I was so pleased to be asked once again to be a visiting Creative Guide for A Vintage Journey and here is the project I've been working on.
This is how I started:
The theme for this challenge is 'Create within A Frame' and the first thing that came to mind was to use the reverse canvas technique and this is what I came up with.
To make it even more interesting I also added smaller reverse canvases to the inside section of the frame, making it frames within a frame!
The frames were completed using Calico Crafts MDF pipe work and my glue gun, before applying Finabair Art Stones and Texture Pastes then a coat of Gesso.
I used a variety of Crafty Notions Colour sprays over this, drying between colours until I was happy with the coverage.
I don't really like this stage as everything looks messy right now!
While waiting for this to dry fully I prepared the spiders with Gesso, Crackle Paste, distress ink and Treasure Gold.
The spiders are MDF.
When everything was dry I finished the frame off by adding Finabair rust paint around the edge, some little dew drops and rubbed over with Classic Treasure Gold then applied the spiders using a heat gun.
The little bottles are actually for nail art and come with the tiny glitter inside.
I completed the design by adding the metal sentiment and some Pebeo white ink which I splattered onto the canvas.
The things I used to make this project are as follows:
A pan scrubber which makes great cobwebs. I cut up parts of this and placed them under the little bottles.
But then I decided I liked it so much that I wanted more of it so added it around the large spider too as you can see here. You need to pull and stretch it quite a bit to give a more realistic cobweb appearance to it.
Inks and Treasure Gold.
Art Stones, Rust Paint, Crackle Paste, Grunge Paste and Matte Multi Medium.
So that's it for today.
I hope you like it and maybe pop over to A Vintage Journey and join in the challenge.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
1. SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges: September Anything goes Steampunk/Industrial.
2. The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #28 "Rustic"
3. Mixed Media Place: August Challenge - Creative Gym # 20
This is probably not a dream you would like to have more like a nightmare!
4. Rhedd's Creative Spirit - September's Challenge.
5. Altered Eclectics: September Challenge.