Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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!