Wednesday 30 March 2011

Wednesday Extra: Altered Canvas with Jules

I love working on canvas and thought I'd share one that I made for a friend recently, along with a few tips for having a go at your own.
First you need to choose your canvas. There is a wide variety of sizes available, and they are relatively inexpensive to buy. I chose a Windsor and Newton 24"x24" deep edge canvas, which I then primed by coating in white gesso. I did this stage outside, using the plastic wrapping as a protective sheet, because I tend to be a messy painter!
Once the gesso is completely dry it's time to add your base colours. I started off with a coat of grey acrylic paint, and then added a white base for my photo. I also stamped some areas using white acrylic paint and bubble wrap, and then sprayed some red mist.

The next step is to add your papers. I created a mat for my photo using red Bazzill cardstock, and added some black and white patterned papers and a sentiment from the Echo Park 'Be Mine' collection.

Finally, add photos and embellishments to finish! I added a 10"x8" black and white matt photo, butterflies cut from the Bazzill and Echo Park paper using a Cuttlebug and finished with red gems, Pink Paislee artisan tape, WRMK rub ons, a Glitz Design pom pom, and Scrap FX chipboard butterfly and swirls, which were inked with charcoal Chalk Ink, misted and finished with silver gems.

Here are a few close ups:
If you've altered a canvas, we would love to see!  Upload your project in The Studio's community gallery or link us to your blog. Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. I loveeeeeeee this Jules! I love love love how you put this altogether! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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