Sunday, September 18, 2016

Autumnal peace a canvas with Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends and thanks for coming by here.
Today I have a little canvas to share with a quick step by step:
I had not used my Aqua Huez for ages, so I thought it was high time to pull them out and have a play. These are the colours I used:
From left to right\: Red Hot, Chester Nut, Pot-O-Gold, Sea Weed , Cuppa Joe

I also used some sprays:
Coloringz Don't Be Suede, Spritz Treasured Hymn, Coloringz Chocolate Brownie, Vibez Rolling in the Hay
Of course you can find all of these products in the paint store by clicking HERE
It all started with a little wooden tag that I had added some texture to with the help of a stencil and some crackle paste and then gave a coat of gesso.

I coloured it with two of the Aqua Huez, to give it a first layer of colour.
Next I cut some leaves and also coloured them using the Huez. When they were dry I covered them with a little matte medium and then sprinkled on some embossing powder in Ancient Gold, for a little texture, this is what they then looked like:
The flowers were given a similar treatment, but this time using the sprays.

I then put it all together so it looked like this:

The canvas was given a first coat of sprays too, this was the first stage:
I then gave it several more coats, but forgot to take pictures, I also added some stencilling using archival ink. Finally I die cut a globe out of copper coloured mirri card, darked a bit with alcohol ink, as well as the word peace, cut from craft core. (All dies used are by Tim Holtz for Sizzix)
At the last minute I decided the canvas needed a bit of an edge still and I used my Distress Crayons for that, and that was pretty much it.
Well, that's it for now, - thanks for your visit and have a great week!


Rita said...

What a beautiful canvas Astrid. Love those pretty Autumn colours. The leaves look so magnificent along with the fabulous tag. I really must get out my paints and use them more. Enjoy your Day and I'll see you soon. Hugs Rita xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wow, what an inspiration!! Beautiful texture, colors and composition!! thanks Astrid for sharing tutorial!!

Annie said...

Totally fabulous Astrid x lots of yummy textures and stunning colours. Fab layout too

Tfs a great step by step as always

Hugs Annie xx

Kerstin F. said...

Pretty autumn colors and georgeous texture elements, gorgeous Astrid!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An extraordinary beautiful project Astrid! Amazing!

Jackie P Neal said...

A beautiful representation of autumn at it's finest! I love these colors!! xo

Fliss said...

This is a stunner Astrid! Your background is really fab and the leaves and flowers are glorious. Love how it all came together.
Fliss xx

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, Astrid, love the fantastic leaves and flower, and love your message !! So beautiful.

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful canvas, full of gorgeous textures and lovely Autumn shades. The gold highlights on the leaves and flowers look fab.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

I really love this Astrid ... it has such beautiful texture and colours! Not quite Christmas, but definitely autumn! Carol x

Helen Wallace said...

Ah - the glorious Autumnal colours and textures work perfectly together on this inspirational piece. Thanks for the inspiration Astrid.

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a fabulous canvas here Astrid. As always you´ve done a wonderful piece of art, and I love the structure and the beautiful colors on it. Well done hun.

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful canvas with seemingly unrelated elements that work perfectly together! You had me at the tag background! You have waved your magic wand with these products and produced the most magnificent work of art!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! An amazing canvas Astrid! Such beautiful autumn colours and fabulous textures!! All the elements just go together so beautifully .. simply stunning!! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow ! I was almost holding my breath as I scrolled down! This really is stunning! Love the fabulous texture and Oh! those fabulous colours! Chrisx

butterfly said...

Wonderful grungy autumnal creation - love that crackle and the warmth of the Huez. The sprinkles of golden embossing powder are so cool on the leaves.
Alison x