Wednesday 5 November 2014

GD: Wanda Hentges Project #3 Peace

Hello everyone,  Wanda back again for my last day this month. Today I'm working with a 4 x 4 box canvas.

along with stamp set ELB12.

and this stencil PS005.

I began by stenciling the large flower with Grunge Paste, letting it dry, sanding it to get any really rough spots of paste off, and painting the whole thing with Chocolate Pudding

Then came Treasure Gold, I used my finger to rub Renaissance over all the top and then used my finger to add Ruby just over the flower.

For the sides I used TCW stencil mini climbing vine and stenciled on Nougat using a piece of Cut N Dry Foam. I did one side at a time, drying it with the heat tool and then moving to the next side. When I'd finished with the Nougat, I started over again this time stenciling with Treasure Gold Renaissance using a stencil brush. I was sure to use a different area of the stencil so that I was filling in some of the open areas and also had some overlap of the first stenciling. To clean the stencil after finishing, I sprayed it with 91% rubbing alcohol and wiped it off.  The sides have much more depth with the 2 layers of stenciling!!

I painted a scrap of HeavyWeight Smoothy Stamping Card with Nougat, dried it, tapped an anti-static bag over the painted area, stamped Peace with Archival Ink Jet Black and embossed it with detail black powder.  

I painted in all the little circles with Old Gold.

To make a flower I took 1 sheet of Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper and crumpled it really well - crumple, open, crumple, open, etc until there are lots of wrinkles.

Using my finger I added both Renaissance and Ruby Treasure Gold to the piece on both sides and then heated both sides to be sure it all stayed.  

I die cut some scalloped circles. The large ones are about 2" across and the small ones are about 1 1/2". You don't have to have small circles, I just couldn't fit 2 more large ones from the sheet and wanted at least 8 circles for a nice full flower (10 circles would work also).

I used a craft pick to make a hole in the center of each circle stacking the small ones first and then the larger ones. I just eyeballed the center, it doesn't have to be perfect.

I took the stack off the pick and put a brad in the center.

Next you start scrunching each circle up and to the center, one circle at a time...

until you have all the circles scrunched.

Then you start pulling them back down, but not down all the way..

until you have a nice flower.  

I used a brush and rubbed more Treasure Gold on the edges of the flower.

I took a large silver flower from a pack of Prima Finnabair Vintage Trinkets and added Ruby Treasure Gold over the flower and then used my finger to add Renaisssance to the edges of the petals.  

When I started laying everything on the canvas to decide just what I wanted to do I decided this flower wasn't quite right and using my finger added just a bit of Nougat to the petals, dried it, and then decided it needed a little Chocolate Pudding also.  

I glued everything to the canvas with Golden Medium Matte Gel. To glue on the lace I laid it on the craft sheet, front down, put some gel medium on a piece of foam and pressed it along the lace, picked it up and laid it on the canvas. It worked really well. I cut out the individual letters of Peace and glued them on. I glued on the flower and also glued a pearl to the center.  After it dried a bit I used the stencil brush and pounced a little bit of Renaissance onto the pearl.  

I quite like this canvas!!!  I might glue a couple of buttons to the bottom so it doesn't sit on the lace, unless I put it on an easel ... decisions, decisions!!!  

I hope you've enjoyed the projects this week and, as I mentioned on the other posts, if you are inspired to make something, I hope you link up to the November challenge. I'd love to come visit and see what you've made!!!!  

Have a wonderful month everyone.


A huge thanks from the PA team this box canvas is simply gorgeous Wanda. The stencilled Grunge Paste centre works amazingly well as a focal piece as does the touches of TG. Love the autumnal effect you have created on the Crunchy Wax Paper flowers ... a fab composition all round. Thank you once again for sharing your creativityb with us all.

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Nov 1st 2014 and Nov 30th 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Nov 30th 2014.


Helen said...

That is so gorgeous!! I love the crinkly flower, it's beautiful.

Julie Lee said...

I love your flower tutorial, Wanda. This is a fabulous canvas. Gorgeous, warm brown and great use of Treasure Gold. xxx

massofhair said...

Very pretty canvas Wanda:-) xxx

Craftyfield said...

Someone likes Treasure Gold... just saying...

Lucy Edmondson said...

Totally love this, Wanda, really want to try one straight away,

Lucy x

PaperArtsy said...

Beautiful canvas Wanda!! Love it so much x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Wanda, love all that metallic shine!

SCarol said...

Truly stunning!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Holly said...

Beautiful Wanda! Love the colours, the textures, the shine. I'm intrigued by the Grunge Paste. Great project!

craftimamma said...

I love this project Wanda. Really gorgeous and the GP flower is stunning with the Treasure Gold on top. Beautiful wax paper flower too!

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

I have no idea how I missed this on Wednesday night. It is stunning. The canvas looks amazing & the flower complements it perfectly. Gorgeous piece.

Cocofolies said...

Wow, love the shine of the TG and the flowers (both the stenciled one and using was papers) are gorgeous!!! Coco x

Alexandra said...

This is a gorgeous canvas Wanda. I love the contrasting colours, so beautiful & vibrant. Alexandra x

Kezzy said...

Wow truly awesome canvas, really stunning, I really need to have a go, I haven't used any of my thick Paperartsy canvases yet. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx