Thursday, August 21, 2014
I wanted to create a canvas with a layered tag look to it and incorporate soft colors. This is not my usual art but I think I did a good job. :)
I started with the tag and used the colors from that to design this piece. I found this amazing metallic acrylic paint and just had to have it. Lol! The blue, purple, and green are metallic paint and it is so gorgeous! I used a TH edger tool to roughen up my paper edges (paper is from Scraps of Elegence/Scraps of Darkness store) and then layered the papers behind the tag. I stamped the bottom two layers to give depth and to tie in my chipboard embellies that I also stamped.
I then started on painting the canvas with the green metallic paint. I added some cheesecloth that I sprayed with Luminarte sprays and glued it to the canvas.
I painted the chipboard flourishes with gesso and stamped words on both. I then used a butterfly cutout to make the small blue butterflies that are around the canvas.
One of my favorite pieces on this is the small little container in the bottom left corner. It started as a bronze color and I hand painted the blues, green and purple to make it look like it belonged with this canvas. I thought it looked like I let the small butterflies out of this jar. :p
I then glued everything where I wanted it and added the finishing touches. Carpe Diem!
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This canvas will be entered into the following, you can enter as well:
SOE/SOD mid month challenge on Facebook (HERE)
Country View Challenges-Word Play (HERE) I used the words Unlock Your Dreams and Explore Your New Reality to express my open mind about all things crafty I will, or may, get in to.
Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog-August Challenge Anything Goes (HERE)
Our Creative Corner-Summertime (HERE) Summer to me means plenty of color and butterflies and exploring!
Craft-szafa-Challenge #42-mood board (HERE) I used the soft colors and texture I took from the welcome sign.