Saturday, June 22, 2013

Under His Wings

I've created this 6"x6" canvas
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I painted the canvas first with Tim Holtz Distress Stain (brushed corduroy, vintage photo, frayed burlap) then added a few layers of torn book paper, tissue paper, and Ideology Tissue Wrap. As you glue the paper with Mod Podge, it activates the stains so the color is over as well as under the papers. 
Next I mixed the same stains with heavy gel medium and applied it to the canvas front and left side through the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Brick Wall stencil. I colored heavy gel medium with Liquitex acrylic paint in unbleached titanium and a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in vintage photo and applied it through the Crafters Workshop #195 Brocade stencil.
The bird is canvas by Little Yellow Bicycle and I colored it with Faber Castell Big Brush India Ink markers. The markers were also used to highlight the raised areas created by the stencils and fill in any areas where more color was needed. 
The handle is from the hardware store, it was bright shiny silver 'till I put gesso all over it and colored it with Faber Castell Big Brush India Ink markers
The charms are by Cousin and Bead Landing. 
Stamping and inking with Staz-On inks and acrylic paint create more depth and the addition of a favorite bible verse finishes off this piece.
I hope you are inspired to make a monochromatic project and enter it at eclectic Paperie. Be sure to hop over and check out all the entries.
Thanks for looking!
I appreciate your comments!


sandee said...

Love your work and the attention to detail is awesome! Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Anita Houston said...

At first glance I thought this was a! This canvas is positively glorious, and the scripture perfect! I LOVE the brick and scroll embossed like you've done and in these so so gorgeous! The bird is wonderful as well! I must PIN this!!!

Annette Green said...

Oh my gosh, I was just about to say the same thing as Anita. I thought it was a basket purse at first. What a genius idea to use a canvas and that wooden handle from the hardware store is perfect. Great project!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Really well done,that bird looks fab.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh my goodness, I could just stare at this for ages. It is so warm and peaceful. Very inspiring both because of the art and the message. I love the texture and the various tones on the background. It's very rich and touchable-looking. The bird looks lovely and the handle is a delightful touch.

Kim said...

Teresa - This makes me giddy! It's beautiful! What an amazing, one-of-a-kind project! LOVE!!