Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A Challenge


I set myself a challenge which was not to use any words (as in large stamped words) or an image.  This is what I came up with.  Both are canvas's.  Top one had half a dictonary page attached and white gesso was applied.  Crushed olive distress ink was swooshed over it and royal purple stazon was used to edge.  I covered a small box and 3 cut down straws in text paper and used the purple again. I attached a piece of Angelina Fibre with fibre in it and a piece of wire mesh.  Inside the box is a piece of wire and a large clear gem stone.


This one actually looks more pinky / red than it really is, so I might try and get a better picture tomorrow in different light.  Anyway I wiped on various colours of acrylic paint with a baby wipe.  Covered a piece of wood in aged mahogany crackle paste and varnished it when dry.  I added a few nails to the top.  I bound a few oddments of metal pieces together for each of the circles and sat them on top of a piece of thick copper wire.  The mesh at the bottom is material which I attached with staples.


***Edited*** This photo shows the truer colours.

This one also fits in with this weeks Lotstodo Challenge - shapes

15 comments:

Claireabelle said...

2 fab canvases Sam, love the top one
x

JoZart said...

So different to your last two pieces and so unusual. You are experimenting and succeeding!
Jo x

Sid said...

Nice and different but very arty too !

Zoechaos said...

extrordinary both fabulous creative pieces xx Zoe

LazyKay said...

Very crative, I like the 'flowers' but esp the top one with the gem, the gem really sets the whole thing off.

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Neet said...

Love where you are coming from with these. My kind of stuff!
At first I thought the top one was fabulous but then I scrolled down (reading as I went along) and saw the second piece. Now I dont know which to say is my favourite. Love them both.
I am really enjoying your diversity.

Angelnorth said...

Fun canvasses, lov ethe metal "flowers" on the second one!

crafty creations said...

Fabulous canvasses Sam - think the top one is my fav but love them both

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Minxy said...

awesome art hun, love the text covered straw idea

mommabear said...

Brilliant canvases love them both

Cath Wilson said...

Wot a challenge! YOu did well, although I'm not sure using book pages counts as 'no text', lol. I really wouldn't be able to do this, though, Sam. I'm impressed, again!

Femmy said...

both are fantastic Sam!!

Chris said...

Love these, Sam, especially the first one. Great idea with the straws.

Jaqi said...

Love these Sam they are great I love the colours on the first one , brill work

Joy said...

Amazing canvases Sam xx

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