Thursday 23 August 2018

Inspiration Post - Captains of Industry

It is Cec here and I am sharing an Inspiration post with you.  Since there is still a couple of weeks left before our current challenge called Industrial/Grungy ends, I thought I would show you how to make a simple mixed media canvas with an industrial vibe.

Here are the steps to creating this canvas - the products I used are in brackets but you can use whatever you have available:

1.  Coat a 6" x 8" canvas board with White Gesso (Liquitex).
2.  Use a brayer to add layers of paint - Space Cadet. Lake Wanaka and Cinnamon Fresco Finish (Paper Artsy) leaving some bits of white showing.
3.  Repeat this on a piece of heavy card stock using more of the Lake Wanaka paint, which is the darker of the two blues.

4.  Using Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) add stamping with stamps from Faded Fragments (Seth Apter) and Shine Bright (IndigoBlu).

4.  Add stenciling with the Watering Can Archival Ink and a stencil called Measured (Tim Holtz)
5.  Paint small wood strips with Gunmetal Gray Metallic Acrylic Paint (Folk Art).

6.  Using Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) stamp three gentlemen from Curious Possibilities set (Tim Holtz) onto heavy card stock and fussy cut.  These fellows remind me of rich Captains of Industry from the late 1800s and early 1900s such as J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew W. Mellon, Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller.  The term often overlapped the term Robber Barons - hmmm! 
7.  Ink image with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

To assemble:

1.  Using Soft Gel Medium (Golden) glue wood strips to card stock panel to create corners.
2,  Add card stock panel to canvas board with dimensional foam.
3.  Add image to panel with dimensional foam.
4.  Using Soft Gel Medium add a variety of metal embellishments - Gears and Ruler (Bead Landing), Brads (Making Memories), Light Bulb Clip that I cut apart (The Paper Source).

There you have it, another Industrial/Grungy project.  Remember that lots of layers of paint makes for a grungy look and the metals can be anything you have on hand even if they don't match one another - just take alcohol ink, embossing powder or paint to them to unify the colour if that is what you want.

1 comment:

  1. Oooooo! A fabulous canvas Cec. Love your layered background, perfect for yourCaptains of industry! Lovely use of those embellishments too x