Yes! It's official! So let's get down to business!
"Find any type of image or photo that inspires you and create a vintage or shabby chic project based on that image or photo (you don't need to actually use it in your project). Please post the image on your blog along with your project, and tell us what it is you love about it."
I saw this beautiful garden in my May issue of Southern Living and couldn't stop staring at it, thinking of ways I could achieve this French Quarter/Charleston garden vibe in my own yard. Since I don't have brick walls or much shade in my garden, I thought at least I could re-create this beautiful garden on canvas. (Sorry for the poor photo; I took it awhile ago for the inspiration, and have since recycled the magazine.)
Photo heavy post--my apologies!
I chose an old canvas from my stash, coated sides with black and front with white gesso. I laid the gesso on thick on the front to give a textured base for my foliage. I scraped Wendy Vecchi Crackle texture paste and Ranger Grit paste through several Tim Holtz layering and mini stencils on the sides and front to create the look of foliage, a roof and brick. Yes, the perspective and scale is a little off, but that's me taking creative license!
Are you dizzy yet?
I did some background stamping using the 'birch' of Tim's Birch and Pine stamp set and Olive Archival ink. Lastly, I splattered with white acrylic paint and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide.
The 'shutters' are Kaisercraft Flourish Borders inked with Emboss it Dabber and heat embossed with Emerald Creek Oil Rubbed Bronze Alure powder for the ironwork and painted with Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Light Patina paint and Black Soot stain on the louvers. I made a gate using a Spellbinders die, and colored it with the Light Patina paint and heat embossed with a sprinkle of Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves.
I'm sharing with these challenges:
Mixed Media Monthly-Challenge #37 "A Year of Choices" I chose challenge #32-"Put a Stencil on It"
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