Saturday, 5 September 2009

Bees Wax Canvas - Dezinaworld Challenge - Wings


June over at Dezinaworld is holding a Challenge with a fabulous prize attached. Check it out here. All you have to do is create a piece of art around the theme of wings.

I decided to do something I wouldn't normally do, I wanted to do something different, so I based my canvas on the colour blue, not a favourite of mine at all, but I am pleased with how it's turned out.

I used acrylic dabbers to cover the canvas, aqua and cloudy blue and stream to frame it. I laid out my various pieces, coloured the silver no 2 and the small fragment square (which Caz kindly shared with me and Hilda at our meet last week) with stream alcohol ink, used the dictionary definition of wings in the background, coloured a green admit one ticket with blue paint, scrunched it up and tore it in half, added a couple of paper flowers, an image and quote from Lisa's Altered Art and chalked a wing. I covered the whole piece in bees wax.

This is a side view, all the sides are the same. The pattern is stamped with broken china distress ink.

25 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

love the spoons - time goes by so quickly when your having fun. Like the box too and the colour is fine by me. The wings really stand out.
Kate x

Claireabelle said...

Love this Sam!! I have a pot of beeswax that remains un-opened. I think you might have inspired me to get it out
x

Sue Abbott said...

Kove the canvass Sam, and it's always good to work with something that is out of your comfort zone. It's rewarding when it turns out well as it did with the canvass. Hope to see you in the week.
Sue x

Sid said...

You made a fab job of this Sam !!

jackiescrafts said...

This is a great canvas, love the way you have interpreted the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Dezinaworld

Jackie x

LazyKay said...

Good elements combo and again I like the colour blending - the shades melt together well.

xxxxxxxx

ARTful Wings said...

What a great canvas - I love blue - not as much as pink ;O) - the theme is brilliant - love it xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely fabulous canvas Sam! The components all look great together! xx

Ang C said...

A stunning canvas

June said...

Sam this is gorgeous, Beautiful shades of blue and a stunning collage canvas. I adore it and need to find some of this beeswax its something i keep meaning to do :)
Fabulous work my friend
thanks for joining in
I will post your work up
Hugs June xxx

crafty creations said...

brilliant canvas Sam love all the elements you've used the image is gorgeous and love the way you've torn the definition in the background

Lottie said...

You are brilliant at making canvases - gorgeous

Amy said...

she is beautiful in BLUE..I love your collage work..the number 2 is grand!!

Neet said...

Lovely Sam - I do like the colour of Blue you have got on your canvas. Your images are perfect and I like how it goes around the sides as well - love little touches like that.

Ruth said...

Gosh isn't she cute!! This seems to be a popular challenge...so good luck I hope you win!! I love the fat canvasses the best for these projects.

ps: Wilkos have 4 square thin canvasses for approx £2.50 at the mo!

Chris said...

Fabulous canvas Sam. Gorgeous shades of blue - think it just needs a touch of pink. lol

Mags said...

Oh Sam, this is stunning. Your work is just brilliant!

Shairon said...

Gorgeous canvas Sam. Where do you get your inspiration from?! xx

ARTful Wings said...

Great Canvas Sam xx

LiveArt said...

What a sweet and beautiful canvas!! Love the colours!!

Linda

mommabear said...

What a fabulous canvas Sam I love it

Tracey said...

Hi Sam just popping in to say hello, it is ages since I have had time to catch up on my blog hopping properly, Sue did warn me life would never be the same lol, lots and lots to catch up on here, you are always so busy and creative, no two items ever the same, thanks for the inspiration, I especially love the watercoloured atc's you have been doing and the altered spoons are cool, have a great week Sam, take care XXX

Melanie said...

Love the colours on this....beautiful

Betty said...

this is gorgeous, love the colors.

Sian said...

Fantastic! I love this.

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