I have had an idea wandering through my head for a while and thought I had to put it on canvas before life happened and it got away from me!
This is a photo heavy post so get yourself a cup of your favourite something to sip on. No prize for guessing what mine usually is! (I have been known to drive round the mountain to get my fix from Truth - 15 min there and 15 back!)
I am mad about Truth's Coffee. I told Tim about the place and kept on at him till he went while here in Cape Town teaching at a Convention...He wrote a whole blog post about the place!
So now you see I had to find a way to combine my two favourite things...Tim and Truth!
First I die cut some cogs from various thickness pieces of chipboard and glued them to the canvas. Then I added some texture paste through a stencil and gessoed the die cuts and left it to dry overnight while I finalised the concept in my head.
I added Distress paint to the canvas, sprayed it with water and let it dry.
I cut the logo from black card stock using my eCraft cutter.
Pity the cup is empty...I keep the take away cups and re-use them for water on my desk or to store stuff in. I like to recycle!
Below is a better view of the paint once it had dried.
I stamped some cogs by Deep Red randomly round the canvas and added this well known lady with her binos. I also used Tim's Steampunk set by Stampers Anonymous for the men, the hand and the diagram which I randomly used on the cogs and between the U and the T of TRUTH.
Having worked out where the wings of the logo were going, I set about lightening the paint behind them so the word COFFEE would show.
I did Tim's "industrial" technique on the foil so that the shapes have more depth.
Below you can see the effect created by the texture paste.
This was before I added a shadow to the wings with a Distress marker as Tim taught us at the convention.
Below you can see that I have added more colour round the wings with distress ink and the drop shadow with the distress marker.
Here is the finished canvas showing off its industrial edge.
I used crackle accents on the clock inside the 7 Gypsies metal piece and glossy accents on the binos to make them shine.
I know I have already entered a project into the CC3 Challenge No4 over at Linda's place, but I thought I would add this one too as I used texture paste through a stencil...go to page 49 in Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities 3 for the instructions!
The www.thefunkiejunkie.com are the prize sponsors again this month...
EDIT: I am excited to say that Marjie Kemper has featured this project on her Texture on Tuesdays schedule here and want to thank her for this honour.
Thanks also to you if you came from there and took the time to wade through all these photos and got to the end of this post!