Monday, 14 April 2014

GD: Ellen Vargo project #2 Hanging Canvas Trio

"Hello again, Ellen here, back again today to share another project with Fresco Paints and my new stamps. It's so exciting to get new images to play with and I sure hope you like them. Today's project is a trio of hanging canvases. It's a pretty quick and simple project that would make a lovely wall hanging, or a nice gift.  Let's get started".

We'll start with three 4" x 4" canvases.

I had originally thought of using Inky Pool but later decided against it... we'll be using Zesty Zing and Limelight fresco paints today.

And here's a shocker! No brayer today! Yes, it's true... I just applied the paints with a good ole' paint brush - easier to blend the colors with a brush I think.

After I got the background painted, I added some collage using a printed napkin I got from a friend. I used a water brush to place water around the images I wanted to use - this makes it super easy to tear out only the section you use for collage. I used Glue 'N' seal to adhere the images to the canvas.  Sorry I missed taking the pix for this step (I just got so excited I forgot!).  

Then I used the Words 3 plate to stamp the outlined alphabet stamp with Venetian Orange Archival Ink in random areas around the collage images.

Next I added some more stamping with the striped blocks border from EEV05. The striped part of the stamp will let the yellow/green show through. If you want to make those stripes white, just use a white paint pen with a fine tip, or a white gel pen to go over the stripes.

And my final bit of stamping was using my favorite dotty stamp from EEV06. I'm so in love with dotty texture these days - seriously can't get enough! As with yesterday's folder project, I stamped the dotty stamp with white paint, and then went over the centers with a fine tip black pen because I love the black and white texture.  You could leave the centers clear as well - your choice.

I stamped out a quote, glued it down the length of all three canvases, and then hooked the canvases together using Tim Holtz screw eyes and jump rings. (This part is a little time consuming, but so worth it!)  I used a centering ruler to mark the places for the screw eyes. Find the center of the canvas and place the "0" there.  Then mark at the 1" mark on either side of the center "0". Sure made it easy to know where all the little screws would go. I pushed into each mark with an awl so the screws would go in easier, screwed them in, and then joined them all together with jump rings.

I put screw eyes in the top of the canvas too, so I added some twine and a twig to use as a hanger. Here's the finished product!  

I'll be back tomorrow with one more project!  Thanks!

~ ellen.

Leandra Says: Oh I love the bold zingy colours, the background looks great with the sentiment as the focal piece.

Gillian Says: Loving this little arty trio along with the bold colours.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Julie Ann's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday April 20th 2014


Deborah Wainwright said...

That's lovely Ellen really vibrant x

Julie Lee said...

Nice trio! I love the rustic look to it too! Julie Ann xx

Unknown said...

Love that colour combo!!

Helen said...

Fantastic Ellen! Great colours

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Ellen; really want to have a go right now! Love the zingy colours and the pop of brave red!

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous! I love the bright colours.

Steven said...

Love those acidulous colours. These stamps are fun, fun, fun

Ruth said...

Wow, really like this trio, yummy!

massofhair said...

Very vibrant colours, love the layering and use of napkin. Three great canvases Ellen :-) xxx

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Lovely idea..beautifully executed. Loved the colors too!

Sid said...

Great project, love the clean lines and colour choice !!

Jackie PN said...

Love this piece- wonderful set with a great quote and fun vibrant colors- great use of the the stamps!

whyducks said...

Oh NO, more lovely stamps! Great project too!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic zingy colours, I love your bright trio Ellen! xxx

Keren Baker said...

Love the colours and the way you added the layers! I'm learning!

Etsuko said...

Stunning canvas and love the colours combo. xx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely awesome trio canvas, im really loving the pop of colours :-) Kezzy xxx

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