Tuesday, March 16, 2010

canvas fashion


I've been working on some projects lately that are just for me. I love altered projects, things I can hang or display and not just shove into an album when I'm done. This canvas is 8x10 and is proudly displayed on the shelf in my scrap room.


I had read on the Studio Calico blog about treating canvas with gesso before painting it. That was awesome! I love the look and texture I got from using it. After it dried, I misted with a combination of Sunflower Yellow Maya Mist and Smooch Spritz also in an orange-yellow color.


While that dried again, I covered the Maya Road chipboard dress form (the back piece from the dress form chipboard album) with paper from Studio Calico and then with an old pattern from a top I never made. I really liked the look of both the pattern and the words, it gave it some extra depth.


Then I covered the other chipboard pieces with more Studio Calico papers. The chipboard pieces are from the Maya Road set, Sew Cute. So adorable! I just love these and had to have them asap!


Lastly, the "dream" fabric letters are from Donna Downey. And there you have it, my Oh Sew Cute 8x10 canvas artwork for my scraproom.

This was many weeks in the making (and the reason why I had yellow mist on my carpet from the last post...) and I'm so glad to have it finished.

Try going 3-D next time you make something you're really excited about! It could become a keepsake with a few extra steps!

15 comments:

lisa said...

It's so nice and refreshing to do something different sometimes isn't it? I love that canvas Diana, really do xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

can i just tell u that i am more in love with u today?????? holy crud diana...this is AMAZING!!!! Why isn't there a "save to faves" button on blogs.....i need to bookmark this one for my forever future!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it soooooooooooooooooo much!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tessa Buys said...

So pretty! The misting is gorgeous!

Jingle said...

I love this. Seriously, Diana. I'm not even joking! I absolutely LOVE this piece! It is gorgeous and you did an amazing job with it! Beautiful!

Diana said...

this is so unique, I REALLY like it!

Heidi said...

OK, can i say holy sh*t??!!! because, damn, girl!!!! this is some gooooooooooooood stuff. i'm so inspired!!!!! i wanna go make one NOW!!! hmmmm...grandpa's watching the rugrats right now. a trip to the lss may be in order...

Beth said...

we are sooo on the same page (or canvas! bwahahaha) !! I have been playing with canvas too! lol
love it! yours is sooo wicked cool and gorgeous!

Lisa Andrews said...

This looks like such a fun project. Love the happy yellow color and all of the perfect details on your canvas.

sarah said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this diana!!!!! where'd you get that dressform?! i like it soooo much, and so i declare that i buy one for myself! haha.

hugs,
sarah.

Antonia Krajicek said...

Wow...I love this!! The lettering is so perfect with the rest of the canvas. Fun :)

Marlene said...

Very crafty!

Kristy said...

I LOVE this Diana! The colors are so bright and happy! What a perfect add to your scrap space! PERFECT! I'm with Heidi, now I wanna make somethin!

Mo said...

oh this is gorgeous!

Brenda said...
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Brenda said...

I LOVE this Diana!!! I really need to make one for my sewing room!
hugs
Brenda