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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Altered Canvas A is for Art

Happy Thursday afternoon blogland!!!! Mother Nature truly is mad at all of us....look at everything she has sent our way lately...not nice...ha ha !!! Today I have a recycled canvas that I made for a couple challenges...one is for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...A is for?....and the other is a monthly challenge over at Our Creative Corner Challenge Blog... no more shopping sins challenge....ENJOY!!!!
 
So for SSSM challenge when I think of the letter A, the mind always pops over to tab number 2346 in my mind.....ART....(that ones for you Miss Bonnie)...no seriously, I think of art...go figure, right? ...so I thought this would be the perfect time to make myself a piece of art using a recycled canvas...this is my definition of the word "art"...."something made with your own hands using your own blood sweat and tears"...so what do you think? ...it turned out abit crazy, but I really do like it...
on the canvas I used an old jar of modeling paste and used the top of the spatula to make texture in the paste before it dried..painted with distress paints and even stains to achieve the coloring....on the letters I used Flower Soft in red to cover them...but then I kind of distressed them by removing bits and pieces that uncovers a chipboard letter...I also matted and pop dotted them to give more dimension...the wood scrolls I used I painted with more distress paints and stains then added silver stickles..I printed part of the definition and other parts I added 3D letters...

here is my little metal girl that just gave me a fit..that's prolly why she has been in my stash for years now...but she's one of those stakes for the yard/garden pots...I cut the metal stake off painted her with yep, distress paints, added a layer of distress stickles, wiped off (which this leaves some glitter) and then another light layer of paint...I added some baby doll hair (which I think I've had this in my stash for about 10 years..lol)...ribbon and a pearl to symbolize the face...I had a wooden fence that I cut in half and added that to the other side...then a piece at the top for the crown...waste not want not...lol...

painted the starfish and added a die cut behind it...I took a  burlap sheet from Canvas Corp and added strips to the side of the canvas...

here's my goodies that I used...some very old and some new...

all of these items I used were very very dusty....Thank you to OCC for their challenge no more shopping sins...this made me get out all of my unloved goodies and make a piece of ART....
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Well this is all I have for today....I do hope that you take a stop at SSS Monday Challenge and Our Creative Corner to check out all of the goodness they have...it's very inspiring..thanks for stopping in and I hope everyone has a warm afternoon....it's very cold here.....Hugs from Charm City....

8 comments:

Dan said...

"Crazy"? Well, if crazy is another way of saying "genius"! I love your canvas, so vibrant and richly textured! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Ack! LOVE it! What a great way to use up random schtuffs in your stash. I really like the texture you achieved and the fence crown is brilliant! Oh! I also LOVE the use of the burlap on the sides. So interesting to look at. I have a roll of burlap... I should use it. I may just steal your idea for a canvas of my own. I'm inspired!
Hugs,
Glo

die amelie said...

Who would have guessed that you created this awesome canvas from "un-loved" goodies! It's sooo brilliant! Love the saying about "art" and all the wonderful texture and details!

Thank you so much for joining us at OurCreativeCorner with this awesome piece of art!

Claudia x

MichelleZ said...

I love the dimension and texture. Great use of that paste! Thank you for sharing your beautiful canvas with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I enjoyed seeing your work. ~Michelle

butterfly said...

It's a fab canvas - I love the ART lettering and the metal girl is so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

Anna-Karin said...

Fantastic canvas!! Love the cool lettering, great textures and the girl you created is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Wow! There are so many things to love about this! I love all the texture and the way the word "art" just pops right off the page. Awesome!

Maura said...

Such a fun piece. Know you will be having fun with your giftie!