Friday, 4 November 2016

An Autumnal Canvas with Moths!!!

Today is my second DT creation for Creative Artists Mixed Media and as always the theme is "Anything Goes", using mixed media.
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I decided to create an Autumnal Canvas and it was quite a long process! 
I began by gessoing an 8x12" canvas. I then used masking fluid randomly to create an irregular border. I brayered on red acrylic paint and knocked it back with white.
I then put my first layer of stamps on using a mixture of Dylusions Paper Artsy and Tim Holtz stamps, letting them dry and then layering them up. 
I added colour and white highlights using Faber Castell Gelatos and a Pitt Big White pen. 
I used stencils to add texture paste and stamped on top of it. I added a postage stamp image from an old book and also an amaretto biscuit wrapper (!) I then used white and black pens to doodle and added the odd Swarovski crystal.
I cut the moths (well butterflies) using the Tim Holtz Texture Fade Bigz Dies, and then embossed them. They were painted with distress inks and embossed with distress embossing powder. I rubbed Walnut Stain ink around the edges and then used a matt Mod Podge and distress glaze on them.
After fixing them to the canvas I rubbed the masking fluid off to reveal the white edges.


I hope you like it!

Happy Crafting,
Denyse x


26 comments:

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow your Canvas is just super amazing. Your Moths just finish it off perfectly. Nice work. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
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Andree said...

An amazing canvas Denyse. I love the colours and textures. Every time I look, I see another gorgeous detail xx

Carole said...

Great mixed media canvas, Denyse. Love all the detail and texture in the background and the 3D moths are stunning. x

Avril Watson said...

Stunning canvas, Denyse, I adore all the detail you have used here, hugs xxx

Lys Scrap said...

I love this Autumn scene, and all these clever details.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous mixed media canvas love all the stamps,texture and even the moths lol--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Wheelie Crafty said...

Denyse I adore the texture, colours and details you have use in this awesome project and I love that you are an awesome part of our DT I think I chose well with the 3 of you but I wish I could of picked at lease two more...

Big Hugs xxx

Judy McKay said...

stunning canvas. Lots of wonderful details. Judy

butterfly said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Jeanie Ellis said...

I love mixed media art, and you did a great job with it! Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
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Anonymous said...

Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Morgan's ArtWorld!

Michelle Windsor said...

This is beautiful thank you for joining into our challenge at http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Michelle DT

Team Clark said...

What a beautiful canvas, love the dimension with the moths. :)

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful and delightful! Hugs, de

Sandy How said...

Well done, a gorgeous mixed media project. Thanks for sharing with us at Get Creative Challenges. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

stunning textures and colours hun - overall beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Lena Holmström said...

Beautiful project.Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media World

Sammy said...

Loving the colour and texture of this! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Jacqui Robinson said...

A beautiful creation I love it and it's perfect for out challenge. Jacqui DLD

Karla Yungwirth said...

Wow! This is amazing!! Love the texture you added, the stencils and butterflies! Thank you so much for joining us for the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge this week! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, DT Karla

Sandra Wright said...

So very pretty and delicate too..loving the colour palette...
A fab entry for our challenge this month at Altered Eclectics....x

Linda said...

Gorgeous canvas. Thanks for playing long with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, for me this is a winner all by itself. :) Thanks for joining us in the TIMI challenge
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful creation - so much detail!

Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge.

Helen x

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
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Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous canvas!
Thank you for sharing with Dragons Lair Designs Challenges!
Susan
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