Monday, 1 April 2013

Finished Canvas

Hi  everyone and a special hello to my latest followers, I hope you enjoy my journey.
 For those of you that visited my earlier post WOYWW 199 this last week you will have seen a glimpse of some of the projects that I have on the go at the moment. This is now one of those glimpses that I have finished a 7" x 5" canvas.

This project again continues with me playing with Kroma crackle. I covered the canvas with kroma crackle and left to dry for a couple of days. Once dry I added the word beautiful, ripped from a sheet of 7gypsies Lillie paper, then sealed it all with matt multi medium and let the colouring commence. There is a variety of  products applied but it has been firstly washed over with distress stains then a variety of acrylic paints applied in a random fashion.
I cut, from chipboard, Tim Holtz heart and heart wings, again Kroma crackle used for the heart which was then edged in creative expressions deep red gilding wax. The wings were covered in dictionary paper, gesso and then liquitex glass beads gel which adds great light and texture.
Using black archival ink I stamped the text onto tissue paper several times and sealed to the canvas using matt multi medium.
To add yet further texture I applied modelling paste through a stencil to just one side. Once dry this was then coloured with acrylic paints and a little Kroma crackle with red acrylic paint added splashed randomly. The sentiment "Embrace love and cherish the memories" I have created using Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp and Show - This week is an Anything Goes week
The Artistic Stamper - Where the April Challenge is Texture

Thanks for visiting, I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break.
See you soon
Amanda X


  1. Hi Amanda, gorgeous canvas, love your inky, painty backdrop and the crackle is fantastic. The added paste gives so much texture and dimension to your canvas. Fantastic use of colour and Imlove the crackled dimensional heart. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Lovely art on your canvas Amanda! And that heart is WOW!!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  3. Such a fabulous canvas, Amanda - the crackle looks so cool, and that heart is a glorious creation - wow!
    Alison x

  4. Mmmm love the texture on the heart ;) thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

  5. Hi Amanda
    what a great canvas the crackle has worked a treat and looks really good on both the canvas and the hearts. Lots of lovely layers and textures

  6. What a stunning make! Love the colouring and the textures on the heart look amazing! Fabulous canvas! Thank you for entering it to the Artistic Stamper challenge!

  7. Fabulous strong colours and great depth to this piece Amanda, love it.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  8. gorgeous canvas, love the colors and the texture on it!

  9. Gorgeous, lovely canvas, great colour and wonderful textures

    Sam xxx

  10. I love your canvas Amanda it's gorgeous. The colours are wonderful and uplifting xx

  11. A gorgeous canvas and fab colours...thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Artistic Stamper!
    Emma x

  12. Yummy texture and the colors are fab! Lovely canvas! Happy to have you playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  13. Loving what you're doing with kroma crackle!


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