Thursday 19 May 2016

Whale canvas for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you have been enjoying Leonie's shows today on Hochanda. There have been some fabulous techniques and demos. If you have missed any you can catch up for 7 days on Hochanda's website.

Before I get onto my canvas I'd like to say 'welcome' to another new follower (yes, another one since this morning's post, how exciting is that?). While I'm at it I'd like to say 'Thank You' to all my followers for supporting me and leaving such lovely comments, it's means such a lot to me.

Anyway, enough mushy stuff - you want to see my canvas.

 To start off my scene I painted a 6x6 canvas (from Clarity) with chalk paints. These are verrrrryy expensive paints (not!). They are 50p clearance testers from Wickes DIY store :D

I also painted some of Sheena's stamping card for layering up later on.

Next I stamped the wings from the 'Kaleidoscope Dreams' set with Versamark just under the water line and sprinkled on Classic Pewter embossing powder from Stamp n Stuff. I rubbed off the powder from the part where the wings join so it looks more like a whale's tail

After heat setting this I sprinkled on some Chunky White Deep Impressions embossing enamel from Stampendous. I used a low speed heat gun (it looks like a hairdryer) from about 10-12 inches to melt the granules so they did not fly off the canvas.

Next I brayered some white acrylic paint onto a teflon mat and used this as the 'ink pad' for the cloud and seagull stamps. I filled in the clouds a little with more white and also coloured in the wings/tail.

I added a bit of definition to the seagulls with the fine tip of a black spectrum aqua pen and also filled in the tips and centre of the tail with the brush end.

 I embossed one of the painted pieces of card I made earlier with the Wood Grain folder from Crafters Companion and cut along one of the contours to give it a more natural shape.

After adding a bit more Chunky White embossing enamel this was then glued on to the bottom half of the canvas to give the impression of waves.

I added a second wave layer for extra dimension and then mounted the whole thing onto an 8x8 canvas before attaching tiny shells around the edge with Glossy Accents

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Shopping Our Stash #252 - Sounds of the Sea (shells from stash)
Tuesday Throwdown #294 Embossing
 We Love 2 Create #10 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Crafting for all Seasons  #126 Add Some Embossing
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge #14 "Anything Goes"
Sparkles Forum Challenges # 80 Animal Magic
Creative Fingers #109 Anything Goes (always)

Don't forget my teamies JaneElaine and Nick will have some more samples to show you and Leonie will be posting more inspiration on her blog too.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you'll drop in again soon :)
Katrina x


Donna Mosley said...

LOVE your stunning samples Katrina, especially this one. It is so gorgeous.

Donna x

Sarah said...

Wow...another stunning piece Katrina and such an inventive way to use wings!! xx

Tracy Welham said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I saw it on the show, and of course I jsut had to order the stamps. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Angie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
Angie DT

Olga Fink said...

This is so fantastic!!
xoxo Olga

hollyberry said...

Thought that this was beautiful when I saw it on the shows. Thank you for taking us through how you made it.

Simply Angelic Crafts said...

Gorgeous project hunni thanks for joining in the fun with us, hugs Aly xxx

Claire said...

Beautiful canvas and a really clever use of that stamp! Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' challenge at We Love 2 Create
Claire xx

Sue Crease said...

This is just lovely. I hope you have sent her a peek at your project? Thanks for joining in over at Ecletic Ellapu this week.
Sue DT

Mimi said...

This is beautiful... saw it at SOS. Way to go! Lots of elements!

Anonymous said...

This is so fabulous! I love that you made this into a whale's tail! Loving the white acrylic paint, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

My Scrap Pages and Cards said...

Love your canvas, such a awesome subject, love the whales tail
thanks for joining our challenge over at
Debbie DT

Unknown said...

Fabulous canvas, the paint effect looks great. Love all the seashells too, they bring it all to life. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges xx

Unknown said...

The wood grain embossing as waves and the white embossing enamel really make your canvas pop; it looks fantastic!
Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu’s May challenge!

-DT NieNie

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful project. Love the design and thank you for showing us how you did the technique. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT