This little make was totally unplanned but i'm blaming Lynne Moncrieff for the distraction with her enticing and ever inspiring blog this week. I too have stash that I just look at, save for that special project or just don't use because it's far to nice, I feel so guilty about it.
So whilst on the super stash hunt I came across a not so super jar of oddments, unappealing, uninspiring and one step away from being thrown away but
before I got that far I found myself analysing the contents asking myself
what was wrong with it and why did I want to get rid of it..??
Well when you start asking yourself why you want to throw stuff away it becomes
a little worrying... Sounds like a good time to make something!
Here is my *Dispose to Compose* Canvas in words and pictures.
Using a 5x7 Lace covered canvas I glued on the oddments along with an embossed and stamped aperture tag. When dry the whole canvas was painted in white Gesso repeating the process until the embellishment were completely covered.I gradually added colour using water soluble wax pastels activating with water and reapplying when dry.
When the colour build required was achieved
I applied VersaMark watermark pen around the edges of the embellishments
and dusted with Green and Gold pigment powders.
Gaps between the embellishments were filled with glue and micro beads sprinkled atop.
With a fitting sentiment placed in the frame window and a
large charmed focal embellishment my Canvas is complete.
I've seen some amazing pictures and canvas's produced using similar techniques to this and I have to agree they can transform any old bits and bobs into a masterpiece.
The problem now is I'm not too sure I will throw anything away after creating this..!
Thank you for your company.. Have a fabulous weekend.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx
Embellishments, bits, bobs, Micro Beads and a sentiment.
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Summer Edition
Versamark WaterMark pen