Sunday, May 10, 2015

Adventure Awaits You...

Hi folks...
adventure awaits you and that was certainly true when I finally got a chance to play with the fabulous goodies that Decoart sent me...
I was a bit out of my comfort zone and had no plan in my head...definitely in "let's just wing it and see where it leads" mode but I soon got into my stride and had great fun creating this male themed canvas...
on reflection I should perhaps have done a step by step tutorial but I'll try and explain as best as I can how it all came together. I started off painting the canvas with a coat of Black Gesso...amazing stuff...creamy and so easy to apply. Once dry I roughly painted over with a coat of the fabulous Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in my favourite colour of the moment...Primitive which reminds me of wet cement leaving a black border around the edge. Then I lightly applied Media Fluid Acrylics...Quinacridone Gold and Cobalt Turquoise with a more drybrushing technique than painting until I was happy with the build up of colour.  I then fixed down some torn pieces of book pages with Decou-Page Matte and applied a thin wash of Quinacridone Gold over the top.
Using the Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencils...Made To Measure and Industrial Elements I created drop shadows by pouncing through the stencils with Quinacrodine Gold and Titan Buff.  Once dry I reapplied the stencils and applied a coat of Decoart White Modeling Paste to some areas...coloured the paste with Black Gesso for the rest. I was very impressed with the quality of the stencils...they're very robust and very easy to clean.

 I then applied a coat of One Step Crackle to areas of the canvas...
and finished off by adding Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon...Philosophy Tags and my new addiction...Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers...
And I'm hooked...I have another Decoart project in the pipeline which I'll be sharing later in the week...in the meantime enjoy what's left of the weekend and I'll see you all tomorrow to share what we made at Saturday's Kath's Klub.
Hugs Kath xxx

11 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. Fabulous canvas and you have certainly done Decoart proud with this unique style. I love the chalk paints too. Have a nice day. Hugs to Buddy as well. Rita xxxx

Redanne said...

You have taken to the Decoart products like a duck to water Kath! I love that wonderful background you created, with the hints of crackle here and there - it is fabulous. I agree about the black Gesso, it is wonderful and the Quin Gold and Cobalt Turquoise are my favourites, they go together so beautifully.... Love your canvas! Hugs, Anne xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Kath I love what you've done on your canvas...love all the colours and textures

Anne

misteejay said...

Super canvas Kath. The colours all work so well together - looks like you had a fun time playing with your new goodies and the result is fabulous.
Toni xx

Sandie Gough said...

Gorgeous x

Moni Agila said...

Absolutely stunning.

Ann said...

Fantastic Kath - I really love what you've done.......you're such a clever cookie!! Looking forward to seeing you in few weeks, till then, take care & big hugs Ann xxx

rachel said...

this is fabulous - love it to bits! Hugs Rachel x

mark gould said...

Love it kath x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous backdrop Kath, think I need that cement colour lol. Wonderful masculine piece . Tracy x

die amelie said...

A fab canvas, Kath! Wow!
Claudia x

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