vrijdag 17 mei 2013

A canvas and I need your opinion, does it need a quote??

Hi girls, I wanted to share this canvas with you, but I also need your opinion; I'm in doubt whether or not to give it a quote. I was thinking on: You don't know how far you can fly, until you spread your wings. I really appreciate you thinking along with me.
So, here's how I started. After gessoing my canvas I glued down pieces of Tim Holtz tissue tape, some lace, doilies and string, and I stamped some background stamps with Stazon black. Then I smeared some crackle medium here and there on the canvas.
I started with a creamcoloured acrylic paint which I diluted slightly, and then covered the crackle medium with a taupe coloured acrylic paint. Then, using my fingers, I added some turqoise paint and found it too harsh, so I smeared some pearlescent acrylic medium which helped. 
Then I took some Glimmer Mist Walnut Gold and Suede; just love Glimmer Mist, the soft vintage looking colours and the gorgoeus shimmer. I hope to get that on camera, but as you know that is pretty hard. I used Tattered Angels stencils with the Glimmer Mist to make the birds and dragonflies.
After the paint dried completely, I added some more texture with texture past which I coloured with a darkbrown acrylic paint. I used a Crafters Workshop template called Mini Tile Texture. In all the loops I glued some embelishments, just to give it an accent.
 Here are two detailpictures where I tried to capture the Glimmer Mist, don't know if it worked....
So, now back to my question: what do you'll think: quote, or no quote?? Help me out here girls!

15 opmerkingen:

  1. Je canvas is nu al mooi, maar ik denk dat de qoute die je erop wilt er ook goed bij zal passen. Alvast een fijn weekend.
    Liefs, Melanie

  2. The canvas is gorgeous, love all the techniques you have used, and the earthy colours with the blue, just great! I don't think it needs a quote! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Gorgeous canvas. Love all the detail and techniques. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too in our "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Gale DT

  4. Wat is die mooi! Ik zou dan wel heel goed nadenken waar de quote moet staan, want ik vind het zo zonder wel heel knap. Maar de quote die je in gedachte hebt, past er wel perfect bij :-)

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  6. Love the effects you have achieved on your canvas. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you for our next challenge! Susan x

  7. Amazing project! Your work is so detailed and precise. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER this week. Please stop by again. Hugs Sheryl xx

  8. dit is schitterend....geeeen tekst erop....zo vind ik het heel mooi!!
    zo het is goed en prachtig!! NO Quote please! maar goed....dat is mijn mening.
    (zou je als het mogelijk is toch nog een beetje nederlands erbij kunnen typen, ik begrijp dat het waarschijnlijk veel werk is....)

  9. I think it is gorgeous as it is, and want to thank you for playing along with us at Crafting Muskateers this month, good luck xxx

  10. Gorgeous! Love all the details. I think it is gorgeous as is, but the quote is really pretty and would look fantastic as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Wags n Whiskers. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    - Jenn DT

  11. Absolutely beautiful Frea!!! The colors and textures are amazing. I don't know if you decided on the whole quote or no quote issue. That's always a tough one for me but the quote you mentioned DOES sound perfect for this canvas! xx Dana

  12. Great canvas, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , Fran (DT) xxx

  13. Wow! This is beautiful!!! In my humble opinion... I LOVE the quote you mentioned, but it doesn't NEED it. Thank you for sharing your canvas with us at The Paper Shelter's Anything Goes Challenge!!! Have a great, creative week :)

  14. It looks so good already. So much wonderful texture and I love the colours. I'd be tempted to add the quote under the bird on the right, but it doesn't need it!

  15. Beautiful canvas! With or without the quote - it would look great.
    Thanks for joining us on the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
    Yolanda DT