Sunday, 1 March 2009

When is a canvas not a canvas?

Well technically it is still a canvas, i just wanted a more catchier title to my post than simply 'canvas' LOL This is for a swap on the Lots To Do forum. Instead of using the front of the canvas I simply turned it over and used the back. First I gesso'ed all the wood part then used the stamped tissue paper technique to create a background in the space behind the flower. The flower is a flora doodle (yes I am guilty of saving these for best but when actually is best?) I painted the 'frame' part with metallic brown acrylic paint, stamped onto the paint with a script stamp then stamped and watercoloured some flowers, covered them with glossy accents and punched out a butterfly motif!!


I actually really like it! I think Im tempted to make one for mothers day but know my mother will have no-where to put one!


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23 comments:

Ang C said...

what a stunning canvas!!!!

Paula said...

I love using canvas's this way - fab piece!

carian said...

Claire you are totally Nuts! what a fab idea and such a stunning effect too.xx

Lil Sis said...

and you made it sound so simple.........

Gorgeous canvas

Andrea said...

thats a great idea Claire and its worked beautifully x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Claire and the flowers look great!
Clairex

Carol Ann said...

fab I really like your idea of turning round the canvas might have to try it :)

Joy said...

I like the idea iof turning it over, makes it perfect for a photo, great work Claire xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous, Claire. I just love that flower!!!xx

Gillian said...

Gorgeous canvas Claire, I think your Mum would be thrilled with one like that. xxxx

Gillian said...

Gorgeous canvas Claire,I am sure your Mum would be thrilled to be given something similar for Mother's day!!!!!

Lottie said...

What mum wouldn't be thrilled with such a beautiful canvas - and I am sure she would find somewhere to display it.

Go on - you know you want too

ju said...

What a clever idea - brill! x

Enfys said...

Wow Claire, this is fantastic, found your blog whilst hopping around, and I love your stuff
hugs
Enfys

Ann said...

Fantastic - I love it Claire, very clever & beautiful, I might just be tempted into trying it myself!! xx

Mags said...

This is beautiful Claire, I love it!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic canvas Claire! x

Minx said...

Fabby canvas hun, love the tissue covered edges :O)

Wendy said...

This is stunning
Wendy x

sam21ski said...

WOW Claire this is fab, love the brown frame and the wording - will have to give it a go I think

Moni said...

Love it!Hugs, Moni

mommabear said...

this is fabulous Claire

cats whiskers said...

This is just stunning, what wonderful colours and compostition I am totally in awe
Hugs jacqui x