Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Take Wing Canvas

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Welcome to the Club Scrap Take Wing Hop! 

Today I’ve made a canvas based on the "Birds on a Wire" image in the Club Scrap Take Wing digital collection.  I love mix media canvases with the all the texture, layering, and depth.  After reading many blogs and watching many YouTube videos I decided to take the plunge and make my first mixed media canvas. I have broken down the process into four phases:

Phase I - Texture layers
Phase II - Color layers
Phase III - Accentuate
Phase IV - Primary Design

Unless otherwise noted all materials are from the Club Scrap Take Wing Collection. 

Phase I - Texture layers

Step 1 – Apply torn paper prints to canvas with matte medium.  Next time I'll use solid paper, since the paper pattern did not show in the final canvas.

Step 2 – Apply tissue paper torn to canvas with matte medium. 
Phase II - Color layers
Step 1 – Painted with a light layer of gesso for a good color base

Step 2 – Next add distress paint and stain brushed over the top surface

Step 3 – Add circles using a scrap of bubble wrap that is sprayed with Memory Mist Blue Hawaiian and misted with water.  Then it was allowed to dry in place.

Phase III - Accentuate

Step 1 – Accent the canvas texture with color with the following:
  - Gelatos in white, blues, grey, and yellow

  - Accent edges of torn paper and ridges with distress markers blurring with water

  - Splatter with Memory Mist in bright gold

The video I used to learn methods for adding accents and the bubble wrap technique is Accentuating Edges on YouTube from Vivian Keh.  Her blog is Contadina K.

Step 2 – Stencil three feathers with Perfect Pearl Mist and paint with Wild Honey Distress Stain

Step 3 – Heat emboss the edge of the canvas with Club Scrap Blue Satin Embossing Power and accent texture with Faded Jean Distress Stain.   I learned this one from following Words and Pictures.

Phase IV - Primary Design
Step 1 – Add Birds and Wire
- The "Birds on a Wire" image was enlarged from the Take Wing Digital Kit as a pattern
- Then the birds were cut out of from chipboard and heat embossed twice with Club Scrap Hematite Embossing Power
- Dimension was added by mount bird with Club Scrap black foam tape
- The wire and bird legs are a black cord with a fine wire core

Step 2   Add the "Take Wing Saying"

            – Emboss the saying in Club Scrap Hematite embossing power on the red velum
- Accent the letters with white Prima Fluid Chalk ink
- Underline the phrase with Weathered Wood Distress Marker and blend with water
Step 3 – Add layer and mount title block
- Tear blue and green print and accent edges with distress ink
- Layer and mount with Club Scrap black foam tape

Let me leave you with one last picture that shows the shine.  It took some time, but it was a lot of fun to "play" with the background texture and color until I was happy with it.   If you have not done it before I hope you will give it a try.

Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and for reading my post.  Here is a link to your next stop with Janet.  Also, here is a link back to the start at Club Scrap Creates. 

Happy Crafting!