Sunday, 29 December 2013

Leandra's Christmas cracker Abstract canvas.

As soon as I watched Leandra's video I was fired up to have a go.
I selected all my materials, bottled it and went and ate a bowl of trifle.
Urged on by the wonderful Patwits I decided to go for it.(Seem to have this fail before you start mentality.)
I selected my colours. Safe ones but chosen as my theme was based upon fish skeleton stamps.

I found a canvas that I bought from Leandra and divided it into squares which matched up with my Paperartsy mini stamps. I then began to mix grunge paste with frescos and the alchemy began.

What I found was useful was that if I stamped into the paste and it wasn't right, I could smooth it over and start again. I continued building and then gave it a thin wash with Space Cadet.

I got really excited and hopeful when the amazing treasure gold made an appearance. It brought the whole thing to life and made me hopeful that I could do this.
After phoning a friend, or I should say tweeting the Patwits, I used Stazon to print Minis 100 and 101 skeleton fish onto acetate. then redial to find the right glue to attach them. ended up using Liquitex and they adhered well. Finally painted keys from Mystery Paperartsy box with Toad Hall, magic Treasure gold and felt that they completed the balance. Painted the sides of canvas also in squares and printed script and stamps with coffee archival ink. BINGO. Did it. Well pleased. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY PATWIT FRIENDS> XX

18 comments:

  1. Stunning in both look and achievement Hazel! Love the colours, textures & stamps.
    You should be proud of yourself:-) xxx

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    1. Thankyou so much. Big learning curve. X

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  2. This turned out brilliantly Hazel, all that wonderful texture brought out by the treasure gold - gorgeous end product and love how you remembered the edges of the canvas - lol

    Sam xxx

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    1. Thanks Sam. Treasure gold rules ok. X

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  3. So pleased you enjoyed it after all the "encouragement" lol. It looks fabulous hunni

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  4. Hope you don't feel we bullied you too much - the end result is just gorgeous and I love it - hope you'll do more and blog more too!

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  5. It looks absolutely fab, the colours really tone and the embellishments add just enough contrast and texture, have faith keep going. Jo xx

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  6. Wow this gorgeous Hazel :D lovely colours and you've just reminded me that I have those fish stamps and haven't used them yet!! You've done a wonderful job and a little help from the patwits is not a bad thing lol :D The different textures are great as is the treasure gold!!

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  7. Hi Hazel, You canvas looks stunning. You really don't need to worry so much about how things will turn out, your work is beautiful.

    Lin

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  8. Right, lets try again, lol!

    Hazel, your canvas is fabulous! Doesn't look as though you started out of your comfort zone at all. It looks as though you've been doing it for ages.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  9. Wow Hazel - it looks fab! I don't know what you were worrying about! I love all that texture and the fish and keys too. Claire x

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  10. Wow, how did you get your squares so neat? Mine were all over the place!! love it x

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  11. Liking this very much. The keys and the fish are great. Love the idea of acetate, may borrow that, but have no stazon, so maybe not. Wish I had treasure gold cos my attempt is crying out for it and yours looks great.

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  12. Wow! That is BEAUTIFUL. I love the texture & I must get those fish stamps, they're great.

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  13. You bossed that big time ! And you've mastered blog land too!! Woo hoo!!

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  14. Gorgeous canvas, great textures and colours combo, treasure gold is so beautiful.

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  15. Gorgeous canvas, love texture and colours and treasure gold is so beautiful.

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  16. wow, so neat - love these colours together. I've these fish stamps but never known what to do with them, you've inspired me to find them out thanks !

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