Friday, 2 June 2017

Steampunk Canvas for AVJ Challenge

Hi everyone..............today sees the beginning of another challenge over at A Vintage Journey and the lovely and talented Nikki is our host. Here's what Nikki has to say about he challenge description

"Let's work with canvas this month in our vintage; shabby; mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk style. It doesn't matter how as long as some canvas is a dominant feature of your project. Perhaps you may use a canvas in the traditional way or use the reverse to create a shadow box? Canvas boards are fabulous to work on or perhaps you have some canvas sheets which can be cut and adhered to another surface."

Our sponsor this month is Shimmerz Paintz who are offering  the randomly chosen winner a $25 voucher for their online store. 



It's been a while since I have made anything Steampunk so I thought I would have a play with stamps, stencils, paints and Idea-Ology for Nikki's fabulous challenge theme. 

 Firstly I used an Andy Skinner Stencil with Paperartsy Grunge Paste then I applied Decoart Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey and Yellow Iron Oxide Paints to the canvas, creating various layers until I was satisfied with the appearance. Some Treasured Gold was then applied to the stencilled letters using a paint brush.
 Seth Apter's new dies from Spellbinders were coated with  Decoart Paynes Grey Antiquing Cream in Patina Turquoise. Once Dry I rubbed the patina back and then applied Yellow Iron Oxide for an aged appearance. Some Idea-Ology Gears  and a lightbulb were adhered with Ranger Glossy Accents along with some chain for my stash. 
 The spool is also an Idea-Ology piece and was perfect for tying the chain around. The words were stamped form A Steampunk set by Oxford Impressions and aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.



I really had great fun playing around with the stencils and paints so I hope you will have a go to as we love you to hop on board for our monthly challenges.
For more inspiration over on the AVJ blog please click HERE

Hope to see you soon
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17 comments:

  1. A fabulous grungy project Annie, I love the timeworn look you have created and the wonderful textures and embellishing to give a steampunk feel to it. Xxx

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  2. What a fantastic canvas! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. This is fabulous Annie. Love the deep rich background colour with the highlighted stenciling. Great balance in composition of your patina die cuts and ideology pieces. Really Great project .
    Hope you have a lovely weekend
    Amanda x

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  4. Hi Annie, I adore the colours on this piece, the rich textural backdrop and those turquoise embellished pieces, perfect. Love your composition and those Patina Die cuts really lift the whole design. Gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  5. Oh wow Annie, this canvas takes steampunk to a whole new level!! I absolutely adore what you did with those Seth Apter dies, the colours on the whole piece look amazing and the ideaology elements work together so well with everything else. A brilliant project my friend!!

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  6. This looks awesome Annie, love the details, grunge and the Steampunk theme.
    Yvonne

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  7. Heh I love this - from the bold, stencilled background to the wonderful use of the dies! Great embellishing too and the chain just makes it perfect xxx

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  8. What a wonderful steampunk canvas Annie! I love the interlocking cogs and chain with that fabulous background xx

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  9. What a great background you created for your circles, gears and chains Annie! Love the colors and overall design on your canvas! Julia xx

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  10. Annie you have created a magnificent steampunk canvas! I love the background on it's own, but your cogs die cuts turned out perfectly aged! I'm so going to have to try this combination of products! Thank you for the inspiration! A real knock out of a project in my opinion! Hugs!

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  11. Your steampunk canvas is a real stunner Annie, I just love those highlighted letters in the background and those Seth circles look amazing, you really achieved a beautiful patina on them! Apologies for my lateness. Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. I simply love this, Annie - such amazing colour intensity and contrasts. The textured, gilded lettering is fabulous, and the coppery patina you've created on the die-cuts looks amazing. Love all that metallic chainwork too.
    Alison x

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  13. What an Amazing canvas Annie. The attention to detail on every single piece really does tell the story of true steam punk. Fabulous creation. Rita xxx

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  14. Such a cool stenciled background and awesome coloration of the dies. I just love how you used the chain and bulb. Gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

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  15. Wonderful texture and colours! Love it!

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  16. What a fabulous canvas Annie, love all the texture on your background and fabulous layering of the gears, chains and bulbs, steampunk perfection! Deb xo

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  17. Love this Annie. And would love to include it on a future blog post. Can you email me at shap97@gmail.com if that is okay? Thanks, Seth

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Annie x