August 1, 2015

Boys Will Be Boys

Hi there everyone... Happy August and we are on to a new thene for our RAQ (Readers Art Quest) this month at Unruly Paper Arts... it is "Manly". Yes, it's time to create something for the boys. 

My design team contribution is called "Boys will be boys" and I chose to use the backside of a canvas for my project. 
First up is the outside of the canvas. I added dictionary papers and tissue paper and applied it to the canvas. Then using a stencil I used Art Basics Graphite Texture Paste and allowed to completely dry. 
The graphite texture paste has a beautiful color with bits of shimmer in it. 
 Once everything was dry I then started spraying with my Lindys  Moonshadow sprays... using Bucaneer Bay Blue, Crows Nest Copper and Tawny Turquoise. I love these moonshadow sprays because they provide such a beautiful vintage color to your projects. Here is a photo of the completed backside of the canvas... Very simple but effective. 

On to the inside of the canvas... so much fun looking for object to be placed in the inside. The outside frame was stamped with my Andy Skinner Industrial Set Stamps.. one of my most favorite and versatile stamps.  I used the peeled paint stamp and applied it with black Archival Ink. 

Once the canvas was stamped all over I applied a nice coat of DecoArt Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Red Iron Oxide randomly over the canvas. This gave it an aged to perfection look. Lots of warm texture and color. The Chipboard piece was covered with Texture Paste White Sand and once dried I applied Art Basics Mica in Copper and Gold. 

Now it's time to add my fun embellies. I found the shaving brush at a Dollar Store and covered it with SnowTex. Filled the vial jars with seed beads and applied a coat of gel medium and then Rock Candy Crackle paint to give it a broken glass look. All the other embellishments were glued down using E6000 glue and my boys... well they are T!m Holtz Ideology Found Relatives... I distressed the edges and ran Black Soot DI around it and applied it to the back of the canvas. 
For the final touch I took little metal feet and glued them in place on the bottom of the canvas and  it's done... I hope you were inspired and hope you will come and create with us this month at Unruly. Have a spectacular month.   TAA TAA for now... xoxo Toni

This piece is being entered into the following wonderful challenges: 
That Craft Place Challenge  - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

wow this is fantastic and all the fabulous detailing - love it hun - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
DT The Mirror Crack'd
DT Anything but a Card

Nan Bourdeu said...

oooo Toni! I want to make one of these right now! I adore shadowboxes and this one it at the top of my all time faves! Awesomeness! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

Angela Radford said...

Great canvas, loving all the detail. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place. Angela x

lehtipollo said...

Bravo! This is so cool!

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

This is amazing, the detail is fantastic. I love all the elements you've used. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

cheryl said...

This is stunning,love it when there are loads of pictures,and people take the time to tell us what they did. Simply love this fantastic,bless you for playing at That craft place hugs cheryl xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Toni, that is wonderful, what a fabulous masculine shadow box! Love each and every detail and your colour perfect is spot on perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us, Deb

Heather Maxwell said...

Toni, this is really excellent! I only just found your blog today but will be back often! Also, I had just ordered a bunch of the items you used in this project today (before I saw this). Cool to see those products in action (especially that industrial stamp). Great work!

Julie Short said...

What wonderful texture and inspiring elements there are on this piece Toni.It all comes together deliciously. Thank for playing at Rhedd's Creative Spirit!

Juliz Design Post said...

wow wow wow. totally brilliant project, love your style. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and Good Luck.
I have signed up as your newest follower and cant wait to see what you make next.
Julie x

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous, what a wonderful inspiration ! Thank you very much!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

WOW I just love your creativity with your piece of art - love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
DT The Mirror Crack'd
DT Anything but a Card

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my gosh I am almost at a loss for words, this is astounding and you have really opened my eyes to many possibilities! Thanks for you truly amazing transpiration. Beth aka BR-T

Kay Dalton said...

oh wow im so in love with this ,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place hugs, kay

Lisa Andersson said...

Love this!!!

die amelie said...

So beautiful! I am glad I stumbled upon this brilliant make of yours! TFS!
Claudia x

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