Friday, March 29, 2013

Canvas Trio!

The other day while blog visiting, my bloggy friend Sandra "Made By Sannie," had a real eye catcher on her blog!  I just loved the effect.  She was so sweet to send me an e-mail with a video link to watch the altered journal by Drew!  Thank you, Sandra and so here is my take on this fabulous technique!  This were be a little heavy with photos!

I will be linking this up to Simon Says Stamp and Show "Quotable."  Once again I am using those fabulous "Paperboy" stamps from Artistic Outpost, where there is still time to join in the March Referral Program.  ENABLER ALERT - The Funkie Junkie Boutique, has Artistic Outposts stamps at 15% off for their Friday Focus!  This is my first time doing this technique and I can tell you that it won't be the last.  Watch the video and it is long!  I started by adding items for texture using Multi Medium Matt, letting it dry and then covering my items with another coat.  I used paper and metal gears, chain, lace,  paper flower and flower bling, rice seed beads, other findings and a grocery produce bag.  Pretty much whatever you desire!  For my piece as I knew I would be adding some stamped imaged, I stamped the images on my 3" canvases, so I would not have them on an uneven surface!  The "Quote" which I love was stamped on a separate piece of paper and cut to size.  

After all your little texture pieces have dried, then you cover them up with White Gesso, let that dry and then you spray with inks.  At this point I wondered how can this be so ugly, so let ugly dry a little and then blot off some excess!  I had to play with this a few times to achieve what I thought was pretty ugly!  Really at this point, I was scratching my head!  Then I went to have lunch with my Molly, who was letting me know that she did not care about my canvas trio!  She is very vocal!!!  Next step is highlighting with again White Gesso in the raised areas and Holy Cow, it starts to look quite amazing and if you don't think so, please lie to me big time!  After I was pleased with my canvases, I did give a spray of matt sealer.  Sadly, I never got to finish the video, so I can't tell you how it ends!!!  

My images were stamped using Archival Sepia and shaded with Distress Inks.  A little Tattered Rose was applied to the faces.  
The pen nib was giving my rusty effect, which is to apply both Archival Ink and Acrylic paint.  When you heat emboss the paint blisters.  Tim's tissue tape was applied for the "Quote" frame and yes, I did miter the corners!  This was a really fun and cool technique!  I see myself using it often!  

Wishing all of you who celebrate a Happy Easter!  Thank you for taking the time to visit and I will be back on April 1st to announce the winner of my 3rd Year Blogaversary!  Thank you so much for sharing this journey with me!  

Sprays:  Color Wash, Stream, Butterscotch, Espresso, Dylusions Pure Sunshine
Ink:  Sepia, Distress Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose, Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy
Fresco Finish, Chocolate Pudding

49 comments:

Buttons said...

Love these Terry. I can see how the white highlighting really has made all the difference here. Superb ideas. Hope you get to the end of the video sometime (will they all live happily ever after?) Hugs, Jenny x

PetraB said...

These are adorable, the backgrounds are fabulous! Love the stamp set ... and I have heard that somebody else would LOVE to have the set as well (LOL) .... happy Easter! Petra.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Terry, I love the technique for creating the texture and the colours are just gorgeous too ! Sue C x

Gez Butterworth said...

Wow! Your canvasses are SO eye catching. Thank you for sharing the link. Have a great weekend Terry xx

Debi said...

Great canvases Terry! love the texture, with my texture pieces I've been amazed how it goes form ugly to gorgeous in one step! so I can relate to that- I use my heat tool to speed up the drying process- impatient I can be ;) Have a great Easter, Debi x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Terry! You are such a tease with those stamps!

Lucy x

Dan said...

Absolutely lovely! I watched the video you linked to, I can see how it all comes together at the end when you started to add the highlighting. Great job! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Brenda Brown said...

A fantastic work of art Terry, amazing textures and design and the stamps work perfectly on the canvases. You certainly rocked this one.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Ephemera said...

Fabulous Terry, the textured background is 'Awesome' my friend. xx

Paper Profusion said...

I agree with you Terry that it does indeed look amazing! Never mind Molly! Thanks for a lovely synopsis of the video too. Stunning texture. Happy Easter, Nicola x

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, really stunning. Looks like lots of fun! Hugs, Valerie

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, was für eine großartige und geniale Arbeit

Sophie xx

Kate said...

Oh wow, Terry! I really love this technique! You have done it very well indeed. And i love how you added the paperboy stamps to the little canvases. Stunning, girl!

Anita Houston said...

