Friday, January 25, 2019

A Vintage Canvas Finally Done...

This piece has finally come together. It was pleasing to my eye, but dark, and "just needed something more.” It sat on my desk for weeks calling to me, and it finally hit me. I mull things over and over; I’m very slow to create. It drives me crazy but it’s who I am.

Here are a few of the shots I took along the way. 

When you use metallic paints, it is very hard to get a good photograph without total glare, so these are the best I could come up with. The edges are the great Rocky Road Baked Texture embossing powders. These are so cool! A brilliant product.

The little bottle is painted and crackled. It looks old, but it isn't of course. However, the key and the keyhole are vintage finds. The little chipboard squares are painted and then have Baked Texture Embossing Powders on them from Seth Apter.

The other metal elements are from Finnabair and her Mechanicals line.

This is a shot before I added the White Gold Metallique wax, and a few other colors, to the piece. It gave the metal elements a bit more contrast and shine. I think this is what I was waiting for. I always go for the contrast. I love how the dragon fly landed on the locket.

 The Platinum Texture Paste - Antique Silver was slathered onto the 8x8 canvas board and left to dry overnight. The thicker the paste, the larger the cracks. That's the secret to the great crackle. IMHO. This is a closeup of a small section. After it dries, I add paints and embossing powders,

A few months back, I was thrilled to get some of Seth Apter's new Baked Texture Embossing Powders. This shows you a plain piece of ruler from Finnabair that has been inked, stamped and then covered with the Vintage Beeswax. Pretty cool! 

I hope you enjoyed this little walk-through. It always takes me a long time to become satisfied with a piece. I look at it; walk away; come back and move things around; walk away again; sleep on it; and hope for an epiphany!!!

Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, but this time I'm glad I kept coming back. Let me know what you think.

Your Friend in ART,


A Pink said...

An absolutely STUNNING piece! Linda . Waiting for 'the calling' most definitely paid off- you definitely rocked this . Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us .

Hope you have a lovely weekend
hugs x

Diana said...

gorgeous .. totally gorgeous piece of art!!! i am hoarding all those embossing powders.. perhaps i should dig them out!

Connie Fossenier said...

thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial...a worthy piece of art to hang up...
love your site.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Connie!❤️

Linda M. Cain said...

Yes! Dig them out. They go a long way. Play!!!😘

Linda M. Cain said...

Love you and your work. Thx a bunch❤️

Seth said...

There is sop much to love about this piece Linda - the crackle, the elements, the textures, the composition and all those details!

Linda M. Cain said...

That really means so much. Thx Seth❤️