it a few sprays of Palm Reader, letting it sink into the cracks

Next I started the process of slowly deepening the colours with a mix of sprays and paints applied loosely, to give a kind of back ground glow.
Next came the painstaking work of applying a variety of colours to the openings between the die cuts and the die cuts themselves.
Bringing out the textures on the ornament with the help of all these lovely shimmering paints.
The white on the flowers was done with gesso, all the rest is the Shimmerz paints, adding shadows with darker colours around the flowers to bring them to the foreground a bit more.
The very outer edge, after using the Coffee Shimmerz paint, was deepened a bit further still using a Big Brush pen.
And here at last the finished canvas. I fixed a little easel stand (created with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die) at the back, so it can stand up. I like giving these little canvasses to people as an extra special card and they are great fun to do, specially with the help of all these lovely shimmering paints and sprays.

Well, that's it for today, thanks for your visit like always. Don’t forget, if you mention my name in the "comments" section of your shopping cart when placing your Shimmerz order you will receive free paint. Shop Shimmerz HERE and connect with us on Facebook, too! 

12 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

This really is beautiful. I'm so glad I dropped by to sense the full canvas. It is Definitely worth the time to get those gorgeous paints in those tiny cracks and crevices. Love the color palette and the clear crackle finish just makes the project. What a special gift to give someone special. Mary Elizabeth

butterfly said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the subtle crackle in the background and that's my favourite version of the wildflower die-cuts I've seen so far - fabulous!
Alison x

Corrie Herriman said...

Fantastically gorgeous !
Corrie x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I adore the colours and how,the flowers appear embedded within the design. Tracy x X

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully created Astrid, I love the wonderful layering of paints to create so much amazing depth and colour tones. Pinning this for inspiration xxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Astrid, amazing layers of colour and love the crackle! Deb xo

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous piece of art here once again Astrid, and what a luckyu bunny, who get this beauty here. It´s really beautiful, and I just LOVE it.

Annie said...

A gorgeous Canvas Astrid x love the die cut layers and textured crackle. Beautiful colours used and the details on the flowers just finish it off

Hugs Annie x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Totally love every aspect of this gorgeous work of art Astrid. Beautiful colours, textures and layers all incorporated into a stunning design. You are a Master at this. Love it!! xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful canvas Astrid, love the layering of the paints to create a wonderful depth of colours, thanks for the process pics.
Avril xx

Julia Aston said...

what beautiful texture and color you achieved on this lovely canvas Astrid! Julia xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Absolutely beautiful, love all the layers of colors! Barbara