19 March 2014
MIXED MEDIA CANVASES
I have been having an "arty blast" creating canvases using the monthly videos from Christy Tomlinsons' "The Art Society". Check it out.
Almost all of the supplies I have used were already in my stash. Learning new techniques to use what I already have on hand is great, makes any new art supply purchases quilt free. hmm That does sound convincing LOL
Here I painted over a 6x6" canvas that I had never been happy with. (Reuse is good!) The writing is a stencil from The Crafters' Workshop which I stencilled on using white pen. Love the "chalkboard" look. I used Graphic 45's "French Country" for the feathers and rolled flowers.
This one is a 6x12" canvas with the background created using napkins. I topped that with several layers from a vintage lacy dinner napkin. I covered this with a sepia toned finish. The center is a metal piece from my stash mounted on vintage French text. I used a Martha Stewart mold and Model Magic to make the bird and Distress Inks to colour her. I think a day creating with different molds and building a stash of these would be fun.
Another 6x6" canvas, this time covered with fabrics. Vintage ric rac, a sweet doily topped with a molded and stamped heart, the metal bird is from Tim Holtz. Vintage, homey goodness. Do you hunt the thrift shops for supplies? I often find packages of ric rac and seam binding for a few cents.