Friday, 8 March 2013
Hello everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by here at Words and Pictures today.
I've got another piece to share with you using the wonderful new Artistic Outpost release, Paperboy... but this one focuses on the girls.
You saw them in the background (well, strictly it was the middle-ground) in the diorama, but now they get to take centre stage.
I got the tiny canvas and easel at The Works, where they'd temporarily been knocked down to 49p for a set. Really wish I'd bought more than 2 of them at the time. They're at the shocking price of 99p again at the moment, but keep your eyes peeled!
The canvas is ATC sized - 3.5 x 2.5 inches.
I used the lovely collaged words stamp to create some background texture, stamping directly onto the canvas - edges too - and then used Distress Inks to add some colour - Broken China, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs mainly, I think.
Around the edges of the canvas, I used Rock Candy crackle paint to create an antique-y textured look.
Once it was dry I went over it with some extra Gathered Twigs to work darker colour down into the cracks before wiping the surface with a baby wipe.
I kept the central area of the canvas relatively clear of colour and texture to leave space for my focal image.
The girls themselves, I stamped onto tissue paper in a mixture of Black and Coffee Archival inks, blended onto the stamp.
Better than risking not getting a full image on the canvas itself (fine if you want the canvas texture within your image, which I didn't really on this occasion; and also the canvas is obviously soft in the centre, so you have to work to get the full image evenly stamped).
I stamped the little sentiment on a separate bit of card, inked to tone in with the canvas, and mounted it on padded tape for some extra dimension.
The easel itself, just in plain wood when you buy it, also got a bit of shabbying up (down?) treatment with some white paint, and then some inking with the same DIs.
A couple of metallic embellishments, doctored with some alcohol inks, and we're done!
This one works in threes: three girls, three metal pieces, three words (just!) in the sentiment, and an easel standing on three legs, so I'd like to enter it in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week, By The Numbers.
There are three kinds of people: those who can count, and those who can't.