Thursday, 8 January 2009

Wednesday Stamper .... Gesso

This week's Wednesday Stamper challenge is Gesso ...
I have had this canvas for quite a while - but it was abandoned in a drawer because it was very, very, very green (I went a bit too overboard with the acrylic paint - lol). Originally, I applied a thick layer of gesso to the canvas and then painted over that with very, very, very green paint.
So - said canvas was retrieved from drawer. To take away the green, applied more gesso and when it was almost dry, smudged and smeared it with a baby wipe. The circle idea is from this month's Craft Stamper (just punch a line of circles in card and paint the gesso over, just like a stencil). The faint lines are done by applying gesso to the Scratches stamp by Tim Holtz (but you must clean if off right away).
The images are from Tuscan Rose and Tim Holtz and are all stamped on tissue paper and then applied to the canvas with PVA. A tiny orange rose (the only colour I had) has been added and the final step was to edge the canvas with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Perhaps a coat of beeswax next - now that would be fun.
The canvas was green and is now much, much paler, so much so that he photo makes it look blue - but no matter. Hope you like it ....

10 comments:

herminesplace said...

Gorgoeus, love the softness of the colours.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is stunning.
Love them.

Faye said...

Sometimes things don't turn out as we plan, but actually turn out better. An art teacher in college referred to these as "happy accidents." Maybe this beautiful canvas is one of those happy accidents. It is very lovely. I like the lines of circles. That's a neat idea.

Juanita said...

You are such a versatile crafter. This is a really nice creation.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I think your gesso treatment was a success, the canvas looks wonderful and not green at all :)

Femmy said...

great card!!!

Lorraine said...

great piece of art ..I love Tuscan rose stamps as well and treated myself to some recently. It was great to read about your mums embroidery and how you are doing a little bit at a time..are you going to blog it?

Ed said...

Love this one as well - your mojo is working overtime Sue - the circles are amazing..

papel1 said...

I like the way you used gesso and tissue paper. Very nice. Happy New Year.
Judy

Belinda said...

glad the challenge made you pull your canvas out. beautiful!