Saturday, July 15, 2023

Distress Embossing Glaze Blossoms in a Talavera Planter Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone! It's been awhile since I've been here and it's a little dusty. Today I have exciting news...Tim Holtz and Ranger have just added 12 more colors to the Distress Embossing Glazes line, many that we were needing so much! I hope you are watching Tim's Live today so you can see some fabulous ways to use the Glazes, if not be sure to watch the replay. I've used six of the colors on this Mixed Media 8x10 inch canvas to create the Talavera Pottery Planter and centers of all the flowers. I've collected Mexican Talavera Pottery for years and try hard to find the ones that are signed by the Artists. With all the new colors of Glazes it was easy to create a pot that has my favorite colors, all the oranges and blues. The pot below is my favorite one, so I tried to create this one very similar to it. The paneling  as well as decking on the canvas also matches perfectly with the real house, and that is because I used the same colors of inks and paints as the new Glazes, so this new collection was perfect for this project. Thanks so much Tim and Ranger for bringing forth the new colors!
I used Distress White Heavystock and die cut the largest Oval and biggest Scallop from the Stitched Ovals Thinlits from Sizzix. I placed the Oval under the Flames Layering Stencil from Stamper's Anonymous centering it for the part of the design I wanted and taped the stencil down. Starting with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, I inked in the top and bottom heart shape using a Detail Ink Blending Tool as it's the only tool I have to get into those tiny parts of the stencil, then I removed the oval from under the stencil and immediately poured Abandoned Coral Distress Embossing Glaze over and then heat set it with the heat tool. I repeated this again with Spiced Marmalade next, then Squeezed Lemonade,  then Mermaid Lagoon, then Chipped Sapphire, and finally Crushed Olive last as there was more to ink with the green. I used a small paint brush to brush off any powder that got on the areas where I didn't want it. For the Scallop I only inked in the half circle areas using Chipped Sapphire Ink and Glaze.

 I snipped off a segment of three Scallops for the top of the pot, two for the bottom, and one each for the handles. I used a hole punch to punch off the center of the Scallop for the handles. Then using Collage Medium, I adhered the pieces onto the pot. To give the pot an even more Talavera Pottery look I used a dark blue permanent pen and traced around each part and also added some lines and circle dots. I set this aside for now.
 Using more White Heavystock with two sided tape on the back (I used two sided tape on all the die cuts), I die cut three of the flower parts (orange ones on lower left corner of the die picture) from the Mini Brushstroke Flowers along with three each of the leaves. I also die cut three of the top flower part from the Blossom Thinlits, three each of the leaves parts, and three each of the centers. I used Ivory Heavystock to die cut three of the base parts from Blossom, and Watercolor Cardstock for the second middle part of the Blossom. Taking only the three bottom center parts from Blossom, I inked over them with Orange Marmalade Distress Ink and then poured the same Embossing Glaze over and heat set. For the top center part I inked them with Squeezed Lemonade and matching Glaze. I did the same for the center rings of the Mini Brushstroke Flowers. At this point I wasn't sure about my flower colors so I set them all aside for a bit to concentrate on the canvas.
Taking an 8x10 inch canvas panel and the Stripes Layering Stencil with Crackle Texture Paste, I stenciled in the top areas of the canvas about two inches up from the bottom, letting the areas dry a bit, and then continuing in the pattern until the whole top area was striped. When dry, I painted in the area with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint, and then added Stormy Sky paint to the center area and blended it out to create a halo of color.

 Taking a 2 x 8 inch piece of Woodgrain Cardstock, I inked over it with Wild Honey Archival Ink, pressing the ink into all the debossed areas, and then ran the pad of Frayed Burlap Archival over the raised areas. I trimmed this into three graduated widths, and then inked the edges heavily with the Frayed Burlap. I adhered these onto the bottom of the canvas using Crazing Collage Medium and also covered the whole rest of the canvas with it for a beautiful textured sheen. Now I had the outside walls and decking of my house with all the Talavera Pottery that I collect, and it was a perfect match with the real house.  

I decided on orange for the Mini Flowers, so I inked over the petals of all of them using Spiced Marmalade Archival Ink, and inked the centers with Vintage Photo. Then I adhered all the parts together. Using Wild Honey Distress Paint I added stripes to the petals, and dots to the centers with Walnut Stain Distress Paint. I brought the pot onto the canvas to figure out sizing and position of everything, and then cut stems from White Heavystock for the three Mini groupings of flowers and cut the ends into strips for each flower stem, and two thicker for the large Blossoms that I know would be seen. I painted the stems and base leaves with Crushed Olive Distress Paint, and inked in the other parts of the leaves with Crushed Olive Archival Ink. Even though it's the same color, there still is slight difference on the leaf parts to give the look of texture. I adhered the stems into place first with the Crazing Collage Medium, added the pot, and then added the Mini Brushstroke Flowers and leaves, coating all in the medium.
For the large Blossoms, I adhered the three petal parts together and the centers as well, but I did not add the centers on yet. Taking Antique Linen Distress Paint, I randomly painted in the Ivory areas in the center and into the open parts on the petals. Then I used Picket Fence to paint in a few stripes on the top petals for some texture. I adhered the centers into place, and used the Walnut Stain Distress Paint to add tiny dots on and around the centers. I also created a petal from the negative die cut pieces. I figured out the placement of the flowers and leaves and then adhered the leaves on covering them with the Crazing, then I added the Blossoms. I signed the canvas and then coated the whole thing again with the Crazing. 

(Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Scissors, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Detail Blending Tool, Small Paint Brush, Heat Tool, Hole Punch, Palette Knife)
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White, Ivory
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Stitched Ovals (Largest and Biggest Scallop Trim), Blossom, Mini Brushstroke Flowers
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Flames, Stripes
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze: Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste: Crackle
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Picket Fence, Walnut Stain
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Crazing 
-8x10 Flat Canvas Panel, Dark Blue Permanent Pen
Thank you so so very much for stopping by here today. I hope you are inspired to use the new goods. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

1 comment:

  1. you always, always, blow my mind on how your mind works!


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