Saturday, June 14, 2014

Background - grungy goodness with tons of Lindy Stamp Gang products (Very pic heavy)

I had fun making this little canvas.  I started all my canvases with cutting down a piece of chipboard into (4) 6 x 6 pieces then covered in 2 coats of gesso.  There is a lot of inking goodness going, gotta have that surface protected.  For this one, I cut down a calendar sticker sheet into random squares, rectangles, etc. then adhered them to the canvas. (TIP:  use matte medium to adhere the pieces down.  Although they are adhesive backed, it will help keep them adhered down).

Using Lindy's Stamp Gang Dark Chocolate Truffle Starburst Spray, spray about 5-10 sprays into some white gesso and mix.  You will get a very light tan result.  The spray changes the viscosity of the gesso into a wash.  Cover the canvas.  It is okay to still see some of the calendar print through the gesso.

Using Lindy's Stamp Gang Industrial Chic Spray Set spray each of the sprays randomly.  Dry with a heat tool.  Add more sprays until you get desired result.  Dry.

Mix some molding paste with Some Lindy's Stamp Gang Time Travel Teal from the Industrial Chic Magical set . Using a stencil randomly apply.  '

Then once dry, use a Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen trace around the edges of each of the squares and then smear.  The pen sets pretty quickly so draw each one, then smear before moving onto the next. 

I randomly stamped some texture stamps in black Ranger dye ink onto the canvas. Put white gesso on your craft sheet, add two squirts of water, then using a paintbrush splatter  randomly, then dry.  . I used a white ink pad to ink the lid and then randomly and not perfectly stamped the lid onto the canvas to add more white. Use black india ink or paint, add two sprays of water, and splatter the same as the white.

To finish off the background I edged around the canvas directly with an embossing pad.  I made it randomly so it wasn't even.  I embossed with black utee with a little bit of bronze mixed in. Then I randomly it some of the edges with the embossing pad and used Lindy's Stamp Gang Hyacinth Blue Green EP~ matches Time Travel Teal

I also used the same Lindy's embossing powder on two Tim Holtz bull dog clips.  Just pushed them into the embossing pad. Then sprinkled over the embossing powder.  Heated until melted.  Put a little india ink on my finger and randomly touched around the clips to gung up a bit.

Now that the canvas background was done...what to do with it.  I wanted to find a lady dancing a first, but when going through my stash I found a Shabby Chic Prima fairy.  It was solid white.  I knew I wanted to do something with it, but wasn't sure what.  Then inspiration hit.  Using the Time Travel Teal from the Industrial Chic Magical set, I mixed the Time Travel Teal, Rusty Latern Lime, and the Steel Shimmer with Golden soft gel medium to make my three paints that I used on fairy. 

The word believe was a metal word brad I have had in my stash for a good 10 years....I knew I would find the perfect project for it at some point.  I added a little gesso to it with my finger randomly to add a little something to it.  The words are from the Tim Holtz little word sticker set.  Inked the edges and over the stickers with the dark rust ink pad from Prima.  Then drew around the edges with a black Faber-Castell Pitt Pen and a white Signo Uniball gel pen. 

I finished off the back with a piece of 6 x 6 paper with a little splatter of gesso.  Then for the last detail I stained the seam binding with the Lindy's Sprays from the Industrial Chic Spray Set

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