Friday, July 27, 2007

Canvas, Scrim & Stitch

I came across this canvas I started some time ago and decided to finish it off this week.
I laid scrim over the canvas, covered it in gesso and when dry, I worked running stitches in a cotton thread. The finished canvas has more running stitch than is shown here.
I then painted over it using acrylic paints. The first layer (giving them all their full titles!) was Dioxazine Violet-Purple followed by a layer of Iridescent Copper Light (Coarse). I then applied a wash of the Violet-Purple over the top and rubbed over the raised areas with Copper Treasure Gold.

I decided to start on another canvas, but this time I used my old favourite French Knots.
The first layer of paint was a mixture of Dioxazine Violet-Purple, Phthalo Blue, Turquoise Blue Deep and Pale Gold with a wash of Interference Gold (Coarse) over the top.

I've already started on another one but this time I will stitch after painting to see what effect I can achieve.

21 comments:

Sue B said...

Linda these are fantastic. I love that second one, it's gorgeous. You are the master of working with scrim!

Susan D said...

Great minds think alike I'm in the middle of something similar but I'm finding it a bit hard going on my fingers pushing the needle through the canvas so can only do a bit at a time. Love the colours you've used.

Julie said...

These canvases are great! I will have to try this myself. Thank you for sharing!

MargaretR said...

Wonderful Lynda!

Micki said...

These are scrumptious. I love the texture you have created. I wish I could get my colors to turn out as well as yours.

Debbi Baker said...

Absolutely fabulous! The purple one is to die for - it is so rich looking. So another thing to add to my must try list... PS How are you going with your Twinkling H2O personal challenge? Dying to know!

Doreen G said...

Wonderful Lynda--nice to see you back doing what you do better than anyone else.

Jacquelines blog said...

These are real treasures Lynda!!!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the texture

Gina said...

These look gorgeous. Lovely colours and textures.

Waltraud said...

Great colours and textures, love the blue one.

Alis said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The colours and textures are great.

StegArt said...

Can I just echo everyone else's comments. They are fabulous, truly!

neki desu said...

not that i don't like the top one, but i'm partial to blues. lovely1

neki desu

Carol said...

Fab I love the texture and the colours are favs of mine.

Angelcat said...

Wow these are stunning Lynda!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Very interesting and lovely textures.

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Judy Scott said...

I love working with scim and gesso ~ your results are fabulous, Judy x

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sharon young said...

I've just found your great blog! I was particularly
impressed with your use of scrim on canvas, it looks great. I'm just discovering the delights of working with scrim. I too am partial to purples and French knots so fell in love with the second one.

Sharon