Today is the start of a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils. This time I am the hostess and am calling it Fabric and Fibres. I describe it this way:
Let's add some fabric and/or fibres to our creations this month. You can use linen, burlap, organza, wool, lace, ribbon, rope to name a few. The list is almost endless but whatever you add, make sure there is some stamping or stenciling (or both) on your creation as well.
I started with a deep canvas from the dollar store and stenciled a vine border on the top and around the sides using Golden Light Molding Paste and a Dylusions stencil called Leaf Flourish Small. Next I gave it a coat of Liquitex White Gesso.
The next step was to paint everything with Driftwood Acrylic Paint from DecoArt and then dry brush randomly with DecoArt Bleached Sand.
I stamped some muslin scraps with Liquitex Black Gesso. One has a butterfly from Hero Arts and the other has a tulip from an IndigoBlu set called Butterfly Collector. I sewed some quilt batting to the back of the stamped pieces and then frayed the edges,
I used some one-step Coal Black Metal Paint from DecoArt to paint a wooden flower from the dollar store and a leaf sticker from Martha Stewart that I bought in the clearance section at Michaels. A gold pearl from Dovecraft was added to the centre of the flower and the leaf was mounted on some burlap ribbon.
I stamped a leaf from a Tim Holtz set called Leaf Prints onto a scrap of cream card using Jet Black Archival Ink and then fussy cut it. Next I added some Gold Embossing Powder from Recollections to create a few highlights. To add the embossing powder, I used an embossing pen from Zig in a few random areas and then gently sprinkled the powder on those areas. The embossing pens are a great tool because they allow you to add embossing in tiny areas rather than all over.
It was time to assemble my nature collage but first I collected a few more items to embellish it:
- A piece of wood from the local playground that I wrapped with some gold Artistic wire.
- Some bits of lace from my stash.
- A gold skeleton leaf from Papermania.
- Some canvas ribbon from a wholesale outlet in Fancy Gap, Virginia.
- Buttons from my stash.
This time I purposely laid everything out with separation because I wanted a structured look to my canvas but I plan to do another canvas with similar elements and group/overlap them to see which look I prefer - stay tuned.
I am going to enter this canvas in the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly - Put A Stamp On It
Card Und More - Buttons
We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes