Friday 31 July 2015

2015 #14 Canvas {by Anneke De Clerck}

 2015 Topic 14: Flowers

Hi everyone Anneke here, joining you this evening with a post about flowers. There are flowers on almost each project I create: on my cards, my art journal pages, my books.... I love stamping flowers, doodling flowers, making 3D flowers....

This evening I want to walk you through the making of a canvas. There are lots of layers involved. Hope you'll enjoy it.

I started by collaging vintage book text, patterned paper, tissue paper, ledger paper and a playing card to a 8 x 8" (20 x 20 cm) box canvas. I used gel medium to adhere the different papers in place and I adhered the papers down the sides of the canvas to continue the pattern.

Next I dry brushed a coat of gesso on top.

I applied small amounts of lime, turquoise and light blue acrylic paint to the canvas with an old credit card.

I sprayed Distress Spray Stains 'Mermaid Lagoon' and 'Twisted Citron' to the top of the canvas, sprayed water on top and put the canvas upright to let the ink drip.

After drying I stamped arrows, grid and circles from the JOFY 36 set straight to the canvas. To achieve a crisp look I stamped the 'circles with text inside' on tissue paper first and glued that tissue paper to the canvas. 


I created an arrangement of pods with the JOFY 007 stencil and light modeling paste.

After drying I colored the pods with Faber-Castell Gelatos. I rubbed some Gelatos on top and blended the colors with a water brush.

I stamped the beautiful large flower from the JOFY 36 stamp set with Archival Ink 'Jet Black' on a sheet of paper and colored the prints with a combination of pink, fluorescent orange, fluorescent magenta and white paint.

I attached the flowers to the canvas with foam tape. 

I cut stems out of painted paper.

I added shadow to the pods and stems with a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (May Green).

And of course I decorated the sides of the box canvas too.

I love how the blue/green background turned out and the fluorescent flowers create a nice contrast with that background.

PaperArtsy has an extensive collection of flower stamps. So gather a few of them and join in with the challenge. I would love to see what you come up with!
Have fun!

Thanks for watching!

Wow! just look at those blasts of colour! This is a stunning way to showcase Jo's flower, with excellent supporting layers. The canvas sides look great too with the stamping wrapping around. ~ Darcy

We would love you to join in with challenge #14: Flowers.

If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight (July 26 - Aug 9th), or perhaps you want to just do your own thing with flowers...then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Flowers link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Aug 9th winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

gorgeous Anneke - love the colours, and the layers and layers under the paint!

Unknown said...

Fab canvas Anneke! I love the how the bright flowers contrast so beautifully with the equally bright background.

Lesley Xx

rachel said...

beautiful - I adore this xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a fabulous project. Love all the layering, the gorgeous blues and greens and the stamping around the sides. Lx

PaperToots said...

Hi Anneke - lots of processes going on there, but it has definitely been worth it. Jane

SCarol said...

Stunning, Anneke! I love the flowers and the backround is wonderful. Love that you included a playing card.

Kirsten said...

This is sooo gorgeous!! I love the bright colours & all the different textures & stamping look fab.

craftytrog said...

Love, love love!!! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Just love these incredible colours together, anneke!

Lucy x

Sophie said...

Fantastisch, Anneke, das sieht traumhaft schön aus.
Der Empfänger wird sich freuen

Liebe Grüße von Sophie