Thursday, 27 January 2011

Canvas and Clay


This is a flat canvas measuring 10" x 8" just to give you some idea of size.  I put a good thick layer of texture paste around all the edges.  I added about 6 pieces of text book pages with mod podge, but didn't like it so I painted the whole canvas in silver acrylic dabber and added black to the edges.  I added gold and bronze to break up the solid black.  I then decided that the middle was too silver so I added some gold, pearl and bronze. I didn't like that either so I covered it with tan eco-friendly paint, but used an old credit card to scrape it over.  Once this had dried I stamped various images with black stazon.


The heart shape is made from pearl, gold and bronze polymer clay.  Once I'd got the shape I more or less wanted I started adding bits and pieces to it.  Screws to each side, smaller screw heads to the top left, a cog from a watch top, an open safety pin, a cog, brads, chain and pin linked togehter, a button and an 's' shape at the bottom.  Once I'd pushed them into the clay I used my TSS tools to make the dots and dashes marks.  The gold colour hoop at the top is a curtain ring with copper wire wrapped round it.  I baked it all in the mini oven.


Once cooled, I put the two pieces together and added a few more cogs and wires to the canvas.

9 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

wow love the heart and the fabulous embellies on it
Hugs Kate xx

craftytrog said...

Wow! This is so creative Sam! Love the clay heart! xx

Zoechaos said...

Guess this was an evolving piece it become something special and a good size. XOXO Zoe

Sid said...

Loving all your embellishments !!

Femmy said...

Love the heart Sam!! beautifully done!

Lynn Stevens said...

thats really cool!

Chris said...

Just shows - if it doesn't work first time then paint over it until it does. LOL And this certainly does work. Love the rustic heart and all the hardware.

Deborah said...

Love your steampunk heart, Sam. And I'm a great believer in painting a piece into submission - you can always say the layers add depth LOL

LazyKay said...

I like how you've treated this canvas and the stuff you've added to it - well done.

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