Saturday, 12 January 2013


I finished my little canvas for the front room a couple of nights ago at around 1am when I couldn't sleep. It turned out a little darker than planned and even though I had a go a lightening it I think the colour of the background is fine and it goes perfectly with the room. Once we get the furniture back in place today after having a new carpet fitted yesterday, then I will hang my little masterpiece.
It started off like this:
Punched, die cut, ripped, cut out bits of paper, card, tissue tape and ribbon:
I used Claudine Helmuth traditional tan paint all over the canvas before blending in 3 colours of paint dabber. I then rubbed my embossing ink pad around the edges and sprinkled copper powder over it heating it afterwards to add the luscious embossed detail.
I assembled loads of white paper flowers and spritzed them with as many red inks that I could. I used a brown Adirondak spray on the edges and tried to use my chocolate Dylusions spray but try as I did I just couldn't get the thing to work. One of my made up sprays of ink and perfect pearls decided to 'splodge' rather than spray hence the line of red dots and odd ones elsewhere, but you  know, it looks cool.
This photo has turned out a little light. The other 2 are more of the true colour. Once I was happy with layout
I used Cosmic Shimmer glue to stick everything down.
It's different to say the least and I am really pleased with the overall end result.
Now I wonder whether that glue will stop my rug 'walking' around the room on the new carpet???????
Think I'll enter my canvas in the Sunday Stamper challenge this week.


Artyjen said...

Looks fabby ;)
xoxo Sioux

pearshapedcrafting said...

Got too frustrated trying to comment on my phone but now seeing this on a larger screen I'll say double wow! It's truly beautiful Joanne, I'm sure by now it's hanging in pride of place! On the cosmic shimmer glue option for your rug - I used it to glue some non slip shelf liner in strips on the back of mine - result!! Love, Chrisx

Susie Campbell (Sue Smith) said...

Hi Joanne, your canvas is beautiful. I love the way that you've shown the process of making it too! All the texture and embellishments are totally stunning and this is going to look gorgeous wherever you hang it! I've found your piece very inspirational and I'd love to work on a canvas soon too!

Barb Cady said...

What a fabulous piece of work! I love the texture you have achieved, a lovely thing to hang up and admire!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous canvas Joanne... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x