Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Joie de Vivre

How is everyone doing so far this year?  Can't believe we are midway through the month of January!  I started this canvas yesterday and had a couple of ideas, not sure what I think about it.  One part of my brain is telling me to add more stamping and I just may do that, so what do you think and be honest with me.  The mixed media art is somewhat new to me, so I am truly open to suggestions!
Revised with a Little Help From my Friends!

 First I painted up my canvas using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, which my dear friend Brenda "Bumblebees and Butterflies" gifted me!  Thank you, Brenda!  I blended these, spayed some water and wiped off some color.  Added crackle and then a coat of a little more green and did some dry brushing with DecoArts Emperor Gold.  Did some stenciling with modeling paste using an older square template from the days of painting and Crafters Work Shop.  I did heat seat the paste, as I do love that raised effect!  These areas were highlighted in gold.  The canvas edges were highlighted with gold and the corner's embossed with Stampendous Aged Gold.  The sentiment was computer generated.  The Eiffel Tower is from Invoke and the background stamps from Tim Holtz.  I cut a piece of lace from a flea market find and embossed that in gold and then added touches of Fresco Paint to give a patina look.  
This canvas will be linked to Unruly PaperArts RAQ2, "Joie de Vivre," Eclectic Paperie's "Get Altered - Using Canvas," and Simon Says Stamp and Show "Lace Love."

Really appreciate your stopping by for a visit and have a great day!

Fresco Finish, Inky Pool, Hey Pesto, Chocolate Pudding, Haystack
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Archival:  Sepia
Stampendous:  Aged Gold EP
Crackle
Gold Paint


42 comments:

Mihaela said...

Awesome work!!!

Netty said...

Its looking good Terry, lots of lovely texture. Not sure if it needs something between the tower and the Vivre, maybe one of your beautiful roses. Hugs Annette x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so fab, Terry! Great green and gold together, love the textures and the Eiffel tower. Maybe a bit of text but really it is perfect. Have your ears been burning today? I may have been with the lady in question today, no less!

Lucy x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Incredible textures and colors - love the greens and golds. I think it is just a gorgeous base, but I probably would add another element or a small stamped panel to give it just a bit more finished look. I really want to get more into mixed media too, just not too sure how to make the leap. Thanks for the inspiration, Terry!

Hugs,
Linda

trisha too said...

Such wonderful colors and textures, Terry!

It does feel like it needs a something else, but I dunno know what--maybe what a rose like Netty suggested?

Whatever, it's gorgeous already!

:)

lilscrappers said...

It's a beautiful piece of art, perhaps the focal point needed to be larger, or more of it.I want to dabble more in the mixed media, too. Thanks for sharing!

Samantha Elliott said...

Oooo! Gorgeous Terry. Love the greens you have used. It looks very "touchable". Gotta love PA fresco paints.
Hugs
xx

Redanne said...

A really beautiful mixed media piece, great use of texture paste and like your idea of heating it to raise it, will try that one. If I was to suggest any change it would be to make the eiffel tower a bit larger but otherwise it is beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

Charlene said...

LOVE this awesome canvas!Cool texture!

Beth said...

GF I think it awesome as is needs nothing else. The texture is so yummy well done.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, I think the background looks fabulous, gorgeous colour and texture, love the gold highlighting. The updated version looks better - this is something I really want to try as I have seen some fab pieces in blogland - think I just need a 'push'
Keep on creating, love to see what you do.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

I love the textures you've created, Terry, and the colours are just gorgeous... As a stamp freak, I'd probably add some more stamping, but it's all individual taste after all! And it's so great to have you play along with us at eclectic Paperie; thank you for sharing it with us!!
Alison x

Terry said...

Hey there Terry, this is me lol....thank you for sharing your fabulous piece of art with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love your fabulous colors and the background is just great, the texture that you have created wowwzerss love it, the green and golds really look amazing. Another fabulous piece of art Hugs Terry xxxx

Amy said...

I wouldn't change a thing.
It's wonderful just the way it is!
Hugs

Micki said...

You may be new to Mixed Media but your piece is wonderful. Absolutely love the color and that scrumptious texture!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at eP's Get Altered Challenge!

CuddlyBunny said...

I'm personally thinking it's gorgeous! The color and texture is reminiscent of a prize pulled from the ocean floor.

Maybe however you would feel better if you added one sort of largish element?

Debi said...

Great job terry, love the colours, the texture and that lace :) debi x

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Terry! Such a beautiful shade of gree and the gold highlights really pop. Love all the texture too.
Hugs Lynn

Jane Wetzel said...

hey this is awesome :) tfs

Pam said...

The texture is really cool, and I like the revised version. I am not into mixed media at all. I did try though, and it's just not my thing! But your piece is great!

2amscrapper said...

I tend to do less rather than more so I think this is one fantastic piece--I love the raised textures from the paste and the gold. A great project for the UPA RAQ!!!!!

Shar said...

Your use of texture is once again quite striking. Awesome as always!

Michele said...

all this incredible texture and color, wow! Terry it is awesome! xo

Brenda Brown said...

I had to go in and take a real close look at this Terry and I think you have done a magnificent job with it. Lovely layers, great texture and colours, a brilliant start. I agree maybe some stamped text would add a little something, but way to go girl, you did a fab job with it.
Enjoy your week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sophie said...

Eine unglaubliche Arbeit.
Sehr beeindruckend.
Chapeau!

xx

Tracy said...

Loving all the textures along with the green and the gold Terry!!
Perfect just the way it is.
Thanks for joining in the fun over on the ep Get Altered Challenge. Hugs xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A breathtaking canvas, looks really wonderful.

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry, I love it! The texture and colors are amazing. Love how you have hung it, too, using the muse charms. Fabaroonie!

Marjie Kemper said...

Back with my EP hat on.... forgot to say thanks so much for joining in our first Get Altered challenge!

Buttons said...

Oh I adore this Terry, the colours, the texture, everything about it is wonderful. Hugs, Jenny x

Ira Huberts said...

Oh cool tag Terry with those fine textures! Love the green/gold combo colour, well done again!
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1CardCreator said...

I love it like it is Terry. I think you added the perfect amount! ~Diane

lynne said...

Beautiful colour combination and lovely texture.
I am undecided if it requires anything. If at all it should be quite subtle as you do not want the new element to overpower the beauty you have created here.
Wishes
Lynne

Ellie Knol said...

Looks gorgeous! I Love all the texture!

Kim said...

Oh my...this is just wonderful! I love the textures and colors...A beautiful piece! Thank you so much for playing along with the eclectic Paperie Get Altered Challenged!

Sharon said...

Love the texture and colours of this!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very beautiful Terry.
I love the colors and the texture.
Greetings Janny

Krisha said...

Well, welcome to the mix media, sometimes very addicting!! Your canvas looks great, love all the texture. I'm glad you added the rose....just enough to finish it off. JOB WELL DONE!!

Electra said...

Love the colours and the texture. Maybe a little bit of script? I love it, tho!

Alexa said...

I love the colours and the textures - think you are definitely on the right track. I think some text script or flourishes would help link the elements together but when you've made such a lovely thing you don't want to go OTT and ruin it! I should know ... my bin is chock full right now! x

Nicie Ibarra said...

I just love the colors and texture - beautiful!!! :)

wwilloww said...

How did I miss this gorgeous piece of art you created? It is simply beautiful!!! I love all the texture especially that piece of lace and the colors are just right!!!

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