Friday 7 April 2017

The Magic of Three- A Vintage Journey April 2017 Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you have all had a great start to this month- April already and time to kick start our New Challenge Over at A Vintage Journey . This month Annie is our host and her challenge is
'The Magic of 3'
Here's what Annie says: 'It is said that using 3 of something adds interest and power whether its a conversation , art or numbers . Let us see how you use three of something in your challenge project- numbers, techniques, stamps, colours, words, products the list is endless. Let us know your magic three components and ensure your project is in our vintage, shabby, mixed media. art journalling, industrial , timeworn or steampunk styles we favour '.

For my 'Magic of 3' project I have made an art panel working with a few variables of 3. If you're ready to find out what they are lets make a start
To create the art panel itself, excluding all the elements and embellishments I used 3 substrates: Mountboard - that's the main panel and cardstock and canvas- they're the smaller central panel.
I have also worked with three colours - Black Soot, Picket Fence and Twisted Citron distress paints/distress crayons.
The central panel is cardstock covered with canvas with Ranger texture paste applied through Tim Holtz 'Stripes' layering stencil down the centre and in both the top left and bottom right corners.
I used Black Soot distress crayon to colour the canvas applying it lightly to the canvas and blending with a dampened finger to create lighter tones. The stencil lines are emphasised using Black Soot distress paint.
I love how the crayons pick up the grain of canvas- instant detail! Have you noticed how many stencil lines are in each of the corners .....
Some subtle stamping using Jet Black Archival ink and some splatters (of course) using Picket Fence and Twisted Citron distress paint added a touch more detail.
This panel was then adhered to a panel of Mountboard with a tissue tape border.
how fortunate 3 forms part f the numbers on the tissue tape .
Now for the focal feature.
Again I have used three substrates - metal wire, cardstock, wood. The wooden heart is stencilled using texture paste through Tim Holtz dot fade stencil and painted with Black Soot distress paint. The dots are highlighted with a paint mix of black and white paint.
The butterfly is one of the beauties from Tim Holtz new release stamp set 'Flutter' simply stamped on cardstock and painted using Twisted Citron distress paint.
All the embellishments come in threes too - the butterfly is embellished with an ideology game spinner attached with a brad topped with a gem dot

and 3 hex nuts topped with 3 gem dots embellish the top and bottom edges of the canvas.
So that's at least 6 variables of 3 used in creating my 'Magic of 3' art panel.
and I have to say I am pleased with it - hope you like it too.
I hope my art panel along with all the fabulous projects created by my fellow Creative Guides, which can be seen here at A Vintage Journey ,will inspire you to go create yourself and join in our 'Magic of 3' challenge
At the end of this challenge there will be one lucky winner chosen by Random Org who will receive our Sponsors prize which this month is a $50 gift card kindly donated by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.
The Creative Guides will also choose 3 Pinworthy winners who will not only win a Pinworthy badge to display on their blog but will also be invited to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge . We look forward to seeing your creativity and appreciate all your entries and participation.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges 
The Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge: April - 'Take a Stamp'. 
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog- Challenge #25 
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes as long as its altered/ MIxed Media, NO Cards / ATC's 
Thank you for stopping by today. 
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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Take care and until I see you again
keep on the happy side