Saturday 1 March 2014

Canvas {with JoFY Stamps by Elizabeth Borer}

Hi there,Elizabeth here. I’m back to share a project with all of you. It’s great to be able to pop back every now and again as I’ve missed doing this. This one is for Jo Firth Young because I made a sample using her new stamps ( which are yummy ) using a similar idea. This is a contrast to the original sample that Jo saw, this one uses lots of bright colours.

I started with an 8 x 8 inch canvas which I covered with some paper from my stash that looked like fencing ( or you could paint some smoothy paper with Nougat to give a nice warm glow in the background ).I then added some watery Mermaid, randomly painting down from the top ( sky ) and some watery Dusty Teal  painting up from the base ( ground ) . 

Using MN61 and Snowflake stamp words randomly over the top half of the canvas then stamp the grasses  from JOFY 11 across the base .

JoFY 11

 I found a picket fence in my pile of bits and pieces ( I think this may be from model railway supplies ! ) and painted it with Snowflake . Photo 3

Using one of the new JOFY stencils 007 I stencilled the background ( with a green mix of DustyTeal and Hey Pesto ) . I then stamped three large spikey flowers from JOFY 23 and some smaller spikey flowers from JOFY 12 .

JoFY 23


The grasses were painted in with the same green mix that was used on the stencils. I then painted the large spikes with a reddish purple mix of Eggplant and Blood Orange and also filled in the spots on the smaller spikes . The dots on the larger spikes were painted with a paler version of the purple mix ( add Snowflake ) .Wash in the stems with the green mix . When the paint was dry I attached the fence . 

Stamp the flowers from JM 34 onto smoothy card (I use Archival Black ink so that I can paint over it ) .

JM 34

 Wash various colours over the flowers . I used transparent Fresco colours so that the design shows through . I used the following colours -- Pumpkin Soup ;  a mix of Pumpkin Soup and Blood Orange ; Blood orange ; Eggplant ; Eggplant and Blood Orange ; Eggplant and Inky Pool and finally Orchid and Blood Orange ( mixed with a little matte glaze as Orchid is not transparent ) to give a pink .

I then washed some more colour over to deepen the colours in some areas – so that I finally ended up with a range of pinks and purples .

I then stamped and coloured the Birds ( JM 20 ) , Leaves ( JOFY 12 ) and medium flowers from JOFY 24 and the Birdhouse (JM 36 ) onto smoothy cardbefore colouring them with the colours on my palette. All the flowers, leaves etc then had to be cut out ready to be stuck onto the canvas .

JM 20

JM 36

JoFY 24

I also stamped the Birdhouse (JM 36 ) onto acetate.                        

I found a small wooden cut out doll in my stash and painted her with Nougat. I then traced around her to make a dress and an apron . I painted the dress with a pink colour made of a mix of Orchid and Blood Orange and then stamped the flowers from JM 34 onto it . The centers of the flowers needed darkening and the outer edges of the petals were glazed with snowflake

The apron was stamped with the dot and cross stamp from JOFY 24 . I washed a little Beach Hut over the crosses and used a black pen to mark in the ‘stitches’ around the edges . I stuck a little lace to the bottom of the apron and then the dress and apron were ready to stick  to the doll.

The Bird house was made of a sandwich of a birdhouse stamped on card then a Bird and then the acetate Birdhouse on top . I made the bar that the birdhouse is hanging from , from a wooden coffee stirrer painted with snowflake  and stuck onto the project . 

The Doll was then stuck to the project ( I used a combination of foam pads and pinflair glue to get the right height and good adhesion ) .

Finally I stuck the leaves on using pinflair glue to give some dimension and then the flowers and birds - all over the place ! I added a few pearls in the centers of some of the flowers . 

Well that’s all for tonight but I expect that I will pop up again soon . 
Bye for now. Elizabeth. 

A huge thank you to Elizabeth from all at PaperArtsy HQ. Ohh my word, this is jaw-droppingly awesome. I desperately want to make one of these. I was lucky enough to see the original dollie piece that was sent for the art boards, that one was gorgeous too. You have a wonderful and natural talent for choosing colour, and colour mixing , and creating the clothing fabric is just genius. 

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PaperArtsy said...

So bright and cheery Liz. Loved the tag sample u made in this vein, but this is just stunning! :)

Hazel Agnew said...

Totally amazing. Does everyone have model railway stash??? Love everything and can't wait to play!! X

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely project. Gorgeous colours & I love the little doll.

Helen said...

What a different way to use Jo's lovely stamps - love it!

Unknown said...

I love this. Nice and cheery on a spring day

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is adorable, Liz, I love it,

Lucy x

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Liz!!

Kathi said...

Beyond fabulous! I love everything about it!

Thanks for the clear instructions and the photos!

Julie Lee said...

Liz, you create the loveliest, sweetest, most adorable art! This makes me feel so happy and ready to leap up and play along! Every little detail is wonderful! Julie Ann xxx

rachel said...

this is amazing - love these stamps xx

Dawn Louise said...

Wow amazing work of art love everything about it so much fun and interest to look at. Very inspiring

Linda M. Cain said...

Absolutely adorable!


Sid said...

How gorgeous !!

sally said...

What a totally fun creation :-)


misteejay said...

Beautiful canvas - lovely and colourful, bright & cheery.

Toni xx

Unknown said...

c'est magnifique

JoFY said...

This canvas is soooo gorgeous Liz! I love what you've been creating with the JOFY stamps! :o)

Carol Q said...

so cheerful and such a great colour palette.

Words and Pictures said...

What a joy of a canvas!
Alison x

Cocofolies said...

Such a delight, WOW, really love this canvas, fabulous!!! Hugs, Coco x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous fabulous canvas. The colours are so vivid in colour, and all those details are amazing :-) Kezzy xxx