November 29, 2011

A Large Steampunk Canvas to Share

I've been sitting on these amazing gears from Basically Bare since I first got them. Knowing that they would become a part of a canvas, just waiting for the full idea to come to fruition. Then it struck!!!! and let me tell you, out of all the things I've created since I started crafting, this is my favorite by far.

Hi everyone, I'm here today to share with you a large canvas piece I created using Bare Basics Gears set 1 and 2 as well as the bricks from the Climbing Ivy Set. First off for the gears, I've embossed them using a few different colors and also masked a few of them, to create dimension. The bricks have been painted with Glimmer Mist and for the mortar I used Glass Bead Medium.


With a few of the gears, I've double embossed to really give texture. You can see that in the photo below.


You'll also see that I've used a few different colors on the gears to give them a vintage /rusted feel.


I absolutely love how the bricks turned out. I used a combination of Marmalade, Harvest Orange, and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist on them.


Yum yum yum!!!This canvas, although quite large, was so fun to create. I wanted a real industrial feel with just a touch of whimsy, hence the feathers and butterflies. To make this whole project come together, I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots and Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

 


Thank you so so very much for stopping by today. I'm honored to be able to show you some different things you can do with the Basically Bare embellishments. Possibilities are truly endless.

Until next time

Toodles


20 comments:

  1. The detail on this is incredible - lovely to see the flutterby and the feathers amongst the industrial type setting. Great colours, too.

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  2. this really represents your style~ so you!!!Lovely work!!!!

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  3. This is an awesome mixed media piece!!! I love all the different textures and dark colors. Really loving those peacock feathers!

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  4. Beautiful piece! You are so creative in the ways you added depth and texture!

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  5. LOVE all the gorgeous detail on this! Amazing work! Congrats on the new DT spot! So happy to be working with you!

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  6. This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the gears and LOVING the feathers!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. Erika, I love every detail in it - it came out beautiful!
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

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  8. Stunning Love those gears just want to run my fingers over them. XOXO Zoe

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  9. I love steampunk! And this is beautiful!

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of steampunk but I LOVE your piece! Beautiful colors, love how it flows...

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the contrast of the soft feather with the hard gears. Your colors are fabulous.

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  12. Wow, Erika! What magnificent colors and textures! Love the gears mixed with the butterflies. It's a wonderful canvas now, and your artwork is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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