Thursday, 3 July 2014

Altered Canvas inspired by Liesbeth Fidder


I was inspired to have a go at a canvas this week after seeing the one Liesbeth made for PaerArtsy, have a look here.

I don't have any Lynne Perrella stamps in my stash and wanted to have a change from my usual florals - not sure if that was a good idea.

I chose the car and houses from Hotpicks 1207 and a large flower from 1109 - mainly as I really love these image but never use them !

I stamped onto tissue and applied to the canvas with matt medium, a few stamped cogs and stencilled in a few leaves (had to use either JOFY or Lin Brown stencils or stamps somewhere !) -  all good so far.

I had it in my head I wanted a red car so on went watered down Blood Orange fresco paint - this is when I nearly gave up.


Anyway I persevered with some Hey Pesto, a touch of blue (can't remember which) and a smidge of Butternut - not loving it but loads better than where I thought it would end up.


At this point it was all looking a little flat so I've added some GP stencilling to the top. Not my favourite project but was fun to do (anything messy is always good in my book lol)

I need to lift the car image is anyone has some ideas ?






10 comments:

  1. I would stamp the car again onto tissue paper and add over the top, this will still give you the colour but a more defined car. Other thing to do is to stamp the car onto card stock, colour it in and edge it with red so it blends into your stunning background.

    Love what you have created here, i like it before you added the GP too, fantastic colours and blends :-) xxx

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    1. thank you - partly wished 'd stop before the GP now. I might try stamping onto card and adding - thanks for the ideas x

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  2. Beautiful vibrant colours, great take.

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  3. Stunning colours, I really like the whole piece.

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  4. Really nice, you could create a smaller canvas dedicated to just the car and attach it to the bigger canvas. That would create a cool and very 3d effect.

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    1. great idea Darcy - thank you ! xx

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  5. Wow! Stunning canvas Sarah. Beautiful images and colours, it's a fantastic xx

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  6. Such a learning curve. The selected pieces look like mini works of art in their own right Sarah. Xx

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  7. Looks fab Sarah! I love Darcy's idea! xxx

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  8. Sarah,

    I can't find an email address for you anywhere on your blog. Can you email me please at the email address on the Crafty Cardmakers blog.

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

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