Monday, March 25, 2013

Sentiment-al

Hi everyone,

It's Monday again and it's so nice that Simon Says Stamp and Show always a new challenge waiting for us. And this time, we get to play with sentiments, quote, sayings or phrases. In other words, use a sentiment  on our project. This gives the project so much more meaning. So I often use a sentiment.


For my project this week I used a small canvas that's 4 x 4 inches. And I went crazy again with a new technique which I really don't know the name of. It's ala Finnabair. It isn't completely new to me, because I've done this technique for the first time, two weeks ago. But I'm totally hooked.





First you bring texture, as in my case, corrugated cardboard, trimmings, bubble wrap, ball chain, wooden butterflies and modeling paste, and adhere that all down with Multi Medium Matte. Make sure that it is perfectly dry before you continue with the next step. You can use a heat tool, but be careful that you don't melt things that can melt. When it's completely dry, it's time to make everything white with gesso and a brush. If everything is white, make sure the gesso is completely dry. Then it's time to use the sprays to bring in some colors. You can use different kind of sprays, but I used Color Wash for this. I really like the intense colors. Because it is a small area I only used 2 different colors. This technique takes quite a lot of time because of the drying time. A heat tool is kinda a must. And after spraying is another moment to take out the heat tool. Then it's time for the highlights and lowlights. First do a bit of gesso on the brush and go very gently on the spots that you want to highlight and theb with the black spots that you want to lowlight. Again with gesso the places you want to hightlight.



The sentiment which I used is a stamp of Tim Holtz, and the sentiment is from Aldous Huxley. But it's so true. We need to think and act on what happens to and with us. Life is a really great gift and we need to embrace the chance we get with it.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

22 comments:

Petra said...

Mooi gedaan, moet ik denken aan d at canvas wat ik van je kreeg met halloween ...ik denk dat ik dit ook ga proberen...eerst nieuw esso halen want die is bijna op

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous canvas Sandra! Love the cool background you created and the colours are great. I had fun trying to spot the different items you used on the background.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sandra, what a gorgeous, textural piece. The colours are particularly eye catching. Love how you added corrugated card, trimmings, bubble wrap, adding so much texture and interest. This is one tactile piece, I love it Sandra. Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

Candy C said...

Sandra...this is amazing! I LOVE it and you've got me so curious! I have GOT to try this! I love the rich colors and the texture is amazing! Love everything about this.... Thanks for sharing how you did it....I know that I'm going to try this afternoon! :) <3 Candy

Ria Gall said...

what a fantastic canvas I love all that texture and layers and the colours you have used are wonderful. This is a great piece of art
Ria

Mikaela said...

beautiful canvas! love the texture and color!!

Annie said...

What marvellous textures you have created Sandra x I love the colours used and the sentiment is so true. Happy Monday

Annie x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Neat project & beautiful quote! I love the layering and the colors :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous canvas, I love those little chunky canvases. The colors and textures are really nice, I love what you did and the sentiment is great.
Have a nice day,
Kelly

GrĂ¡inne said...

What a gorgeous canvas. Just love the colors and how they're going and blending together ... the texture is awesome, too. Love it! Suzanne

May said...

Gorgeous canvas, Love this Technique the background is fabulous & perfect colours & textures... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Leintje* said...

Prachtig die kleuren zo!!! Alle laagjes en texturen is echt helemaal jouw ding geworden. Super mooi werk san, ik krijg gelijk zin om ook aan de slag te gaan!!

Liefs, leintje*

Terry said...

Sandra, I so love this canvas and I do mean LOVE!!! That background is wonderful and I love how you colored and all the findings! I love this so much that I am going to give this a try!!!! Hugs!

Norma Gomez said...

This is gorgeous! I love your take on the technique because I've seen it done mostly in a monochromatic color palette. I really like the variation in colors, gorgeous!! I may have to give this technique a try ;D

butterfly said...

Such fabulous colour and texture - love how you've made the technique your own... and it's one of my favourite quotes too!
Alison x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the texture in this piece. Blessings!

Suzanne C said...

Love the layers of textures and how you blended the colors in. Beautiful canvas! Love the effect.

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm loving your rich colors and texture, Sandra. A gorgeous make!

Anita Houston said...

So cool Sandra! The colors are beautiful and all the layers of stuff are so fun...so much to see! COOL work!

Maura said...

Wow!!! What fabulous dimension you have created!! Love Finnabair :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

fabulous use of that technique! Now I want to go have a try :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy said...

Absolutely grand!! It looks to me like you have textures down pat. Wonderful colors and texture!!
Sandy