Thursday, 13 March 2014

A Hearty Canvas {with Lynne Perrella Stamps by Alison Bomber}

Hello everyone, Alison here from Words and Pictures, and I'm delighted to be back to share one of the samples I created with stamps from the beautiful new Lynne Perrella releases.  The brief was for projects using turquoise and orange (or, as I prefer to think of it, "bright rust")... and I had a ball creating this textured canvas with two PaperArtsy wooden hearts.


Starting with the hearts - I used Autumn Fire as a base coat and then Nougat over the top of some Crackle Glaze.
For the canvas, I blended on the turquoises, from Mermaid via Bora Bora and Beach Hut to South Pacific.  But then I decided I wanted some texture round the edges, so I laid the two hearts in place to see where they'd go, and then patted Grunge Paste around the edges with a palette knife, over the top of the paint.
Next, I used the same turquoises to add colour to the texture - adding paint, spritzing with water and letting the colours mix either just by tilting the canvas, or helping them along with a brush.
(You may remember one of my December projects used the same technique - you can find a more detailed how-to description by clicking on the link.)
I added some stencilling, sponging the darker translucent turquoises with Cut'n'Dry Foam, and then stamped the delicious script from LP028 in Sepia Archival ink randomly across the space.
LPC028
The final background step was to add some Florentine Gold Treasure Gold to highlight the texture.
The two beautiful faces come from two different sets - one from LP026 and one from LP028.
LPC 026
They're also stamped in Sepia onto two Hanging Tall Hearts (from a set of three, so I've still got one to play with).
And I then warmed them up with Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge) before giving both hearts a coat of Satin Glaze which both seals and preserves the DI colours, as well as giving that lovely sheen.
Two Prima Mechanicals buttons got the turquoise treatment...
... and the final touch was to give those a good burnishing of Treasure Gold in Florentine Gold too.

Hope you like it - I always love to hear what you think - and thank you so much for stopping by today.  I'll see you again soon. Alison. 


A huge thank you to Alison from PaperArtsy HQ, this is a beautiful piece with so many really well executed techniques to explore. Your stamping over the crackle glaze is so clear. This shows how great the Fresco paints are for creating a smooth surface. The colours and textures all work so great together, making this a fantastic piece. 

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38 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh I so love this canvas the stamps look so good on the hearts and I love the grunge paste round edges really fab xx

Helen said...

You really did give these hearts the Lynne Perrella treatment, I love them - and the turquoise canvas is just beautiful!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is gorgeous. I love the colours & the GP looks great around the edges.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh I love this so much Alison, makes me want to rush into my craft room. Love that glorious mix of turquoise shades,

Lucy x

Jamie Lynn said...

very cool - <3

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Alison, love the heart shape and colour combo. Great crackle too and wonderful texture. Tracy x

Lin said...

Just one word Alison..Gorgeous!!!

Amanda said...

Fabulous make. Love the monotone of the hearts against the colour of the canvas.
Love
Amanda x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous xxx

massofhair said...

Spectacular canvas and hearts, great contrasting colours.

Seems this colour scheme brings out the
best in the LP range. Would like to see other colours used with these stamp sets too.

Brill job Alison:-) xxx

Kathi said...

Wow! So very fabulous! I love the texture you achieved on the canvas with the Grunge Paste and also love the stamped and crackled hearts.

craftimamma said...

Beautiful Alison! Colours, images, background, all of it is gorgeous!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Deborah said...

A wonderful showcase for the new Lynne Perrella stamps. Love it!

Redanne said...

Absolutely beautiful Alison, gorgeous colours and beautiful stamps. Anne x

Meggymay said...

A stunning canvas, gorgeous colours and stamps.
Yvonne

AngelicaS said...

Amazing structure and I love the color!!! Adds a couple of stamps to my "must have" list :)

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful project. love Lynne Perrella stamps with fab background texture and colours. Thank you for the intelligible tutorial Sorry to late thank you for lots of sweet comments.
Etsuko xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Alison, This is utterly amazing. The grunge, the texture, the colours, the stamping and how clever to layer these hearts onto a canvas. Think you can tell I love it.
Julie x

Hazel Agnew said...

Brilliant. The brilliant technical skills stand out and speak for themselves. Understated simplicity. You know when to stop and have not taken the edge off by adding froufrou .

Teresa Abajo said...

Love this - it's all those special little touches that make this the awesome work that it is!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a stunning piece! The colors and textures are gorgeous, Alison. Love it! :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the effect of these images on the crackle. You have also created the perfect backdrop for these fabulous faces! Delectable colours and textures. Wonderful work, Alison. Julie Ann xxx

Nan G said...

Fab texture and color! A stunning piece, butterfly!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous make Alison...the texture looks so interesting, the colours are great, such a nice creation in total!

toni said...

Oooooooooo! Gorgeous luscious colour and texture x

cardsetalia said...

Beautiful canvas, just love the colour and texture on the background.

craftytrog said...

Like it?! I love it Alison!!! xxx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Alison Bomber, this is LOUSCIOUSSSSSSSSS, I love the Queen with the fancy crown, love her, beautiful crackling,, just want to touch all that texture,and your gorgeous blue blends,love love, love that script, the gold highlights, how stunning do those stamps in all those delicious colors to create that brown, love it,those turquoise mechanical s, perfect, thanks for sharing, tons of inspiration here, ((( BIG HUGS)))

Shari Trumbull said...

Love the canvas, Alison! The colors are so vibrant and happy and I love how you use the PaperArtsy hearts! More wonderful inspiration--Thank You!! XOXO-Shari

Sandy said...

As they say in stock car racing Alison, You're da man!!!
What's not to like about this piece of artwork - and have you noticed that one picture looks like a fried egg only with a Bora Bora colored yolk! I have to admit I do love the Lynne Perrella collections and just had to get me a couple. Now I have to go back and study all this very carefully!
sandy xx

Coco said...

So BEAUTIFUL and stunning once again... This canvas with its two exquisite hearts is a real treasure, I love it!!! Hugs Coco xx

Dorthe said...

Dear Alison, it is more than gorgeous, - a fantastic background ,with the bluish /gold and great textured canvas. And the hearts are so beautiful in your chosen colour and the amazing stamps !!
Hugs,Dorthe

Annie said...

Stunning...love the crackled and tectured backgrounds of this project. The new LP stamps are now on my wishlist

huge hugs annie xx

Marci said...

Stunning!

sara j said...

Gorgeous!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Absolutely stunning. I didn't realize that there were two hearts on a canvas from your sneaky peak. Love all the details!

Jools Robertson said...

Wow! This is stunning the colours texture and the stamping on the Hearts is just beautiful

Jools x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning canvas, I really love the texture with the way you blob the paint on and spritz, it really gives depth and those hearts are awesome, the colour really is amazing :-) Kezzy xxx

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