What a trio of fabulousness! I love every textural bit! The quote is wonderful as well, and those feet are COOL!!! Awesome work Terry! Thank you for using your words with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun how I have missed,your art work these are just amazing the detail is just stunning hun,and as for the texture and elements just amazing hugs Cherylxx

Pam said...

You did a fantastic job with all the texture on these! They look really, really cool!!! A Happy Easter to you as well!!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous canvas trio, love the textures and details.
Yvonne x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry...I'm with Brenda, you rocked this one!!!! Thanks for the link to the video, some great ideas and inspiration. Love the colours and how everything pops with colour and texture, a feast for the eyes Terry...and so much fun I bet!
Dot x

butterfly said...

Wow, I can see why you were excited about this one, Terry - phenomenal work with the textured canvases and glorious sprayed colour, and the images work brilliantly in amongst it all - fabulous!!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

Wow Terry, these are really amazing! Beautiful sentiment too! Lots of texture on such a small surface, briljant! Thank you so much for the shout out! And I'm so happy that you gave this technique a try! It's a lot of fun isn't it? Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness...I need to retire so I can play all day every day! I LOVE your canvas fun- love the textured backgrounds, love the choices of stuff you added to the backgrounds and love the images! I have to watch the video- thanks for the enabling!!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Rock on Terry! You nailed it. Thanks for all your visits. Happy Easter!

Sharon said...

Just stunning!!!

Karin said...

Love the canvasses, They are gorgeous! Happy easter!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful canvases! Fabulous textured effect and I love the colours. Great qoute and stamping too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Mrs.B said...

Terry I don't need to lie. These are fabulous . Just love all the texture you've created and the white highlights give such depth . The images are just perfect. Must check out this video. Thanks for the link..
Have a Happy Easter
Hugs
, Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Terry I don't need to lie. These are fabulous . Just love all the texture you've created and the white highlights give such depth . The images are just perfect. Must check out this video. Thanks for the link..
Have a Happy Easter
Hugs
, Avril xx

Ira Huberts said...

Amazing series Terry, with fab stamping combinations and textures, truly fabulous!! Happy Easter!! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Beverly Sager said...

Simply gorgeous, Terry! Thanks so much for great close-up photos - love all the texture and dimension. Great palette, too :D

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Terry, fantastic texture and wonderful use of colour. Very eye catching. Happy Easter. Tracy x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Terry, your canvas trio is absolutely spectacular!!! The textures, oh my, I'm virtually drooling over... pure yummines... wOOw!!! Have a lovely Easter my friend! xx

Michele said...

Terry, this is beyond stunning! well done. xo

Linda R said...

These look amazing. I just love them all..

Happy Easter my friend.

Hugs~

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW WOW WOW GF. This is truly amazing and I wouldn't lie!! What awesome texture and the white just makes everything pop.
I've been working on a textural canvas think i may just have to try adding the white afterwards.
AWESOME Terry.
Have A wonderful Easter.
hugs Lynn

Chris Warner said...

How creative! These are beautiful Terry, they've lent me some inspiration! Fab!! Chris xxx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Really gorgeous Terry
Love every detail.
Greetings Janny

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Sensational!
I love the fact that you had so much fun with all the additions and how our wonderful friend, Gesso, created those beautiful highlights.
Wishes
Lynne

Alexa said...

No lying needed Terry .... You kept the faith and continued along your artistic path and the end results are fabulous!! Well done - they are all lovely! Happy Easter from a bold and blustery Cornwall. x

Alexa said...

No lying needed Terry .... You kept the faith and continued along your artistic path and the end results are fabulous!! Well done - they are all lovely! Happy Easter from a bold and blustery Cornwall. x

Vada said...

Wow Oh Wow!!! Great Canvasses. Outstanding Work Miss Terry!!
Now Freezing In Wis. Not Good, as we enjoyed 90's and 80's while on vacation. But 3 weeks is far to long for us. Lots of Hugs Vada

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, these are fabulous pieces.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

such a fabulous piece! I love the colors, vintage feel and images. The little old spools are such a fabulous touch too!

Shar said...

Wowzers! Your textual elements just blew me away! Completely stunning!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Terry - just love all the texture of the techniqe!

Ellie Knol said...

what beautiful texture you've created
!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, Terry.... GORGEOUS!!!!! I can't wait to do one of these... it's so on my list!

Candy C said...

Terry...your canvas trio was so inspiring and awesome! I am so happy that you are one of the TOP 3 chosen pieces of art at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Congrats! <3 Candy

Maura said...

Very cool effect with the canvas. Congrats at SSS!

Missusg said...

these three pieces are amazing!! thanks for sharing it with me!

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