Thursday 13 November 2014

Stencil Mania at Artist Trading Post Exchange Challenge

It's Thursday and time for another challenge here at Artist Trading Post Exchange.
Julia is our challenge Host and her theme is 'Stencil Mania' get those stencils out my crafty friends and let's see what you can create. There is a £10 voucher for the challenge winner to spend at the Artist Trading Post online store and we also have a Top 3, combined with blog badges...............Hope you can find the time to play along as it would be so great to have you join in with us, we love to see what you come up with for the challenge themes we choose.

We are a Mixed Media Challenge and we also like to see  Rubber Stamping included in your entries.
( sorry, but we do not allow digital stamps)

Here is my DT piece :
I began by placing Ranger Texture Paste through stencil's  on my canvas as you can see below ( Clearly I had not wiped my stencil properly, but as I was going to spray over it it did not matter!!!)
I then took some Gesso applying it to the canvas and then adhering some torn book pages. More Gesso applied on top of the paper.
I then began to build up various layers/textures using lace and metal/wooden embellishments
The stamped image is by Lynne Perella for Paper Artsy and I blended Vintage Photo DI, Fired Brick, Warm Honey, Shabby Shutters and Broken China Distress Markers adding further depth and interest. You can also see Tim Holtz Sizzix Trellis Die, bottom right.
A variation of Distress Stain Sprays were applied to the canvas ( Fired Brick, Black Soot, Vintage Photo) The stamped image was covered with Tissue whilst applying sprays.
The metal embellishments were painted with Gesso then Key Lime Silks Acrylic Glaze.
Treasure Gold Gilding Wax was applied to the stencilled areas as well as the trellis die to complete the look.

For more inspiration created by my DT sisters and more details relating to Julia's  fabulous challenge please hop over to the ATP Exchange Blog HERE

Thank You for visiting and I hope to catch up with you soon. Your comments mean so much to me and are truly appreciated. I apologise to my regular followers for my lack of commenting on your blogs, but life has been pretty hectic as I am busy making wedding invitations/favours etc for my son's big day x but I promise I shall catch up soon xx

Take care and have fun xx
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  1. Absolutely brilliant mixed media piece Annie and I adore the warm autumnal colours you chose! Great work with the stencils and tat LP stamp is the perfect finishing touch!

  2. Lovely creation Annie, great mix of textures and images and so glad you have shown a close up to do justice to those gorgeous sprays, gilding and texture...lots of depth there. Ruth xx

  3. Fabulous colours Annie! Love how your layers built up and the LP image at the centre makes for a stunning creation! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. Love the textures, colours and finished canvas gorgeous xx

  5. Anonymous11/13/2014

    Beautiful canvas Annie! Love the textured layers and the colours are gorgeous. Sue C x

  6. Just love the texture you've built up in your background Annie! Love how you then used the sprays to add those gorgeous colours too. Like Astrid, I'm loving the LP stamp - one of my favourite stamp designers.

  7. Fabulous project Annie, the textures, stencils and colours look awesome.
    Yvonne x

  8. A wonderful piece Annie - great colours and I love all the ways you have created texture and layers. Fabulous ! Jennie x

  9. Fabulous canvas Annie! Love the texture you have achieved with the stencilling and applied embellishments. I'm amazed that I don't posses any lynne perella stamps I really love them. Must rectify that after seeing this !
    Toni x

  10. Love how you've built this fabulous canvas Annie. It's vibrant and works wonderfully with the flowers and butterfly. Jenny x

  11. Oh wow Annie, this is stunning! I recognise the OXO and you have used it beautifully on your canvas. The colours are so, so beautiful and I love that LP stamp too. Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Stunning layout Annie love all the texture

  13. Wow, how amazing is this canvas. So much to see and the textures look fabulous too. I do love the colours you have chosen. All in all a stunning piece of art. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  14. This looks amazing and I love all that added texture!

  15. Anonymous11/14/2014

    Gorgeous, rich, jewel tones which work beautifully with the LP stamp design and I love the texture you achieved in so many different ways on this canvas.
    Annie, as much as I appreciate your visits, I also understand that you are right in the middle of important preparations for your son's forthcoming wedding, so always know that I completely understand.
    Have a lovely weekend.


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