Hi everyone! I never really thought that my dad looked like his dad, until I saw this photo of my late grandpa. But it could also be the mischievous look he has. Lol!
I started this canvas for my Dad's 70th Birthday, by collaging some torn papers, and playing cards with Prima Soft Matte Gel. Then I added white gesso, and Tim Holtz Distress (Crackle) Texture Paste. Once it dried, I applied black gesso to the Stamperia (Clock & Mechanisms) Stencil. Since my grandpa was always so playful and funny, I had to include the Joker, which you can see peeking through the gesso in the photo below, above the two of clubs card.
My Dad's love of poker, definitely came from my grandpa, and has always been a favorite family activity. Besides the real playing cards collaged onto the canvas, I also included the cards from Mintay Papers using the Old Manor Collection, aged with Lindy's Gang (Beaver Tail Brown) Squirt and (Landlubber Green Vintage) Spray. Then I recycled some fruit netting, and anchored it and the photo with the Steampunk Pipe Corner from Creative Embellishments.
I was so happy to see the rocking horse, also from the Old Manor Collection from Mintay Papers, and have fond memories of riding one just like it on visits to my grandparents house as a child! The other fussy cut embellishments are all part of this fabulous vintage line, including the trunk, books, and paper screws, along with the paper that also got collaged onto the canvas, before coloring with Lindy's Gang (Beaver Tail Brown) Squirt and Sprays (Landlubber Green Vintage, Marigold Yellow Orange, Steampunk Sepia, and Ponderosa Pines Olive).
Some of the cogs and gears were made from paper clay using the Finnabair (Mechanica) Mould, and were all finished with Lindy's Gang Sprays, and embossing powders (Cleopatra Copper and Reindeer Moss Green). Then I added even more texture with Finnabair Rust Effect Paste (Brown and Dark Olive). I also rubbed some Finnabair (Rich Copper) Wax onto the black stenciling.
Thanks so much for looking, and take care!