Hello my friends!
I have been able to spend extra time on crafting, while the hubby is away the wife plays, lol!!
I wanted to make some artwork for my home but there is very minimal wall space for it and I do not want to overwhelm the areas. My husband planned our home this way, little area for decorating and he succeeded. lol
In the living room we have beige walls and so this needed to have a pop of color as well as to be subdued so to blend in the tiny room. I apologize for my photo it keeps casting yellow so this is the best I can get it. I included a brief photo tutorial on what I did.
It is 2 canvases 16x20 inches each that I put together. The chipboard in the middle are 2 old fashioned water pumps that I put the spouts together, my hubby thinks he should have lived in the 1800's so this was appropriate for the canvas. The O and E are made from chipboard barbered wire.
Here you can see the Tim Holtz Postage Tissue that I modge podged onto the canvas and let it wrinkle. I made the L and V with the Prima Texture paste shown below and put some under the barb wire too. I also used a Golden molding paste to make crackle texture with a mask here and there.
I sprayed the chipboard and canvas with these 2 Prima Bloom Colors
Here is the canvas after spraying the color bloom
To blend I used Martha Stewart paint in Linen for the background and the color Charcoal for the letters.
After the paint and texture paste dried I sprinkled some Prima Mica powder in Rust around the canvas and brushed it in.
This is the result after applying Mica powder and a few strokes of Linen paint again.
Under the barbed wire chipboard is texture paste and I blended the 2 color bloom sprays together and it created a sanded rusty look.
Don't tell my hubby that I did all this messy painting on our new granite in the kitchen, lol. It cleans up perfectly. That is what happens when he is away, no cooking just crafting in the kitchen. lol
I hope you all have a great day!!