Saturday, 29 November 2008

Object D'Art Challenge - Canvas

I was thrilled to be asked by Jennie to be a guest designer on her fantastic new challenge blog -The Object D'Art.

The Object this week is a canvas. I found these Winnie the Pooh canvases in one of those bargain shops for £1 each.

I slapped loads of acrylic paint on to cover the Winnies then used stamps, embossing powder, watercolours, Antique Linen Crackle paint for the edges, Hinges and Beads for the clasp.

Front of Canvas Box

Back of Canvas Box

The inside was painted with pearlescent acrylic paint (base lined with cardboard first) then I decorated some plain A5 size paper and white envelopes to make a writing set. The paper is just lightly sprayed with a couple of colourwash sprays (masking the centre with a bit of cardboard) then stamped. The pen is just a cheap biro sponged with a couple of colours of the acrylic paint.

I fancied having a go at another canvas so I made a triangle one - I used balsa wood for the frame and then attached some canvas from a roll of primed artists canvas (another £1 find in those bargain shops). The frame and canvas were all stuck together using superglue as I avoid nails and hammers because my fingers always get in the way LOL).

The images are stamped onto tissue paper before being mod podged onto the canvas and the butterfly and other images are stamped onto acetate.

xx Karen


Jennie said...

Karen, Thank you for taking part, love what you did...

princess-jessie said...

hi karen love it very inspirational.
I have been posting and have been crafting all weekend lots of fun at my granny's.
jessie xox

Linda said...

What stunning work Karen - you do have some great ideas!! I'm going to be on the look out for those canvases.
Linda xx
PS Thanks for the comments about my arch. Yes, the shape is made out of 2 pieces of hardboard with the fabric sandwiched between.

Linda Elbourne said...

Oooooo oooooo and more oooooo's - fab work Karen ... really fab ... I am the daft one that pays a fortune for blank canvases just so I can paint them!!!!

Anne's Cards said...

lovely work,great blog!

Chris said...

ooooh how fabulous Karen... you have been well busy and such a lot of work must've gone into your canvasses. I adore all the detail in the first one and just love how you made the other triangular canvas... so clever you are missus.
Way to go... hope I get time to join in with the challenge cos it looks like fun :D
Chris xx

Andrea said...

some stunning artwork Karen, love your talent x

Jaqi said...

Wow Karen these canvas creations are stunning. what an excellent idea. What an inspiration you are.
You have some fantastic gift ideas. Jaqi

Hels said...

Wow, fantastic artwork Karen, I love the triangular one because it is so uniqie...fabbydabbydoo!! :O)) Hels xx

Iren said...

This art was lovely!!!