I started by using acrylic paints on the canvas, I streaked it rather than painting it wholesale, I like the effect much better. As the canvas is on a wooden frame it was difficult to stamp on to. I rather liked the smudged effect I got when I stamped the Crafty Individuals swirl with Olive Archival ink. I used a stencil for the flower and used acrylic paints to stencil it.
The words are all done using a Ten Seconds studio mould. I picked up one or two when LB Crafts was closing down and I just love the way they've turned out. I used acrylic paint to distress them, a sea green colour and then black. The egg timer, which is from a Rubbadubbado set, is stamped onto metal and I've then used a paper stump to make the timer part a little rounded. I've used watercolour paper for the rest of my stamping. I've stamped different DI's onto my craft sheet and then spritzed them with water and 'swooshed' the watercolour paper through it. The watercolour paper sucks up the colour beautifully, and then I've stamped onto it once it was dry. The face is another Rubbadubbado stamp from a set I bought when I first started stamping. It's layered onto a piece of mountboard that I've painted with acrylic paint and also used PaperArtsy Acrylic Crackle Glaze ( I love this stuff!). The 'Time is a Dressmaker' stamp is also from a PaperArtsy set and is mounted onto a piece of a page from an old book which has been covered with Old Paper Distress Stains and then I've used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI around the edge. The flowers and leaves are Wendy Vecchie Art Parts and I've covered the large flower with paper that's been stamped with a Wendy Vecchi stamp and the smaller flower has been treated to some more Crackle Glaze. They're mounted onto a small canvas that is covered with Tissue Tape. The leaves and the other flower are painted with acrylic paint and then stamped over with Wendy Vecchie stamps. The small flower has a bottle cap in the centre. The little bird is from a PaperArtsy stamp set and I've stamped onto Shrink Plastic, cut it out and then shrunk it !
The coupled cycling is another Crafty Individuals stamp and is stamped onto watercolour paper that's had the same treatment as the other pieces. It's mounted onto a piece of a page from a book, which again has had the same treatment as the other pieces. The gorgeous filligree corner pieces are from the lovely Linda's Etsy shop and I've used Lettuce and Pesto Alcohol Inks to colour them. The butterfly is cut from Grunge Paper which is covered with Crushed Olive DI and then stamped over using a Wendy Vecchi text stamp and I've added a spinner to the centre.
That turned out to be a bit of a mammoth post ! I hope you didn't get too bored !
I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
- Crafty Individuals - Spring
- DYSU - Anything goes
- Divas by Design - Anything goes
- Die Cuttin Divas - Anything goes
- Allsorts - Free and Easy
- Happy Daze - A technique you love to use ( I love using acrylic paint on metal)