Thursday, 14 March 2013

Every Possibility.................

Hi there,

I hope you are all ok and not too cold with this horrid weather we are having at the moment.

I have entered this on to Hels Sheriden's blog challenge "Sunday Stampers"

I have a canvas to share with you today, It has taken me a few days to get it how I wanted it to look as I have been playing with a new medium. It is called Deco Art Texture Fierro. It has tiny flecks of sparkle in it and when applied to your project it gives an iron like texture, fun stuff.

Burlap Canvas
I applied it to the roses after giving them a wash with the devine Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot. The roses are constructed with Grunge paper covered in Copper tape, cut out with a die by Sizzix Flower Layers 5, I then added a vintage pearl in the centre.

The canvas is one of Tim Holtz's Burlap panels/Canvas which I bought from Here.

I gave the panel a good coating of Gesso, then a layer of white acrylic paint. Once that had dried, I applied a layer of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Antique Linen, then added Frayed Burlap, while it was still wet. This enabled me to blend the colours together. Blasted with the heat gun till it was dry ( This took some time as the Burlap holds the moisture in.)

I then took the Chicken wire stamp by Tim Holtz and stamped it in Coffee Archival ink pretty randomly around the edges of the canvas. I once again gave it a blast with the heat gun to dry the ink.

The paper layer on the front of the canvas is from a paper stack by Tim Holtz called Paper Stash 8x 8 Collage, once I had cut it to size, I distressed the edges using my scissors and then added some Vintage Photo Distress ink

Even though you cannot see it, I did use on my panel. Some Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz and once that had dried, I rubbed in Distress ink to bring out the cracks.

The flourishes were painted with DP in Antique Linen. On the Metal Plaque I used these rub on's   (scroll to the bottom of the page you will find them there.) I filled the void with Glossy Accents, I was intending on using the crackle version, but I could not find it!

As a final touch, I have in my large stash a couple of Brass knobs, I covered it in Versamark and applied Wow embossing powder in Copper, glued it onto the top of my Canvas. Which this morning I promptly dropped and knocked the knob off. It is now drying as I type.

I hope you enjoy this.



  1. That's gorgeous, Barbara!!!!

  2. Wow barb that is lovely you do this so well
    Big hugs x

  3. love it, I needs some of them there burlap panels! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x


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