Monday, 20 June 2011

Summer

Been a while since I did a canvas yesterday was just right to get out sprays, and paints and stamps and croco paste, acetate and altered glue.

The prepared canvas was sprayed starting at the top where the Glimmer mist was encouraged to drip down.   Then the bottom sprayed and then the middle with red.  A few more blasts of all colours left a nice puddle of green on the work surface the canvas was dipped into that leaving darker patches and splodges.

Next the roses and a single sunflower were stamped in black.   Gold croco spread sparingly from the top.   Interested to see how this would behave if an inked stamp was pressed into it, so the sunflower was cleaned of ink press into the moist paste stamp quickly cleaned.   While the croco was drying the the roses and sunflower were painted.   Two more sunflowers stamped onto the sides but not filled in to provide a little sense of depth.    Green croco spread up from the bottom.   Canvas set aside to dry.

Acetate cut using TH Butterfly die and coloured with gold leaf pen.   Sheets of pva glue coloured with alcohol inks cut with same die to go under the acetate.   Various parts glued together and left to dry.   Found in the acetate packet a stamped dragonfly, this was cut out and attached to the canvas.   When the croco was basically dry if not completely cracked the butterfly was stuck on.   Florist wire curled and shaped tops this canvas off.

I wonder if this is acceptable as a second entry this month to Alter it Monthly where the theme is Canvas?

30 comments:

  1. Zoe, this is stunning, love your canvas!

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  2. wow Zoe this is gorgeous, I love the vibrant colours and all the texture. It really captures the feeling of summer and it just popped off the dashboard at me
    Claire xx

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  3. oh love this hun that effect with all the paints,and sprays is really effective just love it,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  4. Absolutely stunning Zoe :) always love the texture and detail you put on your canvases
    Von x

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  5. Hello!
    Wow this is something gorgeous,
    beautiful;-))m

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  6. oh wow what a fab canvas - really captures the summer spirit .. the colours are gorgeous and i just love the sunflower
    Lisa x

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  7. It's gorgeous, and I think you should enter it. Lovely work, Zoe, very original! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Fabulous canvas, Zoe, which perfectly encapsulates summer! I love its extravagance and colour.

    Janet xx

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  9. Fabulous textural and colourful layers Zoe.
    Have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox
    PS I am going to meet Lucy on Wednesday

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  10. Wow love the colours in this Zoe x

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  11. yes yes.. always accept more than one entry at Alter it monthly. no limit at all on how often you share work on the appropriate theme :)
    this is lovely Zoe. those flowers look hand painted (very effective) and i love the colours on your background. Like you, I think building up colour in layers and not worrying about if its wasting product, gives some wonderful backgrounds filled with depth and interest. and as you say, you can still use the puddles up on the same project or on scraps of card and paper for new projects.

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  12. I may have forgot to say thank you for linking to Alter It Monthly lol. so THANK YOU.

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  13. Gorgeous gorgeous canvas Zoe....! x

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  14. A gorgeous summery piece! Lovely background! x

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  15. Gosh, that's lovely. Those roses look really good. Maria x

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  16. Wow, awesome canvas, the background looks so textural. Yvonne xx

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  17. Oh Zoe, this is so incredibly artistic my lovely! From the beautiful background right down to the way you have painted your flowers.....STUNNING work!!!!! XXX

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  18. Super piece Zoe absolutely stunning,so many delicious techniques on this amazing ! Fab colours too.

    Marie

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  19. Stunning canvas Zoe. Love everything about it.
    Florence

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  20. Wow, Zoe! This is awesome! Such fabulous colour and texture!

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  21. Wow Zoe this is brilliant I love it all
    I'm fine thanks for asking
    Hugs Jackie x

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  22. What a gorgeous canvas Zoe, It looks like a beautiful summer garden with all the lovely colors!
    hugs Lynn

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  23. This is a wonderful piece! Just love it. Hugs, Kim

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  24. These colors are just gorgeous. Love all the techniques you used too! :) Nan

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  25. AMazing and stunning colours and style, love the swirls and the butterfly is gorgeous. hgus heidi x

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  26. i absolutely WUV WUV WUV your canvas! totally scrumptious!

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  27. This is stunning Zoe! Thank you for poppingby my blog and for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it.
    Hugs
    Carrie
    xxx

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  28. This canvas fully captures the essence of summer, a real feel good piece, fab work Zoe, thank you for sharing it with us at Alter It Monthly:)

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