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Monday, 21 March 2016

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 3


Hi everyone and welcome! Jenny here for your next stop on this month's Destination Inspiration adventure. Let's undo the travel bag again to remind ourselves what is in there.

Product: Something Metal
Technique: Rust Effects (perhaps using rusting or embossing powders or rust coloured paints)
Colour: Lilac or Pale Purple
Substrate: Board (eg grey board, coaster board, cardboard)


I did a little remixing of my own on this canvas board and got the chance to play with my new Distress Crayons into the bargain. First up a Tim Holtz 'shabby chic technique' (I know we are not a strictly Tim focussed challenge any more but it's one of my favourites - I used it HERE). With the background dry I drew lines of crayon on top, smudging them as I went. They really added to the faded vintage wallpaper look and glided easily over the paint embossed surface.


Next part of the remix, a repeat of the first of my faux rusted techniques (a full tutorial can be found HERE) but with the added layering of more smudged Distress Crayons. And if you want them to blend a little more just add water on the parts you want to 'move'.


Finally I blended yet more Distress Crayons over and embossed piece of black card. This is so cool and works brilliantly with the contrasting colours.


With the addition of a photo from Murano, Italy, stamping, flowers, metal embellishments, pearls, lace and sanded kraft core card the canvas was complete. Here are the close ups...



So that's it for Terminal 3. Make sure you join us here next Monday for the next scheduled stop on this month's journey, and if you feel inspired by today's post don't forget to get those entries in for our current challenge 'Destination Inspiration Travel Bag'.

For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

47 comments:

  1. Wow Jenny....this is a fabulous post x Wonderful backgrounds and the end result is so gorgeous. Love the image too x Now I can't wait to play with my crayons x

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Annie! So glad you like it. Enjoy those crayons x

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  2. What a great background you created Jenny! love all the streakiness from the crayons - you've taught us so many wonderful ways to use the crayons with this project - it is a gorgeous piece and beautiful way to highlight this lovely photo! Julia xx

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    1. Thank you Julia! The crayons were such an easy way to add more age on top of so much other media x

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  3. Beautiful Jenny, I love the different layers you have created that complement and contrast with each other and fabulous techniques to add to the mix. Your canvas is a sheer delight to look at, thanks for the inspiration xxx

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    1. Thank you Brenda! So glad to have hit the spot x

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  4. A wonderful remix Jenny with a super end result. Each layer offers a little delight of its own. The addition of the lace gives it such opulence, perfect for that super Venice photo! Brilliant also how the photo has all the colours you used for the rest of your canvas in it, such a clever choice!

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    1. Thank you Astrid! In fairness most photos of Venice feature rusty tones so that was never going to be the biggest challenge! So glad you like the lace too - a real find! x

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  5. Stunning project

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. This is marvellous!! The background and the techniques are so nice. You did a great job.
    Lia xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lia! So glad you like it x

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  7. Wow, wow, wow Jenny, you certainly hit all the right buttons with this gorgeous canvas!! The 'wallpaper' background is stunning and then your placement of all the elements is just perfection, as always!!! Love, love, love this fabulous piece of art! Hugs, Anne xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! So glad you like it! x

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  8. Wow, wow, wow Jenny, you certainly hit all the right buttons with this gorgeous canvas!! The 'wallpaper' background is stunning and then your placement of all the elements is just perfection, as always!!! Love, love, love this fabulous piece of art! Hugs, Anne xxx

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  9. Am drooling...............that is just gorgeous, love all the textures and layers. Just beautiful xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! So glad you like it! x

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  10. Simply stunning Jenny!!! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Julia! Coming from you that's high praise indeed! So glad you like it! x

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  11. This is STUNNING Jenny! I love love love the different ways you used the distress crayons. I have to try them all! <3

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    1. Thank you so much Zoe! So glad you like it! Yep, those Distress Crayons are like the 'missing link' to me, adding details that were far more complicated and not always successful before x

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  12. What a fabulous canvas Jenny. I can look at this and see the work that has been done to create this,. Need to use my crayons. Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs Rita xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Rita! So glad you like it! And yes, you do need to use them ;) xx

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  13. Gorgeous Jenny, love the background panel which looks just like wallpaper and the rust effect is lovely. The background is a perfect backdrop for your focal image. Love how you used the Distress Crayons. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy! So glad you like it! x

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  14. A fantastic way to use the contents of the travel bag ,Jenny , resulting in a really gorgeous canvas. Wonderful use of those distress crayons and fabulous arrangements of all your elements. You really have picked up the travel bag and ran with . hugs x

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda! So glad you like it! Not sure about my running abilities however ;) x

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  15. Brilliant Jenny and thanks for using the crayons as I've just ordered mine. Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! So glad you like it! Enjoy your crayons x

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  16. A stunning canvas Jenny, loving your soft background and the use of the crayons. Looks beautiful with your photograph of Murano. Fab use of the travel bag.
    Hugs, Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! So glad you like it! x

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  17. WOWOWOWOW, that is awesome Jenny!!!

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  18. Amazing use of the travel bag goodies Jenny. A fabulous background and I just love the rusting technique - off to see your tutorial. The whole piece is just wonderful x

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    1. Thank you so much Jennie! It's great to revisit techniques and tutorials once in a while x

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  19. Wonderful! Why say anymore!!
    Sandy xx

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  20. Oh Jenny I love this! The little details are stunning and I so appreciate the links for more info on these great techniques. I love your focal image and how every single element blends in together. Really stunning! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you so much Autumn! Hope you enjoy what's at the end of the links x

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  21. superb layering Jennie - gorgeous textures - love it all xx

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  22. What a fantastic way to use a lovely holiday picture. The building on the photo is a azing ...as is your work. You really created the perfect way to showcase the picture.
    And by the way : I LOVE your result using rusting technique... It looks awesome.
    Thank you for sharing your art.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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    1. Thank you so much Monica! So glad you like it. The building was a first floor balcony/window area above a shop on Murano, one of so many that were positively stunning! x

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  23. Fabulous Jenny! This makes me want to stop what I should be doing (boring) and go play with my new crayons that are shouting 'use me, use me'!!! Nikki xx

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki! You must, you must! x

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  24. Gorgeous canvas Jenny, love the background that compliments that beautiful photograph so perfectly, wonderful way to use the contents of your travel bag! Deb xo

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  25. A glorious weathered Venetian piece, Jenny - stunning techniques and composition, of course, and a wonderful atmosphere too.
    Alison x

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