Sunday, 15 January 2017

Some Finished WIPS...

so, following on from my WOYWW post, a couple of the pieces are now finished.  (well the arch canvas was finished already but I am sharing some details of how it was done)

Sadly I only took one photo of the beginning stages , and had already added the black modelling paste through the stencil by then.

the canvas is about 9 1/2 by 11/12 inches and is one of those flat canvas boards (from The Works)

I had added various brown Fresco chalk paints - all kinds of colours, to get some shading  I can't remember what colours though now...

 once the stencilled windows were in place and thoroughly dry, I added some die-cut bats on black card


I took a Paperartsy stencil for some grassy effects at the bottom. I wanted more texture, so mixed a couple of green Frescos (Wintergreen and something else!) with some matt 3d gel
 I used a heavy gel glue to fix the bats and left the wings of the larger ones proud of the canvas for more dimension - though you can't really tell from the angle of the photos, sorry!
closer look at the greenery
at the top, I mixed some art stones into some 3d gel coloured with French Roast fresco paint



Now need to find something to fix it to hang up somewhere...












the other project I finished, is the big A4 journal page.
 I don't have any pictures (other than the one I shared on Wednesday) of the starting point of this page...



Lots of blue Frescos, stamps (Seth Apter circle-y ones) texture stencilling (originally with heavy gesso, top right, middle left and bottom right) under the Frescos  In some of the stencilled circles I have stamped some Prima circle-y stamps and some more stencilled dots


I stamped the Prima girl on some tissue paper and coloured her from behind with Frescos and some butterflies, (also Prima) on white card stock and fussy cut them and painted them
 added some splatters in black and white

the sentiments are from Prima too.
 I used slightly brighter, translucent shades for the butterflies (Southern Skies and Glass Blue)










I also added some more stencilled circles in a couple of places, using Finnabair's Light Paste, which picks up the colours underneath so it blends in again.
Hope you like these, I had lots of fun with both of these projects.
Edit.  as prompted by Alison, I am sharing with A Vintage Journey "going round in circles"

18 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Helen! lovely works and gat pics...I completely missed WOYWW, just feeling my head is above the surface now and these are a sight for sore eyes! Bet you're really pleased with em., really love the Range of Frescos.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love both but the dimension on your bats are in the belfry is just amazing!

sam21ski said...

Gosh you have been busy for you, two pieces in one day - hey, love them both xx

donna garner said...

Two fabulous pieces Helen, such attention to detail. Love the monochrome approach and sentiment of your journal page.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Helen these are great! I love the stencilled windows and the journal page is gorgeous. Fab makes. Sez x

Miriam said...

These are fabulous Helen. I particularly love the stencilled windows

Etsuko Noguchi said...

These are so stunning!! Windows page is so dimensional, love the depth layers and colours butterflies page. xx

craftimamma said...

Two fabulous projects here Helen. There's lots of texture and atmosphere in the canvas and I love that windows stencil. The journal page is just lovely. Love all the pretty blues and again with all the layers there's lots of depth.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those arches are incredible. I love them. They look so dimensional and true to form. I was super impressed. I also like the butterflies and Prima girl.

You have been incredibly busy, and I don't just LIKE them, I LOVE them!!

Sue said...

Wow Helen, these are fabulous! I love your moody black stencilling, and your Finn piece is so pretty. Have a great week xx

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous projects, I love the journal page.

butterfly said...

Two absolute knock-outs, Helen. The stonework looks simply amazing - so effective with all those layers of brown-greys and then the bold black stencilling to create the relief spaces around the craggy stones. It looks fabulous. Going to have to look into that stencil now - enabler! And the blue page is magical - full of depth and detail and such beautiful blues. Just so lovely with the butterflies dancing over the layered circles. I hope you'll share it with us on A Vintage Journey where we're Going Round in Circles.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

These are both fantastic pages Helen!

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Helen , these are amazing. Not keen on bats but will make an exception! Xxx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, thought I'd better pop back as I nearly missed this, just been a bit busy!!!!! Beautiful! Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Seth said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the depth you have achieved in each one.

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely pieces Helen! Love the shades of blue and all the wonderful circle stampings on your 2nd piece! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

butterfly said...

Delighted you stopped by to join in... Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x