6 November 2016

See Possibility Everywhere

Hi everyone and welcome! With lots going on here there hasn't been a whole lot of time to share my art on the blog - time to put that right today with my latest canvas using Distress Paints to the max and salvaged finds...


The base of this canvas had a covering of rough texture paste applied unevenly before I started with the paint. It's been a joy learning more about creating depth in colour and pattern with this Seth Apter online course (highly recommended). I took time to get the 12 layers of Distress Paint and gesso - yes, 12!!! - to a place I was happy with, starting (believe it or not) with black and working though to white highlights. Though not immediately apparent, there's almost the entire range of brown and purple shades in there, a couple of which have been used more prominently in the stamping (Ground Espresso) and on the rusty elements (Aged Mahogany and Seedless Preserves).



The lighter Distress Paint colours were also used on some separate paper which was then die cut and layered over similarly cut kraft card, creating dimensional Crocheted Lace onto which I could tie the salvaged rusted pieces. Rust Alcohol Ink and water drips highlighted their design on the finished canvas. The large polished glass stone has been hanging around here forever waiting for a home. This and the smaller glass beads provided a perfect contrast to the aged metal and prompted me to use coordinating burlap string and fuse wire to wrap the metal.



Whilst the stamped numbers from the Tim Holtz Sideshow set added pattern and structure to the design I really wanted something more to add meaning to the finished canvas. Some Remnant Rubs were perfect for the job as they layer beautifully over the most uneven of surfaces and are easily bonded with Matte Distress Collage Medium. Tim is right you know, there really is possibility everywhere...


This fits well with the following challenges;




Hope you've enjoyed seeing my latest canvas. I'm back on Wednesday for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge - hope you can join me for that. Meantime, whatever you're up to this weekend, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx

36 comments:

  1. WOW Jenny, this is brilliant and 12 layers - wowser you have patience!!!

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  2. Gorgeous textural piece, adore the finds you added and the rusty elements. Fantastic background and design Jenny. Love this. Tracy x

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  3. OMGoodness. This is simple stunning. Love the yummy texture and eclectic elements on this canvas. I especially love the dripping rust. Looking forward to a master class.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  4. Super stunning! Jenny Just LOVE that background- oh my, those colours and texture - to die for !! And those hand crafted elements are fabulous.
    Hugs x

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  5. Gorgeous rustic piece!! Wow...12 layers of paint is incredible!

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  6. FABULOUS Jenny - so abstract and rustic with a touch of glam... sooo INTRIGUING and FUN. LOVE this! Xj.

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  7. Jenny, I could just sit here and look at this for ages... I am so intrigued by all the layers you added - the texture is exquisite, the colours are wonderful and your wrapped rusted elements are stunning, especially having the rust look like it has permeated onto the backing... The polished stone is a lovely touch. My new favourite....

    Whilst I am here, thanks so much for joining in our 'Rustic Glam' challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne xxx

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  8. Oh Jenny, what an amazing piece of art, definitely ticking all the boxes for me, the neutral palette built up beautifully with all those fantastic layers and then rusty nails on those crocheted lace pieces....stunning!!! LOVE This!!!! Ruth xxx

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  9. Jenny this is gorgeous, I love the rust and the lace and you can see the depth of colour in the texture. A real stunner xx

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  10. WOW this is stunning Jenny! Love the design and texture.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. Wow Jenny! This is amazing (well, actually more than amazing!) I love that it has all that fabulous texture….and 12 layers!!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  12. absolutely amazing Jenny - wow!!!!!

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  13. Wow wow wow! This piece is really amazing... 12 layers... wonderful! Love everything about this project! barbara

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  14. What a fabulous mix of elements and such a creative design Jenny, love the textured background and clever wrapping of the metal pieces. Have a great week xxx

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  15. Another great piece, Jenny!

    And obviously another online class from Seth Apter to check out! lol
    The layers were all important as they helped form something with such depth and character! Wow!

    Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xxx

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  16. Oh, yes, the Rustic Glam is clear and present in your lovely abstract art! And this is definitely my new favorite of yours! The texturing on the base is wonderful and perfect to lay those rusted found pieces on. The touch of 'lace' is a perfect foil to the rusted! Wow! This is a masterpiece! I am in love. Thank you for sharing it with us at Anything But Cute--it is perfect for our Rustic Glam theme! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  17. I am BLOWN AWAY! And apparently speechless, since I can't even describe how much I love this. One of my favorite canvases EVER!

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  18. Stunningly beautiful - from the background to the rusty embellishments. I really really love this masterpiece. Jennie x

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  19. I've pinned this textural beauty! OH MY WORD...wonderful just wonderful!

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  20. Hi Jenny...your piece is wonderful...texture, rust and shabby. Truly lush! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this November.

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  21. Loads of patience putting this together and so tgime consuming but hey was all worth it hun. Fabulous - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  22. My goodness .. this is simply amazing!! The more you look, the more detail you see. Love everything about this .. the colour, the texture, the design .. everything just blends together into the most awesome canvas. Love, love, love this Jenny!!!!

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  23. Absolutely stunning Jenny, oh I so love those colours!! Love, love, love!!! Oh and thanks to the link to Seth's tut!

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  24. I love everything about this piece. The texture, the muted color palette, the composition, the dimensional elements, and that rust!

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  25. Oh jenny, I was blown away when I saw this on Bloglovin' and when I came to investigate I spent forever reading over and over your journey with this canvas. It is fantastic! The colours and textures are wonderful and I love how you have married the rust and the glass. Ab Fab without a doubt!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  26. WOW Jenny! This is stunning! 12 layer of distress - such patience, but it was well worth it. Love all the textures on this project.
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Creative Artiste. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Hugs,
    Bev (DT) xx

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  27. Amazing Jenny, incredible textures and the rusted embellishments are amazing, this is fabulous! Deb xo

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  28. Großartig, eine tolle Arbeit, ich bin sehr beeindruckt !
    Du hast ein ansprechendes Kunstwerk geschaffen, mein Respekt .
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

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  29. I love your layers, they really do make for a wonderfully detailed piece of art. Love it.

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  30. Oh my goodness, Jenny, this is spectacular!! The texture is amazing!! I love the rusted elements and every single detail you added!! Wow!! What a stunning project!! Thanks so much for playing along at Anything But Cute for our Rustic Glam challenge!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  31. Thank you for joining our challenge at SASPC with your make. I love the whole canvas the texture, rustiness, a lovely piece of art. x

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  32. Just amazing Jenny!! I love all the textures and layers. Thanks so much for playing with us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  33. Amazing and spectacular rusty art, Jenny! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Challenge this month!

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  34. Beautiful Industrial work! I admire all these rusty shades!
    Thank you for sharing it at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges

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  35. Great Artwork, really an eyecatcher. I would like to hang it on my wall. Amazing!
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  36. Absolutely love this piece. Love the contrast of nice, glam with rust.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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