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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

And helloooooo again!

Back for my second altered art post this morning, this time for Rhedd's Creative Spirit, where we have another Anything altered art goes challenge starting today.

I was looking through my box of wooden shapes, and was inspired to have a play with a canvas


I started by choosing all my pieces and embellishments, and giving them all a couple of coats of Gesso. I added some brick wall stencilling around the trellis, and gave it some depth with a Ground Espresso distress marker.
I coloured the canvas with Lindy's stamp gang sprays and a little glimmer mist, and the flowers and other embellishments with alcohol ink. I just dripped it straight from the bottle onto the flowers. It uses up a lot of ink that way, but it gives a lovely deep shade that way.


Coating everything in gesso first  is a great technique, as it means you can use up all those odds and sods in colours you never liked much! It also means you have less of a hard time trying to find enough embellishments in the right colours for your project!

And there it is. I'm rather pleased with how it turned out actually!

I hope you'll come and play along with us this month.

Have an awesomesauce day!

Sammy-x

9 comments:

brenda said...

A super creation Sammy, great textures ad colour.

B x

Chris said...

Gorgeous canvas Sammy, wonderful texture and colours...I love how you've coloured those flowers with the inks...stunning!
Chris
x

Christine L said...

A fabulous canvas Sammy..... love all that texture in the bricks - and your flowers are perfect!

Hugs
Christine x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sammy, great texture and lots of fabulous details.
Pauline
x

sweetpea said...

Beautiful work love all the details and colours. Janet x

Sandra Wright said...

This is so lovely Sammy,I love the textured brick work it really give the canvas "feel"..gorgeous flowers too...xx

Julie Short said...

I like how controlled you have been with your colour and placement of this pretty canvas Sammy! Yummoh!

Rupa S said...

Such a lovely scene on your canvas. I could just sit there Sammmy!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

and it definitely pleases me to look at your beautiful canvas. The colours are gorgeous and compilation well balanced hun xx