Sunday, August 21, 2016

"Amaze" - a mixed media canvas with Astrid

Hello Shimmerz fans, thanks for dropping by. I am sharing a canvas with you today
This is one of those 5 x 7 canvas boards that I love turning into special cards with the help of a little stand on the back.
For the canvas itself, I used sprays only for a quick background.
From left to right: Vibez: Before Dawn, Coloringz: Chocolate Brownie, Spritz: Treasured Hymn, Vibez: Palm Reader and Spritz: Bamboo Leaf. All of them can of course be found in the Shimmerz Paint Store

I started by adhering some strips of paper and washi tape to my canvas and then went to work with the sprays, until I was happy with the result. Half way through I also added some bits of cheese cloth for a little more texture.
A little bit of background stamping added some further interest, I always think these kind of projects need some background stamping...


Time to create a focal point. I had wanted to add some leaves or something, but in the end landed up with a large flower, a stamp by Sheena Douglas.
The flower was coloured with the following paints:

Again from left to right: Inklingz : Meet me@Sunset, and Miner Miner and Shimmerz: Sunflower. The Inklings need to be activated with water, the Shimmerz is liquid already. Of course they are available in the Paint Store again.

A stamped sentiment was added still and a little easel stand fixed to the back and that was pretty much it.
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15 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous canvas, Astrid, love that beautiful crackle texture, layers and beautiful colors. Thanks for inspiration.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great project, I love how you made this background, great texture , beautiful colours, I just love it!!

Have fun!!
Maria

chrissie said...

This is a very beautiful canvas and the flower looks amazing against the background

Love Chrissie xx

rmgcreations.blogspot.co.uk said...

Queen of the Canvas Astrid. This is certainly amazing. Love the the finished look. Need to have another try at something like this. Hugs Rita xxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing canvas ! Adorable!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - a most beautiful canvas and colors!

Helen Wallace said...

A stunning canvas from start to finish. So interesting to watch the process and see the piece evolve. Especially love the bold, bright stamped image. TFS

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous creation as always x you build amazing layers of texture paint and ink Astrid showing off the Shimmerz products beautifully x the flower is stunning and I bet it's even nicer in real life
Thank you for sharing

Annie x

Joi at RR said...

Oh that background is just INCREDIBLE Astrid -- just seriously INTRIGUING and LOVELY. It's a BEAUTIFUL and best of all... Very UNIQUE piece. j.

Lynn Price said...

Gorgeous!! Love your colors and all that texture - adding the cheesecloth was brilliant!! And that flower - I am swooning! xxx Lynn

butterfly said...

I love that earthy textured background - the sprays create such depth and interest over the fabrics, pastes and papers. Gorgeous flower too.
Alison x

Ink Art Designs said...

I love this canvas Astrid! So full of texture and colour! The background stamping added so much depth - stunning
Dot x

Ink Art Designs said...

I love this canvas Astrid! So full of texture and colour! The background stamping added so much depth - stunning
Dot x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous canvas, background looks fabulous. Love the flower, it really does 'pop' off the page.
Avril x

Helen Gullett said...

WOW!! Gorgeous mixed media canvas with beautiful bloom and texture.