Thursday, 1 October 2015

3D and a hop !

I'm back today with my project for the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils. It's been 6 months since the challenge blog was started so by way of a celebration we're having a hop and there is also a prize. So do make sure you hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog for all the details.  I am the host for this challenge and have picked the theme Whatever it is make it 3D. So, this should you give you a pretty wide field to play in, just remember that we're a mixed media challenge and you need to include some stamping or stencilling.

Life has taken an unexpected turn for me this week so I've not been able to create a brand new project so thought I would share more details of a project that was planned for a workshop that has had to be postponed. 


I started with a framed canvas and flipped it over to use the recessed side. I covered the staples with masking tape then gave everything a coat of Gesso. I used Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste around the edges through a Dina Wakley stencil.


I wanted the cracks to still be visible after painting so I used Sage Fresco Finish paint with Satin Glazing Fluid which makes the paint translucent and also lets the colour sink into the cracks. I did this with two further shades of green, again mixing them with the Glazing Fluid.
 

I wanted to include a zip through the centre of the project and marked where it would go with a pencil then painted in the area of the opened zip before glueing it in place. I then stencilled and painted with my finger building up the layers of paint, using the Glazing Fluid to allow me to use opaque Frescos as translucents.  I used a plasitc card dipped in Litle Black Dress Fresco Finish paint to create the lines and a lid from a hair mousse can for the circles.


The flowers are all from the new Lin Brown stamp sets and I've painted Smoothy card then stamped the flowers and cut them out, stamping them more than once and layering them up. I also die cut some holly using the Tim Holtz strip die. The sentiment in the zip opening is from a Sara Naumann set and I've glued some lace along the zip to frame it.

I hope you are able to join us this month for the challenge and if you've arrived here from Toni then you're in the right place and will need to collect the letter 'C' from me.

30 comments:

  1. A truly fantastic piece, so cleverly put together!! Congratulations on your 6 months mile stone, unbelievable it's been that long already.... I hope you are ok? A great shame the workshop s not taking place, this project is so inspirational!

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  2. This is a gorgeous project Sue, this would have been an exciting piece to make at a workshop.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. What a clever idea! I have yet to work from the back of a canvas!! Lovely colors and orinal ideas Sue :)

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  4. A piece of art. Love the reverse canvas with the different elements.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Sue Wonderful texture ,detail and layers Love the zip opening to reveal the sentiment -fabulous idea . Congratulations on Stamps and Stencils 6 month birthday ! Hope you are ok hugs x

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  6. Such a fantastic project, truly inspired!

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  7. Hello Sue !! loved this reserve canvas and the clever use of the zip !!

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  8. I loved this when you showed a peek to advertise the class, so it's great to see it in more detail - absolutely stunning work. Sorry to hear the class isn't going ahead at this point, and I do hope you're okay.
    Hugs, Alison xx

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  9. This really is fabulous -such gorgeous Autumn colours! Chrisx

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  10. this is wonderful Sue - a real gem with so many details - love it! Hugs rachel x

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  11. Stunning piece! Love the crackle effect and the overflowing flowers.

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  12. A lovely piece the xo.ours look lovely and very apt for this time of year xx

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  13. Beautiful Sue, can't wait to see it in real life, stunning work...of course! Hugs Ruth xx

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  14. Gorgeous project. The flowers, the texture, love it. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  15. What a fun hop! Love the projects and 3d. The hop and treasure (letter) hunt was so fun tool. Loved it. Good luck to all.

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  16. Sue,
    Your 3d piece is absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous flowers so reminiscent of the fall here- and the elements-my favorite part is the opening look ! Beautifully done!
    Hugs, Jackie


    http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

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  17. Hi Sue - gorgeous project, love all those layers of beautiful flowers..thanks for a great challenge and fun hop...Esther xx

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  18. Fabulous piece Sue and a shame the workshop has been cancelled but I'll look forward to the reschedule. I hope you're ok too!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  19. Love your canvas! the sage is just yummy with the crackle and you've chosen a perfect quote to go with those lovely flowers.. And your background is gorgeous! A lovely piece of art! I do hope all is well.

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  20. This is a stunner. Love all those tumbling flowers and the use of the zip looks amazing!

    Lin

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  21. Stunning piece Sue love all the detail
    MaggieH

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  22. This is stunning with beautiful Autumn colours

    Love Chrissie xx

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  23. Gorgeous canvas Sue, love the 3D effect.

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  24. What a gorgeous Autumn canvas Sue, love the addition of the zip directing the eye towards your beautiful flowers, thanks so much for sharing it and hope all is well with you and yours, Deb xo

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  25. Hi Sue x thank you for sharing an amazing tutorial x I am sorry to hear the workshop is cancelled but I do hope you are okay x
    Huge hugs
    Annie x

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  26. I love your canvas design, it is so gorgeous and textural. Kathy xx

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  27. What a great idea to use the back of the canvas. Love the colours, the techniques and those Paper Artsy stamps. What a clever idea to use the zip...will file that one away! Thanks for the helpful instructions and the inspiration x

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  28. The zip idea is really clever as is using the back of the canvas. Loving the colours and the layout with the fabulous PaperArtsy flowers you've coloured. All set off beautifully by the crackle stenciling around the edges. A beautiful and fabulous project, just love it x

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  29. Was thinking of you today and hoping all is well xx

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