Sunday 3 December 2017

2017 #18 Torn, Ripped, Burnt: 'Imperfection' canvas with ETS {by Corrie Herriman}

2017 Topic 18: Torn, Ripped, Burnt

This is a gorgeous soft interpretation of this topic, I adore it! I hope you do too!

Hi everyone, it's Corrie from MadeByCHook with you today, and I'd like to share a canvas with you.The inspiration for this canvas came from one of the earlier topics: shades of white, combined with this one. I like bright colours but I also like vintage projects. The torn, ripped and burnt topic goes really well with vintage so for this one I went with light colours. I thought this was also a great idea as stamp designer Tracy always uses very bold colours with her stamps and this way I can show you that they look equally beautiful in light shades. 

To me it is a great joy to find 'things' in my craft room and sometimes around the house to use in my projects and that is just what I did for this one. 

Here you see some of the stuff I collected to use in my project. I enjoyed stamping Tracy's flowers, painting them with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics {Stone}, {Nougat}, {Chalk}, {Snowflake}, {Antarctic} and {Blue Oyster}. Of course all the stamp lines had gone after painting but because I stamped them with a stamping tool and left the stamps in, I could just re-stamp. I then cut them out, ready to use. I used Archival {Jet Black} ink. 

I added a crackle paste on the canvas first; I used one of Tracy's stencils for this {PS052}. I thought the crackles would go nicely with the vintage style ripped and worn theme. After it had dried I painted the whole canvas with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics {Chalk}. (tip: some crackle pastes have to be left to dry. The crackles will not or not as well develop when you use a heat tool)

To make the crackles stand out I used a Distress Oxide Ink {Walnut Stain}, a blending tool and a baby wipe. This was actually not as easy as it looks. It took a few attempts to get it how I liked it. Next time I shall probably use something like a glazing technique because that might just be easier.. also Distress Oxides are not waterproof so I had to fix them. I gave the canvas a quick spray with a fixative. 

On this little pile were some of the bits and pieces I collected. Some cardboard, painted with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics {Snowflake} and {Chalk} and ripped into a rough square, some ripped fabric which I sewed back together with embroidery floss, some burned paper... 

In this detail photo you can see part of the cluster of 'things' I found around the house and my room to use for my project. I had a great time putting it all together to make it look pleasing to the eye. Sometimes this takes longer than preparing the separate elements but I do enjoy it.

Eclectica³ Tracy Scott: Set 09 (ETS09)

PaperArtsy Stencil 052 (PS052)

And here is the whole thing finished. I added some stamping using Distress Oxides {Walnut Stain} and {Broken China} and fixative. I also edged the canvas with the same ink. 

A lot of layers in this project and that is what I like. I also added some gauze and some thread to make it look even more interesting. 

I hope I gave you inspiration to come and join us in this topic. I also hope you really enjoy finding and preparing stuff from around the house and your craft room to use in your project. I love the end result but would try a different technique to add the colour to the crackle background. It might also be nice to do this in bright colours to get a totally different look ! But whatever you decide to make, remember to enjoy the process ! 

Thank you so very much for stopping by today ! I hope you'll visit me over at my blog and my other locations too ! 

I love how this turned out, these colours are exactly what I had in mind for another project, and you have reflected what I had in my mind perfectly here! I love how all the elements look so beautiful together! Great idea using the distress oxide over the crackle too! I wondered if you could have used re-inker mixed with a Fresco clear glaze (satin?) into the cracks, then dab off the excess, in theory that would then get into the cracks, and dry permanent! One to try! Thanks Corrie ~ Leandra 

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Helen said...

oh, Corrie! this is beautiful. the stamps look fabulous in those gorgeous soft shades.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful canvas!

Dortesjs said...

waue this is great ;O))

geezercrafter said...

Lots of fab interest, just love all the texture of those carefully placed layers.

Artmadnana said...

So many great techniques coming together to produce a beautiful, exquisite canvas. The colours are so subtle and subdued. I love how all the images blend so well together.

Words and Pictures said...

I love the gentle colour palette - perfect with the soft torn edges and textures you've used - beautiful interpretation of the topic, Corrie!
Alison x

Lauren Hatwell said...

So beautiful! You've used one of my favourite stencils too. Lx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful Corrie x x x

heARTistry said...

This is simply stunning Corrie
Thank you

craftimamma said...

Absolutely stunning canvas Corrie and a perfect lessential in layering.

Lesley Xx

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful canvas!!!!

Etsuko said...

Clean and beautiful. I love the way you have used the Tracy's stamps and stencil, also great techniques. xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Tracy's stamps and stencil look great in these colours. Love those laced strips! Chris x

SewPaperPaint said...

What an amazing composition and the pop of blue in the flowers just sets if off! I love the very serene feel, but with the playful touch of these whimsical flowers. An incredible inspiration, thank you! Hugs, Autumn

Miriam said...

So amazing to see these stamps used differently. Great project Corrie.

Chris said...

Beautiful project and colour palette Corrie, the stamps really do look amazing with a paler palette, love all the texture too! x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love your textures and colours Corrie. Just perfect! Xx