Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My first canvas

In the Swirlydoos add-on kit of this month was an 8 x 8 canvas. At first I was a bit puzzled as to what to do with it, because I never worked on a canvas before, but there is always a first time.

This is what I did:
- Glue torn sheet music, decorative and old book paper with gel medium onto the canvas
- cover with a thin wash of gesso
- layer 1: paint some gesso on a piece of paper bag, then wrinkled it
- layer 2: a piece of an old napkin
- adhere photo, and embellish
- the metallic rose is made from grunge paper covered with aluminum repair tape from the hardware store and then colored with alcohol ink.

On the picture are my parents in law on their wedding day in 1946.

Thanks for stopping by! Bonnie


Julie said...

This is great love the flower you made. Thanks for playing with us at Shabby

Nike said...

Wowzers!! Love your new project!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenneke said...

WOW, this canvas is GREAT!!! LOVE all embellies you used and that flower you made is soooo gorgeous!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shabby!


zandra said...

Wow, I love the Swirlydoo's kit, but didn't get the canvas. This looks great! Hugz, Z

mandysea said...

This is just gorgeous!! Yes there is a limit on one creation for shabby - but we still LOVE to see and share what wonderful things you've been making!!
Totally beautiful for the photo!!!

Chimene said...

Heel mooi gemaakt!
Je eerste canvas is echt prachtig geworden!
Dank je voor het meespelen met Let's get Shabby!!

Jolanda said...

Wow wat gaaf die metalic rose! En je hele layout trouwens.

Ruth said...

I love your Grungeboard flower Bonnie and congratulations on making your first canvass...I am sure this will be the first of many!!

Toni said...

WOW!!!!! This is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great job!!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Do I have to say more......

This is a stunning project Bonnie!

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