29 August 2017

ITAC 2017 Challenge 1 - Europe

Hi everyone and welcome! When I saw the buzz on social media about the ITAC 2017 Challenge I was intrigued and keen to join in, though (as you'll have seen from the flurry of posts recently) time has been at a premium. Well yesterday was a day taken to create just for me, so armed with paints, stencils, stamps and paper I took the leap and tackled Challenge 1 - Europe. All the details and inspiration can be found HERE. From the list of requirements I took paper, a face, letters, numbers, blue, and the flowers which are new stamps given a vintage finish.

This canvas started with a layer of texture paste before I applied strips of book paper and layers of paint (Park Lane, Coastal Walk, Grandma's Teacup and Frosty Sky). By applying it with a brayer, a spatula and stamps (Numbers and Anemone) the patterns were built up gradually. The face (Face II) was stencilled in the palest shade and filled in before having the outlines reapplied in the darkest shade. Some more numbers were stamped with White gesso and Stroke of Midnight paint, before I then had huge fun applying Mega Flakes and Rust alcohol Ink dribbles. With my initial layer of paper having disappeared from view I stamped the Anemones onto more of it with a mix of paints (Miss Moneypenny and Leather Corset) cutting them and adding a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to age them. They were scattered over the canvas to highlight the flow of the design (using Slap It On Matte) and provide a base onto which I could add the stencilled words (with the Believe stencil).

Et voila! Here are some close ups of the finished canvas; 

So that's my entry for the first challenge from ITAC 2017. With a second challenge, a new continent and a whole new set of criteria to play with the next entry is already underway (can you tell I'm having fun with this?)

I'll be back soon with that and a Guest appearance for a different challenge. Until then grab your supplies and challenge yourself! Jenny xxx


  1. Beautiful Jenny, how lovely to hear you managed some time to create just for yourself xxx

  2. A lovely canvas! Wonderful colour tones in the background and great 'fresco' texture too .
    hugs x


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