Friday, 18 August 2017

Along the shore

Hi Everybody!

Another week is flying by, and the weekend is almost upon us.
For Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, and for 
Simon Monday Challenge, Nautical I made a mixed
media canvas (12 x 9"). The image in the centre was
done with a mod-podge transfer. When it was rubbed free of
paper I used some soft structure paste, roughed up with a spatula,
to make the surrounding - I wanted it to look like an
old wall. I kept it very simple, painting with  Deco art acrylics in Titan buff
and a little brown, and then shading with some of my home-made
vintage brown ink. I added the shells and string using silicone glue.
I love the grungy look of the transfer as opposed to the crisper
line you get from just gluing a picture down.







I am also linking to Creative Artiste and Eclectic Ellapu,
both anything goes

Now I am continuing with our trip to 'the other side'.
The ducks welcomed us before we started our walk along the shore:


The cyclists were waiting on the ramp for the next ferry:


 We saw lots of boats, large and small along the river:


Fun to look over to 'our' side:




Tractors at the camping place to help get the caravans etc
positioned:




This 'camping barrel' can be rented for a holiday:







The camping grounds are beautifully kept:







 Nomen est omen:


The next part of the story  will take us to crocodile land!

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

36 comments:

  1. ein romantisches verträumtes Bild mit dem Jungen und den Muscheln.
    gefällt mir sehr liebe Valerie!
    Die Fotos vom Rhein gegenüber von Kaiserswerth sind intressant was alles so schippert und dieses Urlauberfass als Behausung ist lustig!
    Bei mir ist es trübe,kühl und feucht!
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag
    Lieben Gruss Elke
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  2. Your canvas is wonderful, really atmospheric and cool, love it. The additions of the shells and string are great. Love the photos, too, nice to see the other side again, I think the kids would like living in a barrel, too! Have a nice day, and try to take things easy! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Amazing art project. I can't even begin to understand what a Mod Podge transfer means but it looks terrific and you have surrounded it with just the right amount of everything. Something completely different I think.

    Great photographs today and I have to look for ages at the camping barrel and even shouted Vic to come and see it as well. What a fantastic idea.

    Enjoy your day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Love the use of mod podge so much fun and you have shown the great result of using it...have a lovely weekend.x
    [aNNie]

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  5. Very cool technique on your page. The barrel looks like something out of Tolkein. Too fun. Enjoyed the views of the river. Such a busy place. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I was imagining drunken elves camping there!

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  6. First off your canvas is lovely. You certainly achieved the 'old wall' look. It looks exactly like the stucco on our home growing up. Except yours has lovely shells and twine. And your image transfer is so perfect. Vintage and a bit faded. Just lovely.
    I love the buildings in your picture of across the river. Beautiful architecture. I am not much for camping but I love that barrel. Looks like it could be a fun vacation spot.
    Kate

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    1. Yes, the buildings in our ancient little town are gorgeous.

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  7. Lovely canvas and I enjoyed learning how you transferred the image with Modge Podge too 😁. The grunge look and feel is wonderful! Your walk along the Rhine looks busy today, so nice to see all the pleasure people are having 😀. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

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  8. Gorgeous piece for PPF! Enjoyed the trip across the Rhine so far.

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  9. gorgeous art-love the effect of an old wall, and it sure does look like a found relic! I'm also enjoying your adventure-wonderful photos. Happy PPF!

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  10. Beautiful nostalgic canvas piece! I love the back view of the boy.

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  11. Wonderful and creative 'vintage' look creation you made ~ love it and beautiful photography ~ ^_^

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  12. Gorgeous post ! Amazing art and photos!

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  13. A lovely canvas and gorgeous photos too! Happy PPF from Number 30 :)

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  14. Your collage piece is gorgeous, Valerie. I also prefer the torn or rough edges to a photo that has been cut with scissors. The calming tan colors look great with the little barefoot boy. Your photos are always like visiting Germany. The tiled roofs are so striking.

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  15. I've never tried using Mod Podge for transfers, but it looks like it might work better than gel medium. I'll have to get some, and try it. Lovely photos. Crocodile land?? Yikes!! Stay safe!! :)

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    1. It work at least as well as gel medium and is easier to spread thinly. You can also get a photo mod podge, which is fantastic.

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  16. Your mixed media piece is great! I like the "worn" look and the shells that you added too! :)

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  17. Das süße Kinderfoto hast du so schön urlaubsmäßig mit Muscheln dekoriert, gefällt mir sehr. Die Fotos sind klasse und im Holzfaß würde ich gerne mal wohnen, Sowas hätte ich gerne im Garten als Hobbyraum. ;)
    liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  18. Das süße Kinderfoto hast du so schön urlaubsmäßig mit Muscheln dekoriert, gefällt mir sehr. Die Fotostrecke ist auch wieder gelungen. Das Holzfaß als Feriendomicil finde ich total schön. Sowas hätte ich gerne als Hobbyraum im Garten stehen. ;)
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  19. Its a gorgeous mixed media canvas Valerie, the textures are wonderful and i love that photo you used.
    Great photos from your walk. that camp site looked lovely, one we would have been happy to stop at back in the days when we took the caravan across the Channel.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. Oh your nautical piece is wonderful. I love the textures and feeling to it. Musht be interesting to rent the round cabin...

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  21. Just love the little boy on the beach. The texture with the added shells really does look like sand. Perfect. Love seeing your views from your little river adventure too. Hugs-Erika

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  22. The textures in the TAG are amazing. I loved finding out how you created the effect.

    Your pictures are lovely. I always enjoy seeing ducks and water. :) Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jess

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    1. I visit the ducks every day, but never, ever tire of them!

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  23. What a fabulous canvas - a great transfer image too! I never tire of seeing what happens when you rub the paper off! Lovely scenes of the river and across it too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  24. LOVE the texture on your painting!

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  25. Love this canvas! The transfer is so cool and vintage. Great texture all around the picture and the monochrome overall is fabulous. Thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  26. Fabulous canvas and beautiful vintage colours! Your composition is perfect and I love the image. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media August Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x (DT)

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  27. Fallen in love with your canvas, love the image you've used and the textures all around.

    All the best Jan

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  28. Your art piece is truly beautiful and adorable! Love the photos! So pretty!!! Love the camping barrel! Very interesting! LOL! Big Hugs!

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  29. I know this sounds weird, but Titan Buff is one of my favorite colors. Very nice piece -- wonderful textures.

    The river photos are wonderful. How I love a good time on the river, whether it is in a boat or shore!

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  30. Excellent use of materials. . .beautiful photos. . what a fun time. Blessings, Janet

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  31. Oh Valerie!
    This piece is fabulous!! I love the vintage look you have achieved with your coloring and distressing and oh my I would just love to feel the textures on this!
    So well done!!
    hugs,Jackie
    ps I think I would get dizzy in that barrel camper! heehee Great photos!

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