Friday, 1 August 2014

My First Canvas!

I have wanted to create a canvas for a long time so when the theme for the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge for August was chosen as, "Anything Goes", I decided it was time to have a bash at it!
I began by covering the canvas in Gesso, once that was dry I tore masking tape up to mask the edge of the canvas, creating a ragged border. I then took my finishing brush (which is a 1950's 4" Badger haired brush) and lightly brushed the canvas with Paper Artsy Chalk Paints, brushing horizontally and then vertically to create texture. I used Claudine Hellmuth matt medium to adhere pieces of old book pages to the canvas, some of which I sprayed with water when dry and then peeled off to leave the text transferred beneath. I stamped my canvas using Stazon and a range of stamps from Dyan Reavely (Dylusions) and Tim Holtz. I also used various stencils which had artists texture paste roughly smeared through them. Both the stamps and the texture paste areas were then coloured in with Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens (both big and small) and I added more colour with gelatos. At the end when everything was dry I used a black pen to add dots and outline the stamped areas,
Finally I glued some randomly placed green dew drops on and ran washi tape around the edges of the canvas.
I have to say that I am really pleased with it and will be trying more!
This month's challenge is sponsored by Di's Digis and the prize is a whopping $12 to spend on Di's gorgeous digi stamps so do please enter our challenge HERE the design team have really come up trumps and their beautiful creations are well worth a look!



Happy crafting,
Denyse x




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30 comments:

Thedamester said...

That is amazing Denyse. The colours are beautiful....they happen to be my favourites! xxx

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Denyse, Wow wow wo, as you know I love this canvas, love the colours, the stamps everything.

Hugs Erin x

Melissa Latchem said...

Oh I love the colour - I've just done my first canvas and it can be scary at first. Yours is beautiful! Many thanks for joining the Rosie’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, your canvas is gorgeous. I love the colours.

Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE.

Del said...

This is gorgeous Denyse. I love the colours. Great stamping too xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely ... an adorable canvas creation!I love the colors- so beautiful!
Thank you for joining MOO MANIA & MORE!
xxx
Susi

Neets B said...

What a fabulous canvas and you've used so many different materials to create it. Lovely colours and textures. Thanks so much for joining in at ATSM this week, Anita x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love it... Thank you for joining us this week over at Eclectic Ellapu. We hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

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Rein said...

Fabulous Canvas, I love te colours you used.

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Beautiful creation. really must do one myself x

Ileana A. said...

This is a wonderful picture! Every
detail is gorgeous...you are a very artist!
Big hugs ileanaxx

barbetka said...

Wow, my favourite colors, amazing textures. I love it

Donna said...

Fabulous first time canvas, so loving the colours! Thanks so much for entering our challenge at the Sister's of Craft! Good Luck!
Hugs Donna DT xx

Tina henderson said...

What gorgeous colours and I love the design and textures... fantastic creation, no doubt you'll be hooked now. Thank you for entering into the Sisters of Craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

carol said...

Hiya..ooh wow very good,looks fab!
thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at BEARLY-MINE this month x carol

Dawn C said...

Really pretty! I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this month x

Andree said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Denyse. I love the colours you've used and the textures are fabulous xx

Sarah said...

What a great canvas! Love the colors,too. I have been wanting to make a canvas, but it still lays there awaiting my attention. I need to get to it! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Awesome canvas love it and thanks for linking up at Mema's Crafts - very good luck Judith DT x

Gill McCall said...

Beautiful canvas, love the colours. thanks for entering in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Denyse!! I just love the colors, the sponging and the added texture!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!

Judith said...

this is fabulous Denise - what a lovely colour who would know it was your first attempt! - thank you for playing along at Pennys papercrafty challenge this week hugs Judith xx

Papercrafting Princess said...

How nice! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess - DT Member

Helen said...

That is beautiful - love the way you've put it together,

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous picture, well done, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts. xxxx

Sammy said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the colours and the texture, and especially love how you added the letters to the side of the canvas too! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Pulsatilla said...

WOW - your creation is very beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design Challenge!!! hugs, ANDREA

Jules said...

What a great canvas, love the colours and all the textures you've used, you must be very please for your fist attempt. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo

G-ma said...

A super great canvas, love the detail, colors and all the work that went into it. Thank you for joining us at A Girl Who Crafts Challenge.

Carolyn DT

Toni said...

Your canvas is so beautiful! Wonderful art work. Hope to see you again in our challenges! Good luck. TokBobok