Thursday, 20 June 2013

Indigo Blu - Miracle

Hi all, just popping on to enter the challenge over at Indigo Blu which is backgrounds.  I did a painted canvas hanging.  The other day next door to mums the garden was full of large poppies, while I was there it really haled and rained really really hard, when I came out they were still there braving the weather (ok so it's not like they can walk away lol) but to me it was a miracle they were still standing tall.  I have a few pics of the process and shall give you a quick look at how I got there.  All I have used is in the recipe at the bottom :-)

I wanted the background ( all painted) to almost be misty with
only the poppy in the front, sort of a surreal look :-)

I stamped on acetate and cut out the poppy leaving an edge 
so the poppy looks slightly wicked at the sides. 
Before I added the colours I used white to start with as
the red I have is translucent so it will pop more on white.

The background started with tissue paper which I stamped
randomly and then used modpodge to stick it to the canvas.  I wanted
lots of texture so all the ripples are there on purpose :-)

The background was painted with Fresco paint, then I used
a brayer with white over the top to highlight the ripples and
give a muted feeling so the poppy would pop out.  I then
used the mask I made and painted it white before adding the colour
through the mask.

Some closer pics :-)

Right I'm off, hope your all having a fantastic day.  It's been raining here but it is really muggy, guess it's better then cold and windy lol.
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Stamps - Indigo Blu (dinkie vintage flourish, wild meadow, script background, itsy bitsy background, poppy meadow)
Paint - Paperartsy Fresco paint - snowflake, pumpkin soup, smoked paprika, hey pesto, beach hut, zesty zing, little black dress.
Archival jet black and sap green ink pads
Stazon black ink pad
Canvas board
Tissue paper
Mod podge


Jo Rice said...

Oh Kezzy, I love this, and the poppy stamp was the first IndigoBlu stamp that I bought. The background is brill and your photo tutorial works really well. Thank you for joining us over at the IndigoBlu Forever 21 Challenge Blog....Good Luck...Jo. X

Julie Lee said...

I love this. The background is so interesting, fantastic effect and I love the background story behind it too - those poppies in the rain! Lovely post. Julie Ann xxx

Heidi said...

Love the texture you've achieved on this piece and the poppy is gorgeous :-)

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Kerry - the colours and texture are just fabby! Brilliant! Hugs rachel xx

Linda said...

What a fabulous canvas, I love all the texture on the background, and the poppy looks amazing, so rich in colour. Thanks for joining in with the forever21 challenge ..... good luck! xx

Paula Whittaker said...

fab canvas

butterfly said...

Gorgeous layers, and the poppy "pops" brilliantly!
Alison x