Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Another Canvas Creation....

Eeeek!  Last week was all about catching up on all things family.... that were so disgracefully ignored in the build up to the Brisbane Expo!!  :)   We've had a birthday and a sleepover party, an away game for football that required an overnight stay, one stressed Year 11 dd in exam block requiring lots of support (because apparently an A- is considered a 'fail'!), and a horrible temperature/headache virus thrown in for good measure!

Time now to revisit my neglected online family..... :)

Just in the nick of time, and because I enjoyed my first canvas so much, I decided to do another one for this week's palette at The Colour Room.  I have also incorporated the Feature Art papers, this month's sponsor at TCR.


Feature Art tissue paper was also used to build the background textures, which also includes old book paper, offcuts of cardboard (I never throw away any cardboard scraps), lots of gesso and acrylic paints, glimmermist, plastic netting, muslin, buttons and trinkets.

The ever-present Dustic Attic chipboard also features... :)  In typical fashion, I have painted and misted it to incorporate it into the background, outlined it with darker glimmermist and a fine paintbrush, then touched it up lightly with gesso and a dry brush to help distinguish and highlight it.  One of my favourite techniques.  Some tiny little scattered glass beads have also added a touch of sparkle and interest.

The chippy used:

Scroll Border #1, DA0219

Don't be afraid to snip up your chipboard shapes to suit your purpose or design.  I do it all the time!

Thanks for popping by.

Cheers for now lovely ladies,



Lizzyc said...

HI.. oh wow.. this is so beautiful.. love all the wonderful details, and the flowing flourish looks amazing!!

Linda Langes said...

This is a great canvas Julie - it has such beautiful balance. I can so relate to the Yr 11 DD over the top exam pressure - pheweeee!

Astrid Maclean said...

This is unbelievably beautiful, I simply LOVE it!!!! If you ever did a detailed tutorial on how you create something like this I would subscribe like a shot. It is truly amazing!!!

Jane said...

I have just found your blog through pinterest and I love your canvas that you posted today!! Would love love love to see how you did it!! I am going to go back and re read your post but just wanted you to know how beautiful I think it is!!

Georgia Heald said...

So gorgeous! So much texture and shading, just love those blooms too!

Leanne said...

Oh Jules! Just stunning!!

Kylie gW said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL. I like it just as much as your first one! I really like the grid..plastic? Just awesome!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wowzers, this is gorgeous!

Adriana B said...

gorgeous canvas love all the textures, looks amazing :)