Saturday, 8 November 2008

SaWo - Altered Paper



Last weekend I attended a canvas workshop with lovely Lynn Robinson-Hunter. During the workshop we used the exercise of picking a piece of paper at random from a cup each with a different technique to use on the canvas. I wanted to try out the full range of Stewart Gill paints so started with those and having decided this would form part of the birthday present fro my DH I added image and text from a magazine, liquid ink splatter, stencilling with distress inks and paints, all sorts of inks and textures and I coloured some lace to attach and complete the canvas at home. I managed to sneak it into the house but when I came to work on it next day there was no lace, I found it 3 days later caught on a shrub in the garden, it must have come off en route from the car. Of course 3 days of rain meant it was no longer coloured so out came the Ecolines and along with some crackle glaze, a good soak of Iridescent Gold Glimmer ink, a re-application of stencilling where the glimmer had dissolved it (!) and attachment of some hardware meant I was complete. It was Richard's birthday on Friday and he loved it and had it hung in his study before breakfast.

I am entering it for SaWo because magazine paper has been added, distressed and altered in the process.

So many thanks to Lynn, the other wonderful women who were at the workshop and Rosie who set the Blue and Purple piece for Mixed Media Monday a few weeks back I can see canvasses becoming a habit!

By the way Glenda Waterworth of Elusive Images, whose blog gets a mention in this month's Craft Stamper, has a wonderful background paper freebie for download on her blog.

14 comments:

Bettie said...

looks great!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really stunning.
Amazing piece of art.

Thanks for this brilliant entry to SaWo.

InkyArtitude said...

It looks fab.... love the finishing touches and the lush depth of colour. Yummy! Thanks for making the workshop such fun, it was a very productive day.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

This is really beautiful.
Great image.

Willy said...

Wonderful canvas, Moira!

Femmy said...

fabulous backgroundcolours!!! love this piece very much!

craftimamma said...

It looked great before you left the workshop Moira and even better now. No wonder Hubby loves it. I don't think I'll get time to finish mine much before Christmas but didn't we all have a great time with Lynn?

Thanks for the kind words you sent today too.

Lesley XX

Heather Robinson said...

Oooo...wish I'd been there learning with you because this piece is fabulous. So much detail, gorgeous colours and layers of texture. Sure glad you shared!

Faye said...

Very beautiful.

Char said...

Lovely piece. Great color.

vintage wil said...

beautiful artwork !
great image.

Gillian said...

Your canvas is beautiful Moira, i love the layered look it gives, so much detail to look at:)

Virginia said...

Moira,your canvas is beautiful.The detail is amazing..Wonderful colours..

richard said...

This picture now hangs in my study, where I can admire Moira's wonderfully creative handiwork.
Thanks my love!
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