Hello, Creative Embellishments fans!
Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing a vintage-inspired canvas board using an old photo of my beloved Dad. The back of the photo says that this was his Senior photo from high school.
I recently ordered the new Moth Set from the CE store and thought it would pair nicely with either an outdoor scene or with something masculine. As you can see, I went with masculine.
As crackle is my jam, that’s where I began with this piece. It dried over the course of several days before I began working on the project. My color choices started as a combination of pastel mint green and a very pale blue. I loved that combo but felt I needed to go darker with this vintage and masculine vibe. So, I started layering my 13 Arts colors until I achieved what you see here. The only media not 13 Arts was a splattering of Tim Holtz Wild Honey Oxide.
Next, I stained all the chipboard with Walnut Stain and then used some custom waxes created with Decoupage wax and my 13 Arts Color Glows. Under the focal area, I layered in the Riveted Honeycomb using 2 pieces and offsetting them for balance. Additionally, I used the waxes as highlights on my dried crackle paste.It makes the background look so interesting and provide depth. I do find it hard to stamp on crackle, so I skipped that step this time.
My ephemera is Tim Holtz Idealogy Field Notes.
I love layers so had fun tucking in some extra ephemera. You can also visualize some of the honeycomb as well as all that great crackle!