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February Scrapaholix project 2 (canvas) by Louise Crosbie

February Scrapaholix project 2 (canvas) by Louise Crosbie

Hi everyone.
I have done my second project that uses the February Scrapaholix kit. I know it doesn’t look like it at first glance but let me share how it was made and you will see.
1. Firstly I tore some random bits from the papers to fit roughly onto my canvas. 
2. I glued them down then went over the canvas with gesso. I concentrated more on the edges of the paper to make the ridges less obvious and left a lot of the paper showing through.
3. When it had dried I added some patches of crackle texture using a palette knife. 
4. The dried crackle.
5. I begin to build up layers of paint in greens, turquoise and rust colours. 
6. Strips of paper from the monthly kit add more layers.
Some patina paste and metallic waxes were added to the metal embellishments and rust paste added around some areas. 
I continued to build up layers of paints and mediums till I was happy with it then started adding my embellishments and finally the photo (of my husband in one of his steampunk outfits). The Tim Holtz frames come with a vintage look already but I took it further and it has also been distressed and coloured.
The final project has quite nice depth from all the layers.
Thanks again for reading. If you have any questions about the project or general craft questions that you think I might be able to answer, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Louise x
Supply list:
Dritz: Cheese cloth
Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Gesso (white): Large or Small.
Finnabair, Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance Wax:  Mystic turquoise
Finnabair, Art Alchemy Metallique:Vintage gold
Finnabair Art Alchemy Matte Wax: Green Patina
Finnabair Art Extravagence: Rust paste
Finnabair Mechanicals: rusty pocket watches. Woodland leaves, Mini Hardware,
Ranger; Distress Ink: Vintage photo
Ranger Distress oxides: Faded Jeans.

Other supplies.
Acrylic paint: Turquoise, Quinacridone Gold, Green, white.
Metal embellishments from my personal stash.
Tim Holtz base board frame (from scrapaholix monthly kit)
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Anonymous - February 26, 2021

Thanks ladies.
I would love to encourage you to start playing around with some mixed media. You won’t look back but it does take a bit of getting used to. Start simple and on test items. Spare bits of wood or card. And if ever you have any questions that I might be able to help with, please just give me a shout on my Facebook page (Zuzu’s Petals altered art’n’stuff). Always happy to help where my limited skills allow.

Sue - February 26, 2021

This looks cool. Love how you have created something different from papers by using other products. Note to self… try pastes & waxes 😁👍🏻

Anonymous - February 25, 2021

Fabulous project, I love the distressed look and colours… must try mixed media as it’s such a cool effect

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