26 September 2013

Mixed Media Charity Canvas


Hi everyone hope you're all well today! Popping on to share a canvas that I've made as a charity raffle prize which was originally going to be modeled on my art book design here.

After going through my images I found this image which included a nurse which was perfect for the Macmillen cancer support charity coffee morning that a friend is holding. The image dictated the colour scheme and style which is very far away from the style of my original idea. I may still make a canvas based on the art book at some point as it's one of my favourite entries so far.


I painted my background first with a mixture of Williamsburg blue and Lemonade green Deco-art paints and then added the image by the gel transfer method. After that I took a Ronda Palazzari feather stencil and spread some glass bead paste through it around the edges fanning them out towards the canvas edges.


I did a bit of stamping around the canvas in black with a Kaisercraft music and script stamp and in white paint with a dictionary stamp then I went on to add a piece of wide lace that I'd sprintzed with colour and all the flowers.

Some of the flowers I made myself with the Tim Holtz tattered florals die and tyvek fabric which I coloured with the same blue paint as the background and shaped with heat.


There are lots of Frantage Embossing Enamels added around the canvas: aged gold, shabby white, aged red, aged black, shabby blue and I added a painted Ideology metal sentiment band at the bottom right.


I spritzed the canvas a little bit with some Dylusions spray inks, mainly the white dragged a bit of the Lemonade paint over the flowers here and there. I've also added some pearl pen pearls and inked around the edges and over the top of the canvas in black ink.

If you've read to the bottom of this post..............I like you very much :D. Enjoy your day.

23 comments:

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! la la... Chris, absolutely fabulous! I love all all all of your canvas. The frantage technique is just so lovely, The image appearing in the middle, just like in a dream, is beautiful. I loooooooove the flowers! Well, I say it is an eye candy, just so much beauty!
Have a wonderful day.
PS: Hope Downton Abbey episode was good... I can't wait.
Hugs.

Redanne said...

The image is wonderful Chris and so perfect for your canvas. The colours and design are simply gorgeous, love the beautiful flowers and the frantaging is superb, it adds such beautiful texture. A very lucky person will be delighted to receive this in the raffle. Gorgeous work! Hugs,, Anne x

Linda said...

Wow!!! Love this canvas, the colours are gorgeous and the attention to detail is amazing. What a fabulous raffle prize - someone is going to a very happy winner! xx

rachel said...

so beautiful Chris and such a worthwhile cause - somebody is going to be very lucky xx

Sue C said...

Absolutely stunning Chris ! Sue C x

Paty said...

Gorgeous detail Chris! Beautiful colors as well! i love the nurse you used.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Chris! This piece is STUNNING!!! I love the beautiful background! The texture and spritzing looks amazing! Pure eye candy!

Sandy said...

Chris your canvas is so beautiful - There will be a very lucky raffle winner!!
Sandy

cathylynn said...

Magnificent Chris!! Fabulous colors and textures. There is so much on this canvas to admire. You did a fantastic job and I love it all!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous texture and shine! Love the bright colors and flower!

Julie Gleeson said...

I love your work so much Chris, I am now following you! Cant wait to see what's next! Hugs Julie x

Only By His Grace said...

Really lovely Chris. Perfect for your charity raffle. I would love to win something like this.
The nurse picture looks awesome and the flowers are beautiful.
Hugs Maz

Sande Nosek said...

It is absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of Monet! I am a nurse and think it is perfect for your charity event!

Julie said...

A fantastic piece of work, you are very talented

Christina C. said...

I envy the lucky recipient of this magnificent work of art!!!! This is beyond amazing. So much to see and admire on this canvas. It is spectacular, Chris....there aren't enough superlatives to describe this beauty.

Gay Peplow said...

Woah! Fabulous canvas Chris, I love the dreamy quality here, beautiful colour use too :D I am fine and thank you for your visit, I hope all is good with you :D Hugs Gay xx

Tine said...

Gosh Chris, this is fabulous. Just love those colours & how generous to add this canvas to the cause too. Hope it was a great success - & that you didn't end up eating too much cake!
Tine :)

julieprice3 said...

This is stunning, love all the wonderful colours, so beautiful and such a lovely prize
Hugs Julie P

butterfly said...

I remember those pages well, one of my favourite makes in Craftyblogland ever, and this canvas is heading up there with them! What astounding texture and colour - unbelievably beautiful, Chris!
Alison xx

Carole C. said...

Chris your canvas looks gorgeous. I envy the person who won it in the raffle. The colours and textures are just beautiful.
Carole x

Laura said...

The best raffle prize to win!!! This is just AWESOME! You are amazing, such a great artist!

Hugs, Laura

Nicola said...

OMG Chris, WHAT a work of art!!! I adore your mixed media work and I could sit for ages looking at the detail (which is absolutely incredible btw!)and I love the effects that the Frantage gives...
Hugs Nicola xxx

Juls said...

wow wow wow this is amazing!!! Love it, so beautiful, such a romantic feel to it! Hugs Juls