Tuesday, 23 April 2013

THANK YOU CANVAS...

A couple of weeks ago a very nice friend gave me a HUGE bag of blank canvases which she found when she had been clearing out... they had been her daughter's and they had been forgotten about and she was being ruthless with the clearing out:0)
 
I saw the start of a canvas on my travels through the world wide web and thought it was lovely...Think it was on the One Fine Day blogspot...
 
I covered the 12"x12" canvas with cut up scraps of patterned paper and then gave it a wash with some of Claudine's Landscape Green mixed with Canvas and some water... I then added a sequin waste mask using black and white and the negative side as well...
 
 
 The beautiful doily pattern was done using a huge doily mask I have(can't remember where from)... I mixed up some texture paste with more of the green paint and then spread it over(I taped a couple of edges with masking tape to hold it)... looked great and I was very nervous peeling it of but it worked brilliantly as you can see...I finished it by rubbing my black inkpad round the edges...
 
 I stamped up the huge butterfly by tattered angels which I have had for ages...I then added a few rub on butterflies, stamped the quote(which I found on the Internet) onto book pages and mod podged on...

I am going to give this to Eleanor as a thank you for the canvases which will be put to good use....