Thursday, July 18, 2013

Enjoy the journey ~ eP post

On Tuesday, I posted a sneak peek here of an altered canvas I designed for the eclectic Paperie blog where I tried out one of my new Silks glazes and Viva Decor Modeling Cream. While I was playing with that canvas, I had another idea using the same TCW Layered Butterflies stencil so during drying times, I had to try it out.

I started with a 5" x 7" canvas board, painting one half with black gesso and the other half with Golden's Titan Buff acrylic paint. On the black half, I mixed Titan Buff mixed with Studio 490 white Embossing paste and layered it through the large overlay butterfly wing. I pulled the stencil off carefully, cleaned it off, and waited for the embossing paste to dry. Then, I flipped the stencil over and used the black Embossing Paste to create the wing on the other side. When that was dry, an Idea-ology number 8 was adhered to the center to form the body.

Titan Buff paint was pounced through TCW's Mini Harlequin stencil onto the black background. The process was repeated with black gesso on the Titan Buff side. Three strips of washi tape with half pearl accents were adhered to the canvas, helping to balance it. Stamping was done on each side with one of the TH Bitty Grunge stamps.

The sentiment block started with a layer of torn corrugated cardboard. On top of that is a torn piece of canvas. On top of those two layers, a word band was attached with Glossy Accents. Natural twine was laced through the two end tabs and wrapped to the back of the canvas.

I kept this piece very simple because I wanted both the high contrast and the symmetry to be the stars of the show. It works for me :D Thanks for dropping by today. I imagine you are in shock since this is a short post compared to the usual ones. What will you do with all that extra

Life is good; so is art.

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ParkNSlide said...

B&W are always a winning combination and make for a very dramatic composition in your piece.

Tracy said...

hee hee...extra time. There's no such thing I tell you. LOL I think your experiment tuned out wonderfully. Hugs!

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely love your b&w creation, Bonnie - so bold and beautiful. Love that the canvas texture is still so present...
Alison x