Sunday, 5 July 2015

stars and stripes


Inspired by July the 4th yesterday and loving a red, white and blue colour scheme, which just so happens to be the challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity this week, I decided to recreate the American flag in a mixed media style.


I've used a canvas board as my base and covered it with layers of doilies, Liquitex ink and Dylusions sprays.

I wanted it to look like a crumpled up vintage flag.




I tried to make it look as much as like the actual flag design as possible. I have 13 stripes and 50 stars.


I used the Tim Holtz star stencil for my stars.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.

Keeley
 

13 comments:

sirkkis said...

Gorgeous texture and colors.

Jan Hill said...

Wow love the textures, those doilies really add something! Jan x

Kara Lynne said...

Amazing texture! I love that you got all fifty stars on the flag, that had to take a bit of planning!

Pia S said...

A great patriotic project, it's looking great with the rough surface.

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely American Flag Keeley!! Such a fun mixed-media recreation! Thanks for bringing this to Jenny's Destinations challenge at A Vintage Journey this month!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Esther said...

The textures on your canvas are amazing...love the vintage feel...Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Mirror Crack'd....Esther xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautifully arty! Love your project! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

Brenda Burfeind said...

Absolutely love your flag! I will have to try this! Thanks for joining us at ABAC

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Keeley. I love the doilies. What a great idea. I can't believe you managed to get 50 stars on there!! The stitchwork detailing around the blue field is a lovely touch. Just love this!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Ngaere Bennetts said...

I love how you have managed to create a rustic look to this flag. I love it. Thank you for joining our challenge at The Mirror Crack'd.

Buttons said...

A magnificent flag! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous textures and a wonderful vintage look to your flag. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Destinations Challenge Jennie

Lin said...

Gorgeous canvas Keeley. Thank you for the close up pictures because they enable us to really see the texture in this fabulous piece.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us

Lin
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