I am currently doing some changes to my site.
I will change the name from Scrappin´Stain to Art by Stain and will change the look and feel quite a bit. Sorry for the inconvenience during this time, it might be a little bit chaotic. But I am hoping of course that you will like the new and improved page.
Have a great day and take care!
Here´s a Mixed Media Canvas that I just finished. It is made as a gift for our neighbours whom we just like so much. They are an elderly couple that have been so kind to me and my husband. Always a smiling and with a positive attitude towards everything. A few of the pieces on the owl (the eyes and the beak) are actually items given to me by the neighbor.
They say that owls are wise and can get very old. So I thought it would be a suiting theme. Also the man neighbor loves steam trains, they have travelled lots and they live on number 13 – hence the title Steam Ticket 13. As they also appreciate a bit quirky art I thought maybe they would appreciate this.
Hope you´ll like it!
The background was misted using Canvas Corps Tattered Angels Mists. All embellishments and highlighting were painted with DecoArt Acrylics.
Til next time… take care!
Back again – this time with a canvas I made on commission. My hairdresser wanted me to make a canvas inspired by steampunk and cats. She wanted it in dark, “dirty colors”. So here’s the finnished Mixed Media Canvas – I call it “Caution Felines”.
As most of my art, it is a bit whimsical and yes some might say weird:-)
Here you can see cats sitting in “stations”, one in the Combing and Cutting station (of course related to the fact that this canvas was made for my hairdresser), one in the shower station, one cat praying on the birds above and one cat – the leader of the pack sitting on his throne, sort of keeping close eye on all the others.
On this canvas I have used a lot of gears, both chipboard gears and real gears from machines earlier picked a part. There are electrical parts and mechanical parts.
The colors used are about 90% Canvas Corps Brands – Tatterd Angels Mists, Glimmer Glaze and High Impact Paints. The other 10% are Inka Golds. If you’re curios to know as to which colors do give me a shout and I will specify.
Thanks, as always for checking in my blog. Would love to hear your feedback.
Now on to the next project – which is going back to the LOTR and Hobbit theme…. it’s gonna feature Elves….
As some of you may know – I’m a fan of The LOTR (Lord of the Ring) Triology and the Hobbit Triology. My husband and I watch these movies at least a couple of times a year. Each time I am in aw of all the costumes, set designs, props and oh – of course the characters! It surely is a goldmine of inspiration watching these movies!
I’ve made a canvas before with this in mind – “Gollum” and here’s another one. This one inspired by The Hobbit-series and the dwarves homestead “Erebor” inside the Lonely Mountain.
I tried fitting in as much as possible on the canvas, such as – all the gold, Smaug’s eye, Bilbo’s acorn, the eagles, a barrel, a sword a schield, the one ring, the key to Erebor and the kings jewel “The Arkenstone”.
Hope you like it!
Smaug’s eye (the iris) was made after watching the brilliant Yvonne Williams tutorial on youtube. It was much easier than I thought it would be after following her guidelines. I warmly recommend you try making an eye – so much fun!
And yes I have more coming up on this theme. but it’s gonna take me some time to gather props for them so I’ll be filling in with some other stuff in between.
Take care all!
Here’s a small canvas on the topic -rust.
This canvas is 20x20cm.
Brick stencil used for the background.
The rust was made with Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust Effect Paste.
The sign “use your wings” is from Tim Holtz.
This canvas was sold during a fair a couple of weeks ago.
This is a quick pic of the latest canvas using “”Dirty Pouring” Technique.
I have named this “Lava” and it’s a 50x30cm Canvas.
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Copper”
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Venetian Gold”
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Espresso Riche”
DecoArt Extreem Sheen “Champagne Gold”
and DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Black Pearl”
Tacks for the view!
It’s been a while… but now I’m back. The reason for the long break is change of jobs, family sickness and general fatigue – for those reasons.
I never realized how hard it was to get back in the game after a long break but truly it was like learning all over again how to create art. I’ve heard of writer block , what I experienced I guess you can call an “Art Block” or “Creative Block”…
Anyway – back now and first out is this piece – “Salvaged”, a 40x40cm canvas.
I love the contrast between old and new, dark and light – and as most of you have probably realized a long time ago – I love Rust!
For this piece I have used several techniques for rust, more on this below.
One technique is using Finnabair art Extravagance Rust Effect Pastes. this was used on this chipboard barb wire.
Then I also experimented with Viva Rusty and combined this with Finnabair’s products above for maximum result (check out pic below). This piece is a Andy Skinner Industrial Element (chip board).
Another way of making rust was using metal color (acrylics) – combine this with metal powder (I have a Swedish brand bought at wsochcompany.se ) and then a component called MM-305-Rapid Rust (a liquid that is dabbed on) also bought at WSochcompany. This is really effective, check out the pipe to the far left and also the photo frame here;
Of course a lot of the stuff on this canvas is naturally rusted – salved stuff I have found, for instance the old lock. Some stuff on this canvas is also bought rusty – for instance the star and the create coin – both from Finnabair’s Embellishment collection.
The two signs – Salvaged and Finders Keepers are from Tim Holtz.
This canvas was sold during a fair a couple of weeks ago.
Hope you’ve enjoyed, stay tuned for more publications this week. It’s great to be back!