Friday, 26 June 2009

An Altered Canvas - Castles and Swirls

Hi again,

On a roll with the blogging this week! Here is a little 5"x 5" canvas that I altered. I primed the base using Gesso and then once this was dry I mixed up some white paint with a little bit of Taoa Rose pigment and painted this over the surface. When this was dry, I then used some fab new metallic paint that I aquired (using birthday money of course LOL) and sponged this randomly over the surface of the canvas.




Next, using some copper coloured metal from Ten Seconds Studios, I stamped the new Paper Artsy Castles images onto the metal and used a refining tool to make a debossed impression into it. I used another image from the new Geometric Paper Artsy range to make the borders for the sides of the canvas and using the same process, made the debossed pieces.




The little birdies sit atop a piece of metal, stamped with another PaperArtsy stamp, this time one of the fab new phrases, which I debossed and then used a couple of TSS tools/wheels to make patterns in.

Once all the metal was finished, I antiqued it using black paint and then coloured it using the metallic paint. The stamping on the edges of the canvas are more PA stamps...you can see a theme here surely LOL

Thanks for looking :O))

Hels x

7 comments:

Jennie said...

Gorgeous canvas :)
Hugs xx

Andrea said...

just stunning and again very detailed on such a small scale, love it xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Stunning work Hels - Love it!

Hels said...

Thanks :O))

Minx said...

Wicked piece hun, love the metal frame and the houses, looks awsome x
Big hugs for you today, you know why, oh and stamping bella {link on my blog} for the Kettos xx

Shazza said...

WOW this is gorgeous
xxx

Joy said...

Jaw droppingly Brilliant - I wouldn'r know where to start with all this metal stuff, but the effect is brilliant! Love the pink too xx

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