Sunday, 6 October 2013

Premium Craft Brands and a canvas ....

The theme this week over on the Pan Pastels Challenge Blog is "water" and I knew in my head what I wanted to do but trying to put it in to a tangible project, was a little trickier! Also must say forgive the different background photos ..... finding a good location, at the right time, at the right angle etc to fully show off the iridescence, has been a struggle ...

I primed the canvas with gesso and left it to dry. Whilst drying, I mixed blue acrylic paint with some dust from the metallic pewter pan pastel which looked so shiny and glistening together. Once the canvas was dry I painted the paint mixture over the entire canvas and the sides. I wasn't so patient this time and used my heat tool to dry it (lol).


I then added a good dollop of the iridescent paste to the paint mixture and using the 12"x12" "dots with edges" mask, applied my new paint/paste mixture on to the canvas with a palate knife. The pattern it leaves is stunning and have to be honest at this point, just wanted to stop!!! Once this was dry, I lightly covered the canvas with the soft silver metallic pan pastel which really made the canvas "shine". I still had quite a bit of the iridescent paint mixture left, so using the same mask, I quickly applied the paint paste to a piece of white card and a piece of glitter paper.

I have used these extra pieces to die cut different shapes; the frame and waves. The other die cuts are from plain (!) white card. I have layered the die cuts to look like waves at the bottom of the canvas and to have somewhere to frame my phrase.


Not the "tit- ter-vating " began and I had great fun. The stones were raided from my card and as I didn't want them to look "new", I didn't wash them (okay, I wiped them down in case there was an insect yuk on them). The little bottle I found in a drawer, so it has been filled with iridescent paste and little blue hearts. The leaves are plastic and were from Poundland last Christmas. I have just dusted the edges with gold metallic pan pastels for an extra bling effect.

 As a final finishing touch, I have used the pearl paste to create underwater bubbles with a few chipboard buttons & brads too!.

Think that's everything and many thanks for taking the time to read all my blurb. Well I'm gotta dash as am at a hockey tournament with Aaron today and am hoping the blue sky stays with us until it ends! Am a bit hockey'd out, as was out all day yesterday too ..... who says kids are inactive now-a-days ...!


I am entering my canvas in to the following challenges:

Paper Creators Crafts - diecuts
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Left of centre - water
Chalk n Stock - anything goes


Zoe said...

Fabulous creation, love the colour scheme, so serene xx

Bev said...

Wow. Lou I love this!! I need to be braver. I have a couple of blank canvasses but am too scared. Don't know what I'm doing!!

JayBe said...

Absolutely stunning, oh needy one!! Lol. I love it Lou - so many different elements to look at - so clever. Love the extra embellishments too, but glad you cleaned away the insect yuk! Lol.

Have a great weekend, hun.
Hugz, Jan xx

Claire said...

Wow from me too Lou, gorgeous canvas! I love all the texture and the shimmer looks fab
Claire xx

Penny Nantell said...

Great little canvases. Thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT

PaperDaisies said...

A fabulous card design. Love all the different embellishments. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Connie said...

Very pretty . . . I love the charm of the dollies and the pastel coloring.

Tracy said...

Woohooo Lou...stunning art ... how beautiful all the textures show up, you can see the pearly effect in you`s a great product!!!
Lol glad no insect yuck was used... love it!!
Big hugs