Thursday, 11 November 2010

8 x 8 " canvas collage !

Many apologies for the lack of blogging, I've been struggling a bit lately with depression so not really felt like doing too much.

But I've managed to complete this piece! It's hopefully going to be a present for someone and I'm hoping they will like it, because I'm not really sure what I was trying to achieve here and i seem to have got a little 'lost'!

Anyway, I used blue and white acrylic paint to give the canvas a 'wash'! After it was dry I used the Large upper and Lower case Alphabet templates from Easi-score as a 'stencil, then dry brushed around them with Faded Jeans Distress ink. I then distressed the edges of the canvas with the same colour, then oversprayed with a 'Fireworks Blue' spray ink, this gave a gorgeous iridescent finish.

I drew around the plastic letters on some patterned paper and cut them out then embossed them with the Cuttlebug 'Text' embossing folder. I also used the Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles to add some glitter to the letters.

The flowers were made using the Flower Power stamp Themeplate from The Artistic Stamper and also using a technique I found over the Artistic Stamper blog in the videos section. They were then backed by some Stewart Gill Glitteratti.

Here's a closer look

The butterfly is from the Elusive Images Patchwork Butterfly themeplate and is stamped using clear versamark ink and then embossed with black embossing powder, i also used the Clear rock Candy stickles to give it a bit of 'sparkle'!The 'Buttons'and 'Lace' are also an Elusive Images themeplate, 'Collage' i think it's called, I've had that set for so long i can't remember! lol.

I'm not really too sure if I like this piece or not yet, I think because I got a bit lost while putting it together is kind of putting me off it slightly. but I'll just put it aside for the time being. I'll make my mind up later maybe.

For some reason I can't seem to get any 'links' working today so please accept my apologies for not being able to let you see the products I'm talking about.

Thanks for looking in, take care everyone

Jackie x