Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Trying something new at Try It On Tuesday

Our new theme at Try It On Tuesday is Try Something New….now, there are lots of things I have tried and liked, but this had to be something new! 
I have always admired crafty folk like my TIOT team mate Pamellia, and Georgie of 'Little Blue Craft Box' who create such lovely Mixed Media layers, in fact the colours here were inspired by Georgie's challenge at Anything but Cute Challenge Blog.
I had seen a wonderful article in Stitch magazine a couple of months ago by Maggie Grey where she used gesso on felt (much brighter though) but had left the magazine at the caravan so just went with the flow..I quite like the effect!
it's a bit more green than this!!
My hanging started like this..
a B and M special - £1.99p!
I removed the cord and turned it to portrait mode before adding gesso, paints and crackle.

I then stuck down and trimmed the edges.

I wasn't happy with the colour at this stage so added some DecoArt Red Oxide Antiquing cream over the crackle and some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber over the 'hole' in the 'trunk'.
Then came some sparkle - some of my nail art beads mixed with glue and some Viva Inca Gold and Maya Gold turquoise.There's probably more in there but I was just enjoying myself

By now I was ready for my fairy (Crafty Individuals) and some foliage (TH dies-mainly - the larger leaves are from Brittania dies)cut from Brusho and mica sprayed water colour paper.
a little touch of glitter on her wings
 All I had to do then was put my woodland fairy where she could keep a watchful eye on the woodland creatures but not be seen!
It photographed greener with a different setting on my camera!
I think you can guess who will be receiving this! 

I hope you liked my attempt to Try Something New and that you will take a look at the fabulous new projects the design team have made.
The challenge runs for two weeks and can be anything new at all - the details are here

Thanks for looking, Chris  


froebelsternchen Susi said...

This looks AMAZING Chris!

sirkkis said...

Really lovely hanging. Admire your skills to create such a wonderful thing. Colour is super, too.
Have the great first September ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Chris. So glad you shared this technique with us as I really like this new theme at TioT. It's a beautiful entry and a great wall hanging. You certainly put a lot of detail in this. BTW, I have LOTS of new stuff I can use for this challenge, don't I (GRIN).

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, love that texture! BTW, what's fitness? Never heard of that exercise! Hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, love that texture! BTW, what's fitness? Never heard of that exercise! Hugs, Valerie

Samra Leshinski said...


butterfly said...

What an amazing panel, Chris - the faerie hiding amongst the fronds and branches looks wonderful, and I'm in love with your crackled bark background. Magical colours too… beautifully done.
Alison xx

Mrs.B said...

Chris this is beautiful, so pleased you shared the process with us. Fabulous crackle and texture, very magical too.
Avril xx

Zue said...

A really interesting technique.
It's great going to new places isn't it?
Love painted fabric.

Barb said...

It's lovely Chris. Very sweet with the fairy peeking out and I really like the crackled background. Barbxx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous transformation Chris, super technique and details, love the colours.
Yvonne xx

Margik said...

Such a beautiful hanging, Chris! It's a fabulous design with amazing textures.
Mar xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Love your take on the theme Chris, the hanging is gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Love the idea of the fairy 'hiding', very clever idea. The colours and the layout are gorgeous x

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is super wowzers! A hidden fairy and so many luscious layers. What to look at first? Love the colors you have chosen and such a creative way to use the cracked background. Stunning design!

Thanks for joining in our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz ~Niki

Samra Leshinski said...

And Thank you for entering our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute :)

Cec said...

This is wonderful with great texture, colour palette and lots of whimsy with your fairy peeking out. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

Pia S said...

Love the effect you've created with all these layers, it makes it look like she's hidden deep in a forest. Stunning creation!

Georgie C said...

Such beauty to this piece Chris, and I love seeing it's progress through your photos! The layering of the vines are fabulous and add to the enchanted forest feel. Thank you for your lovely kind comments about my work too, you are just the best and I'm so glad I could inspire you!
Huge thanks for entering this over at Anything But Cute
Georgie xx