Today is a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - not only that but it is a brand new A Vintage Journey - we have a new style and new sponsors. I am hosting March's challenge and we are using the Destination Inspiration Travel Bag which consists of:
Substrate – Board (eg - grey board, coaster board, cardboard, chipboard)
Main Colour – Lilac or pale purple
Technique – Rust Effects (perhaps using rusting or embossing powders or rust coloured paints)
Product – Something metal
I decided to combine the styles and products of Tim Holtz and Andy Skinner, to create this dimensional canvass.
I started with greyboard and using mod podge to layer lots of torn strips of embossed card stock. I then added Deco Art sand texture paste to the edges and some pearls in the corners. Once dry I covered it all in black acrylic. Again after fully drying, I dry brushed gesso over the surface.
Finally - to add the chosen colour - I dry brushed dusty concord distress paint over the surface too.
Next I die cut loads of cogs - large and small - and layered them onto the edges of the canvass and also some card.
As before I added sand texture paste, painted black and once dry dry brushed with white gesso.
I die cut the bird silhouette out of the textured card and mounted it on 2 other die cuts from foam board, which I also painted black.
This time to both the card and the canvass I added Deco Art translucent paints in Quinacridone Gold and Yellow iron oxide.
Finally I put my three layers together and added my metal embellishments which I added a touch of treasure gold to (Royal Amethyst I think - I borrowed it at a crop!)
I would like to enter this canvas into:
Our Creative Corner - The Return of the Challenge ( I selected Go Rustic- Oct 14)
Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk challenge - Anything Goes SteamPunk / Industrial
Sorry for the long post! Hope you like my Tim Holtz / Andy Skinner combination. Lucky enough to see both of them at Stitches at the NEC the other week! And not forgetting the amazing Mario, he really is lovely.
Back tomorrow with a shorter post...(I promise).
Thanks for stopping by.