Sunday, 6 October 2013

Canvas ART

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I have be AWOL for a while, I have had a lot of design projects going on in the background that I can't show you at the moment but I can show you what I got up to yesterday.  I spent a lovely day at Craft Station in Kirby in Ashfield with Hels Sheridan again and this time it was one of her Canvas Creations Workshops check out her blog Here for more inspiration. We had loads of fun playing with Texture paste, acrylic paints and sprays. This is my Canvas
It looks quite small on here but it is actually about A4 size and a nice chunky canvas.   Hels gave us loads of different die cuts for us to cut up and stick on the blank canvas to get a bit of interest going. I  then applied White Dreamweaver paste a couple of stencils in two of the corners.  I initially was determined not to keep to my almost trademark blue tones and chose Mushroom and Stone acrylic paint colours to use as base colours, these were applied to the canvas with cut n dry foam.  As you can see there was a tickle of blue crept into two of the corners:)  sorry couldn't resist the tube on the table being used by one of the other ladies saying Hi Mo please use me.(excuses excuses!)
 A few torn pieces of different tissue tape was added to give more interest and  then I used a soft pencil and ranger nibs dampened with a baby wipe around some of the die cuts to add definition and make them pop out of the canvas.    

Next step was to create a background for my chosen word from watercolour paper and coloured with the same paint as the canvas background.  The word was stamped With black archival and edged with black distress.
Now the flowers.  Hels gave us loads of metal embellishments to use and also a great selection of white paper flowers for us to colour with ink sprays.  I chose to do the centre flowers with a copper brown and the larger ones with blue and gold.   I had to use more of that scary black marble dylusions spray under the supervision of Hels and managed to add it onto the canvas without creating a blackout of everyone and everything else around me.

More embellies were added, isn't this Peacock adorable, he comes without his colour and looks lovely just like that but when I got home I  tickled some beach hut fresco paint on him to match in with the rest of the colour theme. I think he just sits perfectly on top of his die cut and tissue tape 'fence'.

This butterfly is also lovely, again I have given him a little bit of colour on his body and his wings and antennae.

The only other addition after the workshop was Treasure gold to highlight some of the raised areas and the edges.

There we have it, lots of fun was had by all.

This was not the only perfect crafty day I have had this week, I had a visit from my lovely crafty friend Anne who came down armed with lots of goodies to play with and bearing gifts.  Tune in to my next post soon to find out what we got up to in my Craft room.

As always THANK YOU for your visit and your comments.

Mo x


  1. What a gorgeous canvas, Mo - stunning embellishing, and I love all those layers of texture in the background. Sounds like you've had a fabulously fun and inspirational week... looking forward to seeing what you got up to with Anne! Sorry I've been missing in action too - house-moving is an awful nuisance!!
    Alison xx

  2. Wow! This is a stunning canvas, I love that butterfly and the colours and textures are fabulous. It's lovely to see your blog again. Julie Ann xx

  3. Hi Mo,

    What a great canvas! I love all the elements that you used. It looks like the class was quite fun! I haven't been blogging consistently either. It does bring me joy so I should make time for it. Today I'm enjoying visiting a few friends as I haven't seem to do that on a regular basis either!


  4. Hi Mo! Your canvas is stunning, I love every single bit of detail on it, from the wonderful harlequin die cut (I won't forget next time) to the gorgeous peacock and butterfly - they are superb embellishments. It is lovely to see you back in blogland too, but I do understand how life gets in the way sometimes...... Hope we can have another crafty day together soon, it was such fun. Big hugs, Anne xx

  5. What a wonderful canvas, and clearly a great day
    Rosie x