Thursday, 2 October 2014

Anything Goes at the Artists Trading Post

An 8 x 8 canvas is my first project for the new challenge blog  at  the
Artists Trading Post Exchange.
The  theme is 'Anything Goes'.
We all hope you will pop over for the details and join the fun, of this brand new Mixed Media challenge.

 I covered the base, in white gesso , random swiped it with Distress Stains Antique linen and Broken China. The faces [Dina Wakley] were stenciled using   Archival ink  -Hydrangia.  Some random stamping came  next.   All the stamps I used on this canvas are Dina Wakley and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.

A bit more colour at this stage, the distress inks and Fresco Chalk paint {Vintage Lace and Mermaid] The antique linen distress stains and blues, created the patches  of green.
Next  some texture was added, using Grunge Paste and Tim Holtz stencils, with a little touch of  White Fire gilding wax for highlights.

My main image was water coloured and layered up on recycled packaging
 and a piece of stamped canvas.

Products used  and available from.....
 Dina Wakley - Stencils and stamps
 Tim Holtz   -Stamps ,  Distress stains,, Stencils
         Paper Artsy,   Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints
  Ranger - Archival inks

Thank you for stopping by, the comments you leave are always appreciated


  1. Gorgeous piece Yvonne, love the colours! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Beautiful texture and colours Yvonne! I love how you have used the contemporary image alongside the more grungy background. There are lots of things to see on this canvas and I'm glad you gave us the close up shots to look at these. Proud to be working with you on the DT too!
    Julia xx

  3. I really love this gorgeous mixed media canvas. Super lovely colours and all textures are fabulous as well as the girl image.
    Sirkka xxx

  4. Wow Yvonne! You sure know how to make an entrance! This is just stunning! Those colours and textures, wowsers! Congrats on the new DT spot! hugs :)

  5. Just gorgeous Yvonne, love all the texture and the feathers!
    Val x

  6. Loving the layered background, and of course the quote is so true!!

  7. I love all the texture and interest in the background, of this super canvas.Love the quote and the pretty feathers too.
    Jean x

  8. A totally gorgeous canvas! Love all the texture and that sentiment! Have fun!

  9. Love your canvas Yvonne :-) Great texture and colour. The layering of the stamp on the recycled package looks amazing.
    I am thrilled to be on the DT with you

    Huge hugs
    Annie x

  10. Fabulous make Yvonne, adore the colour palette and texture you've created from all sorts of feathers!! So proud to be part of the design team with you!

  11. Gorgeous canvas Yvonne ! Love all the texture you've created and the image makes the perfect focal point. Great to have you on the team ! Sue C x

  12. Beautiful texture background. It's so pretty. Love your holevdesign. Thanks for sharing I love it Anneke.

  13. Love all the details, fantastic picture.

    Sharon x

  14. That's a wonderful piece, great layers and texture. Love this face.

  15. What a great mixed Media project , I really , really love it, great colours , beautiful texture and great details!!


  16. Wow stunning piece of inspirational art

    Great to have a new mixed media challenge

    Hilda x

  17. A fabulous piece Yvonne, love the soft but grungy background with the contemporary image.
    Avril xx