Sunday, 15 March 2009

Black & White Canvas



Was having a play this afternoon and created this. Inspired by some of the creations in the latest Somerset Studio magazine. It's a 5" x 7" flat canvas which was staring straight at me. I covered it in mod podge, ripped a page of text out of an old book, stuck it over the canvas and gave it another coat of mod podge. When dry I placed vaseline over certain areas to act as a resist to the acrylic paint. I painted the whole piece and when dry, using a clean piece of paper towel, removed the paint from the areas covered with the vaseline. I tore a piece of black card, a piece of vellum and a piece of tissue paper, scrunched them up and used my paper distresser to distress the edges. I stuck the tissue paper down roughly in the middle of the canvas and I used silicone glue to attach the other two pieces as I wanted the piece to have a 3d look and not be flat to the canvas. I added a piece of magic mesh and rubbed over it with black stazon. I used one of my new stamps and stamped the image onto a glossy piece of white card using black stazon ink, again I attached it with silicone glue. I then added a piece of white lace to the right hand side, a black ribbon and a white button to the bottom right, a metal charm to the bottom left and a metal charm which says, love life, live life, middle top. It looks quite good in the flesh because it's got a bit of 'lift'.

14 comments:

Claireabelle said...

It's fab Sam, definatly has strokeability!
x

Ang C said...

I love it - very tactile!!!

Hazel said...

I really, really like this. It has so much going on, but all works perfectly. Great stamps, too.

Mags said...

This is fab Sam, great texture to it I'm sure!

Lil Sis said...

Looks great Sam full of touchability x

craftytrog said...

Brilliant canvas Sam, I love it! Bet you had fun creating it! x

Paula said...

excellent canvas sam!

Sue Abbott said...

The canvas ia brilliant Sam, I just love black and white together!I find it amazing how so much can be put onto a project and it all looks great when it's finished. One of my favourite sayings in classes, when students were unsure was to 'wack it on' lol and get a surprise effect. The good thing is that if you put something on that doesn't work, you just 'wack something else on' till it does. It's great fun, always a surprise and always unique.
Sue x

Femmy said...

fabulous Sam!!

SueHart said...

It's amazing, Sam. Really love your new stamp!!x

Tracey said...

Yet again - fab and very inspiring techniques Sam, the texture and dimension on this canvas are superb, also the monochromatic scheme - perfect !

Sue said...

This is fantastic, I love the main image stamp, and anything with mod podge has to be great! xx

Chris said...

Ooooh this is stunning, Sam. I just love the monochrome look and am lusting after that stamp. :-)

mommabear said...

I just love this canvas Sam

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