Sunday, March 23, 2014

Found Relative Canvas

If you follow Tim Holtz on Facebook or Instagram you can get sneak peeks at what he is working on for upcoming classes.  He recently shared some burlap canvases that featured Found Relatives.  They are stunning, as per usual.  I had to make one of my own.  I didn't have all the same dies and ephemera so I used what I had on hand.


I adore this photo.  It might be because of the frizzy hair, the giant bow, or just the shy smile.  I knew this was the girl I needed to use.  

The canvas is 8x10, but she is mounted on a piece of paper I cut to 5x7.  I mounted the paper onto a piece of mat board and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges.  She is placed slightly off center.  I then started adding little bits and pieces.  



There are Remnant Rubs, Industrious Stickers, Word Bands,  and an Ideaology Heart Charm all from Tim Holtz.  Vintage lace, an old key, a watch face, a game piece, an old train ticket, a postage stamp, some brads,and a brass key tag round out the decor surrounding the found relative.  





For the main canvas I rubbed Distress Stain in Gathered Twigs and Evergreen Bough.  I took a paint brush dipped in water and "painted" all over to blend away any lines.  I added some paper to the corners to add visual interest.  I glued them down and then sanded the edges so they would blend into the canvas.  I rubbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges to age the paper.   I added some washi tape to one corner and colored it using Distress Markers and Inks.  Next, I went in with my Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Antique Linen.  I used the Faded Dot Stencil randomly on the canvas.  I then used Distress Paint in Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage to add more layers.  I needed more blue to tie in with the background paper she was on.  I used Broken China Distress Paint and the Heart Stencil in a couple spots.  

I used the same quote Tim used on one of his canvases.  


I used the Black Soot Distress Marker to outline the words and smeared it with water.  Being a total bonehead I forgot that distress reacts with water... every time.  So I ended up washing away my background around the words.  I used a dry paint brush and the Distress Stains to repair my booboo.  

I decided where I wanted to mount the photo and cut through the canvas so I could attach the clipboard clip.  She is just held on by the clip.  I did not glue her down to the canvas.  




There you have it.  The cutest little girl I have never met.  
I am entering her into A Vintage Journey's Say it with Words Challenge.  I am also entering her into The Artful Times Game Piece Challenge.  
Crafting By Design has any Anything Goes Challenge.
Rhedd and Rosies is having an aged and distressed challenge.  

What have you been crafting?
Jess



37 comments:

  1. Fantastic canvas, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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    1. Thanks Zoe! It's my first challenge on the blog. :)

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  2. Beautiful canvas Jess with a wonderful picture as the focus. Lots of great additions including a game piece.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times

    Love Chrissie cx

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    1. Thank you Chrissie :) And thanks again for picking my altered box to win before.
      Jess

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  3. Such a beautiful canvas you are sharing with us at Artful Times : )
    Von ☺x☺

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    1. Thank you Von. I always have fun with your challenges.
      Jess

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  4. Aha - the lucky 7! I have some of these game pieces but do not know what game they come from - have you any idea?
    Lovely canvas, lots of great ideology used and a game piece.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet x

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    1. HI Neet,
      I am pretty sure it's a game called Rummikub. I have no idea how it is played. I just hoard game pieces! :)
      Jess

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  5. Jess...this is such a gorgeous canvas and a really wonderful representation of Tim's style and use of his products! WOW! I truly love what you have done here. That sweet little girl from Found Relatives is adorable and I love how you have incorporated her into your piece. All of the metal pieces, the distressed ephemera, the layering, the sentiment...it's all just perfection! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

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    1. Candy, I am so glad you like it. I just love how this whole thing turned out. :) I think I need to make another one!
      Jess

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  6. Lovely entry in to our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies...x

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  7. Fabulous use of all those Tim goodies - and you're right about that little girl, she's enchanting! Love all the background layers, and the quote you've created with the chitchat stickers is brilliant. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  8. Fabulous canvas, great layers and layout. Thank you for sharing it with us on Artful Times.

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    1. Thank you Wendy :) I love the Artful Time Challenges

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  9. Jess what a beautiful piece. Very vintage. Love it!!!

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS Jess on making Tim's blog worthy list. Karen.x

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  11. What a fabulous piece Jess and so deserving that special mention from Tim. Many congratulations on your Blogworthy mention and thanks for visiting my blog too.
    Hugs Brenda xx

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I was so surprised to see my name on there. Tim actually had to tell me on Instagram! A total dork moment :)

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  12. Well deserved Blogworthy link!! It`s great to see your name on Tim Holtz blog...congratulations!

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  13. Congrats on receiving a well deserved shout out on tim's blogworthy links 2014-04-25

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. It means a lot to me :)

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  14. What a charming project - I love all your special touches!

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    1. Thank you Maureen. The little bits are always so fun to add.

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  15. I love the canvas and how you incorporated all the elements. Good luck with the various entries. You have my vote!

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    1. Aww, thanks Marilyn! I don't think I won a darn one, but creating is more important than winning. I guess I won the big prize by having everyone stop by to look!

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  16. This is gorgeous! Lvoe all the different papers and embellishments you used. Congrats on being a blogworthy link!!

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    1. Thank you Anna-Karin! Congrats to you as well.

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  17. Thanks for sharing Jess! Your art is beautiful and I sure appreciate the time you take to photograph it and get me inspired through it!

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    1. Hooray! Inspiring someone is so amazing. :)Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  18. I love your found relative canvas♥ I like your idea of putting her on a mat board! It gives it more layers!

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    1. That was a Tammy Tutterow tip! She did a great tutorial and mentioned that.

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  19. You already know I love your canvas - fantastic to see it Blogworthied by Tim!
    Alison x

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  20. Thank you again Alison. I was so excited, I still am!

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  21. Congrats on making Blogworthy! I love your canvas, and those found relatives are so fun ( just did a burlap inverted canvas http://queendomrelics.blogspot.com/2014/04/inspiration-journal-april-challenge.html with one... my first ... so fun )!

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