Monday 27 July 2015

2015 #14 Vintage Floral {by Deb Wainwright}

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. 

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Bye for now Debs xx

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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Julie Lee said...

Great texture, Debs, this canvas reminds me that flowers still look amazing in the rain and that silvery grey ethereal days can be as beautiful as bright blue skies. Love it!

Helen said...

Fantastic texture and love the colours Debs!!

Gabrielle said...

Just lovely Debs! Want to touch the background to feel just how textural it is!

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulously texturetastic Deborah! Love it and need to order some bandage thingummyjig! Xx

Kirsten said...

That looks great!

Words and Pictures said...

Ah, well this definitely suits my grey-ish mood at the moment - beautiful ethereal shimmering textures - a really lovely make, Debs.
Alison xx

Fliss said...

Absolutely fabulous Debs! Such amazing texture and love the soft colours.
Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

That texture you achieved is positively sublime and I love the colour palette. A wonderful tutorial.

rachel said...

awesome make - love it xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Great to see a different take on the floral theme. Love the shabby colour scheme and gorgeous crackle.


Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous textures and colour palette. A stunning project.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Such a beautiful texture and colour debs, really striking, would love to go on a workshop with you so I can see how you made it,

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

What a enchanting art Deborah!! Keep the grayish color and silver flowers are silently bright...It's a poem.
Of course splendor of technique. xx

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! Really wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!