Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Antiqued Vintage Background for Mixed Media

 Hi, today I'm going to be sharing how I created the background for this detailed mixed media canvas.  As much texture as you see now it's hard to believe it started out as a wooden panel and plain cardstock - but it did!

First, I painted my board with Art Anthology Gesso and set it off to the side.

I began diecutting these panels using A Gilded Life's Vintage Brocade die.  

 I inked over the raised areas with Blue Lagoon ink.
Since my final design was going to have red poppies on it - I wanted to tie that color into the background.  I sprayed Art Anthology Colorations over my gessoed surface using Heart.  This way, the small openings in my embossed card stock would have red peeking through.  It's not a blaring red background, but it really helped to tie it all together.

I began gluing the embossed paper to the substrate, making sure to arrange them off-set to each other.

 I misted over the embossed area with Grass and Waimea Bay Colorations.  I left a small border of red on the left side, and added Big Dip 'O Ruby and Red Velvet Sorbet paints to add more depth.

 I came back in and sanded some of the high areas to add to the distressed look and put a die cut over the red border.  Finally, I used a glue stick over some raised areas and added gold leaf. This produced a background that looked like it took centuries to gain this much patina and depth! Just the look I was going for!

I decorated my panel with handmade poppies, antique buttons, and an altered vintage book.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 246 Festive Christmas Paper Collection
HCDP1 Sunny Day Paper Collection
HCD 750 Cut Mat Create Die Set1B
HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die Set
HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die Set
HCPC 3622 O Little Town PreCut Set
HCPC 3625 Festive Notes PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set

1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 

Other Products Used 

May Arts Ribbon SN14

Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; Delicata - Golden Glitz
Copic Markers

Xyron 9" Creative Station, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives, Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit Box
WorldWin Cardstock

Die cut 4 panels from the Gift Ensemble die set to assemble into a box.  Cut panels to fit on the box sides from green wood grain from the Sunny Day paper collection, and stamp the Festive Notes stamp on them with gold ink.  Ink only the floral portion of the Christmas ornament from the O Little Town set, and stamp onto each panel. Color with Copic markers.  Assemble the box.  Stamp, cut and color the Poinsettia flowers, shape with the Paper Blossoms tools.  Add a multi loop bow, and greenery cut from the Cut Mat Create 1B die set to finish.