Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Drunken Stampers Throwdown

You may have read on the blog, facebook or twitter that the Drunken Stampers are participating in the Design Team Throwdown Challenges on SMEARED AND SMUDGED
The first challenge was won by HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE and they picked the theme for the second challenge - faux finishes.

Be sure to stop by the DRUNKEN STAMPERS BLOG to check out all the projects made by the Drunken Stampers design team. If you'd like to help us win a challenge (which would be awesome!!) sign up over on Smeared and Smudged and vote for us!

So here's my project...way out of my comfort zone here, I have never painted a canvas in my life...but I have to tell you it was soooo messy and sooooo much fun!! I think I will try some more (might as well since I bought some paints right???).

Believe it or not, I actually started with the tag, knowing I wanted to do some sort of faux metal, and this is what it morphed into. I wrapped the tag in tinfoil then ran it through the CB a few times to get nice deep impressions. Then I used brown and black acrylic paint to make the tinfoil look less shiny.Here's a closer look at the faux metal:

Next I got a white 5x7 canvas and painted it a mish mash of black and brown trying to get a vintage / antiquey kind of look. Next I cut and frayed the burlap, that stuff is an SOB to try and stick to canvas!!! I used some stray bits of the burlap for the "ribbon" on the tag.

For the trucks, I added distress stains (black soot, gathered twigs and mustard seed) directly to the stamps, stamped them on watercolour paper and fussy cut them out. I like that all three came out a bit different, I was attempting to get a faux photo look here (OK so I made that up). Here's a closer look:

Lastly I added the filmstrip ribbon on the left and the letters on the right and TA DA, my first canvas, altered art, mixed media thingy.

canvas, acrylic paints and sponge brushes (Dollarama), burlap (from a Scraptures card kit), kraft tag (Michaels), tinfoil, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon, Tim Holtz distress stains (black soot, mustard seed and gathered twigs), watercolour paper, Tim Holtz idea-ology alpha tiles, Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous stamp set - The Journey 

Thanks for lookin!!


Chris Dring said...

A absolutely adore your canvas, mixed media, altered art thingy! You rocked your first painted canvas! I hope you try it again!

mark gould said...

Very cool. I love all the elements and textures. Burlap is a b***h isn't it lol. Ill look forward to the future canvases x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I think working on canvas is your new medium! Looks fabulous and very antique-y and aged! Great faux metal and faux vintage photograph techniques, too! Let me know if you're interested in my steampunk skull. He'll just collect dust at my house.
Good luck in the throw down!

Steamy Nails said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Love the different textures <3

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