Thursday 23 March 2017

Up The Wall

Up The Wall

Hallo Everyone!

Claire Jackson is with us
today to share with us a
beautiful canvas of her
holiday in Rome

You might need to get 
yourself a cuppa and
a comfy chair ............

"I primed a 30x25cm canvas with white snowflake paint 
and added strips of decorative tape to create some 
texture in the background

 Next I built up the background with layers of Fresco Finish paint, 
starting with more opaque colours and then translucent colours on top.
 I wiped back the paint over the tape where it was too opaque.

To continue to build up the background I used a 
dark translucent paint sponged on a small script stamp, 
gold paint sponged on a large pattern stamp 
and sprayed golden walnut through a stencil.

 I added embossing paste through the brick wall stencil
 to some areas of the canvas

The edges were shaded with pine needles Distress Ink 
and Alchemy Wax was used to highlight the edges 
and some of the brick.

 I stamped and embossed the wording 
in white detail embossing powder on wax paper.

I used a dark brown watercolour pencil between the bricks 
to help them stand out.

Next I tore strips of the wax paper and scrunched them up tightly, 
before lightly rubbing them over with the gold wax.

A mini cardboard key was painted and edged with gold wax.

The photo was die cut and attached to the canvas 
and to create more texture I added a mixture 
of gems, microbeads and embossing enamel 
to the corners and around the photo

 I also sprinkled embossing enamel in places over the background

The photo was taken in the ancient Roman town
 of Ostia Antica, just outside Rome.

 If you ever get the chance to visit 
I would thoroughly recommend it."

Beautiful canvas Claire, thank you for
sharing it with us.  A wonderful moment
of what must have been a wonderful holiday

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. That's really gorgeous Claire, and it must be a great place to visit... I also went to Rome a few years ago, I had a dream holiday. xx

    1. Rome has grown on me over the years and I love how ancient and modern sit comfortably together. xx


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