Saturday, January 17, 2015

Vintage Texture Collage

Happy Weekend everyone, I hope you are doing well.  It's a snowy day here.

I have something different to show today, a textured collage on a 8 x 10 canvas.  I think this was inspired by Finnabair or maybe from what I've seen at blogs and/or Pinterest.   I'm drawn to vintage designs, but I don't create them often.

I struggled a little with this.  At one point it was brown and blue and the end result is after a few layers of Gesso to 'start over'.   

  • light molding paste with and without using stencils
  • gel medium
  • lace
  • flourish die cuts (Tim Holtz)
  • drywall tape
  • metal embellishments, buttons and rhinestones
  • Silks acrylic glaze
  • Acrylic paint
  • Gesso
  • Dylusions inks - purple and turquoise
  • Stickles
  • silver embossing enamel
  • the vintage photo is one that I found on Pinterest, it did say 'free printable'.
I started with a collage of paper to create depth but it got lost under everything else. 

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh WOW Shirley it looks like you have had a really fun time making this stunning piece of art. I love the colours and the textures, also the gorgeous image you've used. What would we do without Gesso. A snow day seem to be the ideal day for staying in the warm and crafting to me. Have a great weekend.

Sue xx

brenda said...

I am so pleased you persevered with this Shirley because the finished piece is an absolute delight and the fusion of colours and the little hints of gold beautiful.

Keep warm in the snowy weather - we have just a sprinkling today.

B x

maria's knutselplezier said...

You don't have to apologize dear Shirley , your Art work is stunning!!! I really love it and as you said, it let me think about Finnabair, , it 'is gorgious, great colours, great details, it's just the way it has to be!!!I LOVEit!!


Rosie said...

Wow, Shirley again a gorgeous piece of art.

Have a wonderful weekend

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely textured project, Shirley. Loving the colors you have used. Beautiful composition.

Jeannette said...

wow sirley,amazing art work,just fantastic,love the lialc and beautiful image and texture.
happy weekend.

hugs jeannette

froebelsternchen said...

AMAZING canvas Shirley ... feminine and soft and wonderful!

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it! Hugs, Valerie

kaybee said...

It may have been a bit of a struggle, but it was worth it! Beautiful - I love all the materials you've used to create that texture.

Pat said...

This is stunning Shirley and the colours and textures are beautiful and it was worth persevering with it as it has turned out to be a wonderful piece of work. x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Oh, Shirley, how beautiful. I showed it to my boyfriend and he thought it was pretty too. I wish I had the talent to create things as lovely as you do. I really need to experiment some more.

Unknown said...

Loved your work. What did you put the collage on? It looks like paper but how thick is it or did you do it on canvas. I love doing textured work but can't seem to do the spray inks right. Any suggestions?

Greta said...

Oh Shirley--this is just stunning! You are an artist & I love the colors you ended up with!

Wendy said...

So pretty Shirley! The colours are beautiful and I love all the texture and layers of flowers, fabulous! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Xxx

chrissie said...

This is stunning Shirley and you have added so much texture to make it beautiful

Love Chrissie

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, this is such a beautiful vintage creation! Would love to have the time to start such a project! I wish we had some snow here too, the weather is very depressive here. The little man is very disappointed that it is still no winter with snow and iceskating! xxMiranda

Unknown said...

Struggled ... start over with a few layers of gesso ... no matter what Shirley your end creation is simply divine. Bring on more "Vintage" is what I say sweets. x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful....Love this lovely detailed creation....xx
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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Yvonne, I've just added to my post, this collage is on a 8x10 canvas. I just play around with the inks and use water and paper towel to blot off if necessary. Thanks for stopping by :)

Margik said...

Very very beautiful, Shirley! Love the textures and all fabulous embellishments you've added. Love the colours too.
Hugs, Mar

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Shirley. Just love it! Di xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a lovely browns anymore, but I think these colours are all the details on this canvas, Shirley!
Enjoy....Alie :-)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous canvas Shirley, love the colours and the beautiful textures, Cathy x

Donna Ellis said...

ARG! I just lost my whole comment! (temper tantrum thrown, and I will now strive to rewrite) LOL.

Shirley, when the photo of your project popped up, I inhaled deeply and sighed - it is INCREDIBLE. Loving every tiny element, every texture, every hint of color, every bit of your masterpiece is gorgeous. Although it likely would have been beautiful in the more subdued brown tones, the colors you ultimately achieved are amazing - I love them. Your entire project turned out beautifully. Thank you for explaining how you achieved the textures, and which products were used. Lovely! hugs, de

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty!

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG, I nearly missed this one, - it's stunning!!!!! Amazing colours and design, and like I said before, I love your step by steps. The result is incredible, you could never tell you had struggled with this one!

Gerrina said...

What a sweetie!! Love all the texture and the delicious ( :) ) colours! Something to look at and cheer up from! Have a good week, Gerrina

~*~Patty S said...

Your layers of paint and gesso really made your canvas so rich and gorgeous Shirley!
Beautiful textures and precious girl too.

MaryH said...

I'm adding my WOW right along with the other commenters...this is awesome. You do Vintage just as wonderfully well as you do the spray backgrounds. I'm loving the textures and the soft colors around the frame. The printable is just perfect with the embellies you've selected. Of course I'm very partial to the use of buttons too, and so pretty with the flowers. The way you've added the paper layers looks very 'lace like', and the flourish with the buttons & flowers is so pretty. Well done! I had an interesting time reading through your supply list. WTGo. TFS & Hugs

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wow beautiful art, with beautiful textures and colors. Janny