The current challenge over at Paperartsy this fortnight is 'found objects' you can check out all the challenge info HERE but today is the final day to link up!
I decided today to dig out an old canvas to use - I have them in various shapes and sizes and they tend to sit neglected most of the time as I favour creating in my journal. The canvas I chose to use was 8x8 inches and I decided to create it using shades of blues and greens:
I started by gathering my 'found objects' which were mainly old tissue paper, sticks and twigs, some old beads etc:
I started by adding the crumpled old tissue to the canvas using matt medium - creating lots of crinkles and texture. Then I used grunge paste through a TCW stencil then at the last minute decided to add extra grunge paste with my finger and sprinkle mini art stones from Prima into it (these go everywhere and are a pain to clear up!) :
At this stage I didn't really have much of a plan but couldn't decide what to do with my twigs.....I tried placing them on in various compositions but they didn't really look right so I abandoned them for another day!
Next I added colour - I used Paperartsy Frescos in Mermaid, Bora Bora, Jade, Green Patina and South Pacific:
Then I added Snowflake - both dry brushing it on to highlight the texture and then splattering it too.
I found the lovely chipboard word quote from Scrapiniec in my stash and used it to arrange the beads around then stuck them down using Prima 3D Gloss Gel.
I embossed the chipboard quote using white embossing powder with a little gold sprinkled on too.
Next came lots of faffing with treasure gold everywhere! I used Renaissance and Olive Bronze - it really picks up the textures. I also brushed some over the beads and a little on the quote too.
The top photo here was taken indoors in my craft room, and the bottom one out in the garden - it's a pretty dull day here today so quite difficult to take a good photo but I hope between the two of them you can get a good idea!
Thanks for looking,