Saturday, 17 October 2015

Textured heart canvas for Countryview Crafts.

Hello everyone, welcome to friends and followers alike, today I am sharing a project created for Countryview Crafts where the challenge theme this month is "Add Some Texture"

I love an open kind of theme like that, there are so many possibilities to add texture. For my second project this month I decided to alter this little canvas. I'll show you some step by step photos below:
I started with a gessoed canvas and added texture paste through a variety of stencils. The heart was created with a home made heart mask with a stencil layered over the top.
Next I added some random bits of book paper to add more texture to the background.
Time to add colour, I used a variety of paints, both Distress and Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics in warm autumnal colours. I also used some burnt umber brown paint to create some splats around the heart to emphasise it more (not sure that was such a brilliant idea, but hey ho, once it's on it too late).
Here is a close up of the heart, I spent quite some time getting the colour in the recessed bits, (I mixed a variety of red and brown paints to get the shade I was after) and applied it with a small brush. I then dry brushed the raised bits with white paint to bring them out a bit more.
Some random background stamping and strips of tissue tape added another layer of texture, or if not texture then at least some further interest, I also added some white splatters to lighten it all up a bit.
Some words created with the help of Tim Holtz chit chat and small talk stickers and a few doodles with a white pen finished it all off.
I'll leave you with a few close ups:
Adding shadows always helps to create more depth, I used a Stabilo All pencil for this
Some of my favourite words coming straight from the heart :o)
Some rather messy highlights with a white pen around the numbers, just to bring them out a bit more.
The finished piece all done. Hope you like it.

There is still plenty of time to play along with our challenge, so if you have not done so yet, I hope you'll decide to play along. Apart from having fun with playing with texture, you could also win a £20 voucher from our generous sponsor Countryview Crafts.
Hope to see you there!
Have a great weekend
xxxxx


50 comments:

  1. Wonderful piece Astrid, so many gorgeous details, hugs, Valerie

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  2. This theme was made for your Astrid, I am always in awe of the wonderful textures you achieve on your artwork and this one is no exception.

    B x

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  3. This is wonderful with so many ideas that seem achievable to all. I am inspired by the book paper idea it adds so much to the otherwise empty spaces. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous! Such gorgeous textures, and I just love the colours too. Love it! x

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  5. Gorgeous Astrid, love the colour and texture combination!

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  6. Beautifully done!! Love how the white highlights make everything pop!

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  7. A wonderful tutorial, Astrid.. I always love your work and how it reflects your heart..The words you chose are some of my favorites as well. Your colors and textures are lovely. You've inspired me to work on another mixd media project..
    Thank you for sharing your techniques and adding beauty to my day!

    Best wishes for a peaceful, creative weekend..
    Tamara <3

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  8. What a wonderful piece of art. You really have got me ready to challenge myself a bit more Astrid. Hoping to see you soon for a catch up. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. Gorgeous artwork, the texture theme certainly is perfect for you. Very creative use of a die cut mask and stencil to create the heart. My eye went straight to it and my brain was thinking of how you did it right away, love it ! Happy Weekend, xx

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  10. You always do such beautiful work Astrid. I'm in awe of you ... Carol x

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  11. Oooh, FABULOUS!! No other words needed!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  12. Your work is always beautiful!! Love the texture and colors!! Have a great weekend!

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  13. An amazing piece of art Astrid! Gorgeous!

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  14. Hallo liebe Astrid,
    du hast wieder so ein wundervolles Werk gestaltet. Ich bin begeistert von den verschiedenen Strukturen und den tollen Farben. Absolut perfekt. Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende. Hugs Silvi

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  15. Lovely little canvas - what a great way to make that heart!! Love your colors - and all that texture that you so excel at! Gorgeous - xxx Lynn

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  16. Gorgeous canvas Astric, love all the details.
    Avril xx

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  17. This is absolutely beautiful Astrid! I love the texture you've created and those somewhat grungy colours are just stunning. Julia xx

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  18. Astrid, love the beautiful canvas, texture and colors - wonderful.

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  19. awesome texture Astrid and a fabulous step by step - love it!!! Hugs rachel x

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  20. Hi Astrid, love the warm vintage tones and gorgeous textural heart. The touches of white are lovely . Tracy x

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  21. Fab mixed media...love the layers and colours...great result Astrid!
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie

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  22. A beautiful canvas Astrid, super textures and warm vintage colours.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. Beauuuuuuuuuutiful! Love every inch of it. Karen,x

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  24. This is sensational, a gorgeous heart and the colours are so beautiful and rich.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. Beautiful canvas. Love the heart.

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  26. Sublime texture and paint job!!! What a stunning little canvas!

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  27. Astrid this is an amazing project! i love your style, it's so fascinating! I think you are a wonderful mixed media artist! Fantastic! Love the colors and all textures that you've added! Barbarayaya

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  28. WOW!!! How nice and beautyful!!! Thanks for the instructions!!
    Kind regards Petra

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  29. Love this so much !!!!

    I'll try to do your tuto, thank's a lot for your wonderful photos to do it !!

    Hugssssssssss from France...

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  30. Oh Astrid, this is just sooo fabulous made. In every little corner, there´s something of interest to look at, so no matter, where we put our eyes, we´ll be smiling of something. I absolutely LOVE this piece of art here, simply stunning work hun. Hope you have a wonderful sunday here now. Have fun sweet lady.

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  31. Wonderful canvas Astrid !! It is really sublime!! I love the textures, colours, and words!!! Great, Wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty.

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  32. Astrid, this is incredible. The texture and colors are all so beautiful. I love that heart and it stands out so big and boldly. Hugs!

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  33. Astrid, this is incredible. The texture and colors are all so beautiful. I love that heart and it stands out so big and boldly. Hugs!

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  34. Gosh!! Such a beautiful canvas, very inspiring - I just love your work xx

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  35. Such an incredible project, Astrid! Beautiful textures and colors! hugs, de

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  36. Beautiful canvas Astrid, super colours, texture and depth.
    Julie x

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  37. Gorgeous Astrid! I love the colors, and I adore the texture-yum!!!
    beautiful layers-
    Jackie xo

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  38. Ohhhh - the luscious textures of it all... makes me just want to touch it over and over Astrid. Just totally stunning. You never cease to amaze me. And seeing your step by step is just so great - you just keep on keeping on.... until its perfect. What amazing depth and sheer beauty you created with all your texture and layers. j.

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  39. Such a yummy mix of colours and textures, it is GORGIOUS Astrid, and as always it is such a treat to pop in to visit to see and be inspired by your fantastic creations and helpful, clear step by steps. THANK YOU sooooo much for sharing your darling creations with us.

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  40. Such a yummy mix of colours and textures, it is GORGIOUS Astrid, and as always it is such a treat to pop in to visit to see and be inspired by your fantastic creations and helpful, clear step by steps. THANK YOU sooooo much for sharing your darling creations with us.

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  41. Beautiful canvas Astrid, amazing textures and love the colours, thanks for sharing it! Deb xo

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  42. Gorgeous project! Love all the texture and details!

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  43. Gorgeous! Astrid Love the warming colours and all that fabulous texture and detail. It was definitely worth spending the time you did on your heart - it really does look superb ! x

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  44. Wow this looks amazing, I love how you built up out background, hugs Debs xx

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  45. Really scrumptious textures and the glow of the colours is simply glorious! This is a favourite...
    Alison xx

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  46. Positively stunning! Love the rich colors and amazing texture.

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  47. As always you created the most awesome art....again !!! Astrid you are so talented. I love this canvas. Fabulous texture and gorgeous colors. Amazing and lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica.. Spain

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