Thursday, 29 September 2016

I sold a Canvas!

Hello there

I am super excited to say that I sold my first canvas at Truth Coffee shop!  I have a permanent exhibition space for my work as part of my art installation there.

Yesterday a gentleman from Florida purchased my canvas titled "Vintage World"  which is all about travel and time...

this is how I made it.

 Start with a blank 12"x12" canvas
 I took out the lasered chipboard
 die cut and embossed some leather
 I drew on the canvas where the laser cut were going to be. Spread texture paste on the canvas and imprinted a stamp into it, then pushed the laser cut into it to and removed it.
 turned the blue laser cut black with my jet black archival ink pad
here is a close up so you can see that the case has been done, but not the globe yet.
 Here you can see the dry texture paste.
 I rubbed the canvas with distress ink and archival inks in oranges, and yellows and gave it a generous coat of Distress crackle paint.
 This is a close up of the cracks

 I then rubbed the Coffee archival ink pad directly onto the canvas just on the world area.
 two close ups for you above and below
 I then started colouring the globe
 I used Ground espresso distress ink, above is before and below is after
 I then dragged it through some tarnished brass distress stain, for good measure.
 Here I am working out what to do with the fob chain.
 I then rusted the canvas using Finn's rust paste

 What follows is lots of close ups...

 I also die cut the hinge and cogs from leather as seen below.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday No382? Giant clock

Hello there

I have been AWOL again... Oh the good intentions of mice and men... but I am joining in for today over at Stamping Ground.

Here is my current desk... The carport floor and garden.  I am building a giant clock.  2.27m big to be exact.  It is for a boardroom, there are a few other things going in there too, but they are still to be started...still in my head...

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Tim Holtz September tag

I had the pleasure of going shopping on Friday and got myself some new stamps and a packet of yupo.  I am in love with this stuff!  It is so forgiving.  If you don't like what you did, just alcohol ink over it again and re-stamp! It is kind of like a delete button....

Here is my version of the tag made by Tim.  You can find the instructions of how to do the various techniques here.