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