Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tim's Tattered Floral Challenge

Hi everyone,

So cool that Tim is hosting a different kind of challenge. The Tattered Floral challenge. I'm sure you already figured out that with this challenge you must use the Tattered Florals die in any way whatsoever. He also has asked some of his designer friends to join in the fun and they have really made ​​some pretty inspirational stuff! Of course I also want to join this challenge and I'm so very happy I can because I just happen to have that die.



Recently I saw this amazing video that Drew did making gorgeous album with an amazing technique and I immediately want to try this out myself. It is ala Finnabair and I so love her work! Too bad I can not go to her workshop when she is in the Netherlands in May. That weekend I'm in Paris with my girlfriends. Hmm, bit of a luxury problem I guess...



Anyway back to my canvas. After watching the video I was very surprised that I didn't realize how it works. Although I don't think I ever figure that I should make it all white ... Okay, let me shed some light on how I did it. First  applied lots of texture and adhere it down with Multi Medium. I don't have any patience for waiting till it's dry, so I used my heat tool to speed up the drying process. Then I painted everything white with gesso. Again dried everything with the heat tool. The next step and the most fun part of it, is to spray the Color Wash sprays. Dry thoroughly once again and pat off excess color when you think it's to dark. When it's all dry make some highlight with gesso, repeat it with some black paint and again with the gesso. I love the colors it gets and lots of depth in those colors. So intense and wonderfully mysterious.



To give the Tattered Floral a bit more texture I cut another layer out of burlap and bubble wrap. I was very surprised that the bubbles that weren't cut still survived the pressure of the vagabond! With drying it with the heat tool it kinda shrunken, but still a pretty nice texture effect.





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

Hugs,
Sandra

22 comments:

Buttons said...

Love what you've done here Sandra. The colours are really intense and not everyone is brave enough to do that. For my taste it works! Hugs, Jenny x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic texture and colour. Wonderful piece and tattered floral. Tracy x

Sanja Grdinić said...

I admire Your work!

Kelly Neis said...

This is a stunning piece of work Sannie! I love what you did, so many details and layers. The colors are perfectly mushed together and into the texture of your papers. You did a great job on it!! I also love Finnabair's work so I am going to watch the video. Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs Kelly

Michelle Webb said...

Oooh I love this Sannie. I love all this texture, and the colours too. All the embellishments are brilliant too.Michelle x

Maria said...

Sannie, this is wickedly cool!! Love your use of Tim's Tattered Florals and just how beautiful your project turned out. Very well done!! :)

Sandy said...

Hey Sandra - one of the best pieces you have EVER made. Don't have time to watch the video tonight - another time. Please excuse this grandmother but I don't know who or what Finnabair is. But I promise you I will find out!!! I am so sorry you HAVE to go to Paris!!! You did one heck of a good job with this kid - I think it is time for you to start giving lessons!!
Sandy

Anita Houston said...

PINNING this beauty! Love the colors you choose here to make your Finnabair-ish canvas! Great tattered florals too!

Angelica said...

So cool with the buble wrap layer.
Love the colors!!

Patricia said...

OH WAUW wat GAAF!!!!!!!!
Echt PRACHTIG gemaakt Sandra, mooie kleuren en details!!!!
Deze ga je toch wel ophangen???? haha
Gr Patricia

Deborah said...

An absolute stunner!

Norma Gomez said...

Very cool project, love that you used bubble wrap for the flowers. I so wanna play in Tim's challenge but just hadn't had the time yet. Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing your process.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! Love the colors and textures, an amazing piece of art.

Petra said...

Wat een dimenties zitten hierin zeg!!

Bella said...

Thanks for the link to the video, I just watched that and understand your process better! I love what you did with the flower!

BA said...

wonderful canvas
xoxo BA

Tracey-B said...

I love your project and must check out the video. I love Anna's style too which is probably what made your photo stand out in the crowd. x

eri*doodle said...

Love how your flowers turned out. Must, must, must try the bubble wrap technique. Beautiful canvas.

Take a peek at my Tattered Floral entries:
Rose Box - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/03/tattered-florals-vintage-rose-box.html
and
Lunch Bag rose - http://eridoodle.blogspot.com/2013/02/tim-holtz-tattered-florals-die-challenge.html

Best of luck in the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge.
-Pam

Laurart said...

Amazing! Very inspiring! I am going to have to have a go at doing this - watching the video now! Lots of love from Laura xxxxx

Drycha said...

Stunning grungy piece!!! Love Your work and all these distressed details :)

Marjie Kemper said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Sandra! I've wanted to make one of these ala Finn for a long time, too. I love how you used the TH dies as the focus. It's gorgeous, girlie! Off to pin...

Terry said...

How did I miss this?????????????? OMG, I am over here drooling over how amazing this is. I so am going to try this. Absolutely gorgeous canvas! Hugs and make those big warm ones!