2015 Topic 14: Flowers
Hello everyone, Debs here this evening with a floral canvas, well sort of! Many of you may know I love flowers, painting them, stamping them and even creating them from dies, as well as growing them in my garden, which is another passion. But! Did I come up with something pretty or flowery, girly or feminine no! I came up with this.
My plan was a vintage canvas, subtle colours, romantic feature. However I was drawn to Slate, Concrete and Chalk Fresco Acrylics which using a roller gave a nice aged look on the frame. I extended the look into the middle. I wanted lots of big cracks in the centre, which I created with CrackleGlaze applied in a thick coat. Once the canvas was dry I sprayed it with Colorado Bloom in Deep Teal I let it drip into the cracks and as it was drying I splattered a drips here and there.
My next layer was Mod Roc bandage which was dipped into a bowl of water and then laid in place and moulded on the canvas. This was then sprayed in the same Teal colour. On top of this was some white linen which I stuck to the clay bandage. I next added my flowers. Using Versamark glue pad through the stencil and silver embossing powder. I had a lot of loose fibres from where I frayed the bandage which I stuck onto the canvas for more added interest.
To finish I added Silver Treasure Gold around the edge of the canvas and around the clay bandage in areas. I then added some more drips and splashes. I looked at it for a while and played with a few more elements but nothing looked better so I left it as it was.
The textures you have achieved look wonderful Debs. The colours lend themselves nicely to accent/highlight all the different layers. Great colour choice, thanks for sharing your creativity. ~ Gillian
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