Monday, September 29, 2014

Art Mini Canvas

Hello stampers! STAMPtember is almost over at Simon Says Stamp, I hope you have enjoyed it. For our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we are adding stamping as a finishing touch to projects.
My project for this week:
I made a little mini canvas (4 x 4 in) using stamps, ink, paint and a stencil. Stamping works for any project, big or small and just a little bit of stamping, such as the cracks here can add a great finishing touch to a project. 
I started by coating the canvas with gesso and when dry painted it with Antique Linen. I added some stencilling using Frayed Burlap and just a little bit of Broken China. For this project, I wanted to try doing all the stamping on a single piece of tissue paper, rather than to stamp the images on separate pieces and piece them together on the background. You have to use a permanent ink for this technique, I used Jet Black Archival Ink.
Paint a thin layer of glossy multi medium on the canvas and carefully place the tissue on top. Don't worry if it wrinkles a little. Paint another layer of multi medium on top of the tissue paper.
I painted the stamped images lightly with Distress Paint and also added some splatters with the Specks stencil. The edges were embossed with Ranger's Platinum Embossing Powder, using the Emboss-It Dabber to apply embossing ink first.
For her hair, I used Sprocket Gears and Mini Gears, all were altered with Distress Paint. Her face was also lightly painted with Distress Paint, especially Tattered Rose. 
A is for 'Art' and also the first letter of my name. I smeared Ranger's Embossing Paste through a stencil and painted it when dry.
I like the way the layers look with the paint, stencilling stamped tissue paper and then more paint.  

I also painted and added some embossing powder to the edges, for a finished look.
I hope you will join us this week, as every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy stamping!
Surfaces: canvas 4 x 4 in
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Nature Walk, Cracks & Specks, Classics #11, Tiny Things
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Ranger Emboss-It Dabber
Embossing powder: Ranger Platinum
Stencils: Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous: Latticework, Schoolhouse
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Sprocket Gears, Mini Gears, Philosophy Tags, Long Fasteners


  1. Beauty!! Love the effect you created with tissue paper and paints!! WOW

  2. Really gorgeous...I love this, what a fun stamping month it has been.Thanks for all the brilliant inspiration here

  3. Gorgeous! I love the effect of the layered tissue. Fantastic canvas!

  4. I love the stamping on tissue paper ... I've been playing around with this idea myself lately. Wonderful canvas Anna-Karin! -- Mary Elizabeth

  5. Oh my goodness! Love love LOVE the metallic edging on this piece! Very cool!

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  6. Oh my! So very pretty Anna-Karin! The gold detail looks fantastic! Love the rustic / patina look!

  7. Beautiful, Anna-Karin! I LOVE all the details you put into this piece! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love your gorgeous canvas, Anna-Karin. All the details are just amazing. :)

  9. Stunning canvas, Anna-Karin! So clever to stamp on tissue paper first! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

  10. I love this canvas, every details! Stunning! Barbarayaya

  11. This is just gorgeous, Anna-Karin! As always, there are so many details to look at and I adore the embossed edge, it just gives a beautiful antique feel to the canvas! :)

  12. So many lovely little details here (as always). I especially love the embossed metallic edges and I thought the color palette was striking. Your art always makes me look twice and admire the woman behind all those fabulous ideas!

  13. i love this technique with the tissue and the stamping! gorgeous as always!

  14. Your work constantly astounds me. It's just one stunning project after the other. I bet you have more talent in your little pinky than most other artist have in their whole body. Thank you for sharing your projects, because they always give me such great inspiration!


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