|Art of a different kind|
This is a 5x7 canvas art I created for my niece. I think it is a bit busy (as does my Mum) however for my nieces age I feel that this is perfect and age appropriate art for her wall. I will be adding a metal chain to hang it not a fabric one. There are many exciting embellishments to play with and much on the piece to see and explore. I began by using gesso to prime the canvas. A coat of homemade acrylic purple, follows. While the paint was still wet I added glitter and it stuck to the paint very well. I followed by stamping on sayings and flourishes from Unity stamps. I created an acetate alcohol ink flourish that is under the flower. I cut the flower out using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations Spellbinder die. The leaves are a Spellbinders cut out as well. I softened up the paper with the McGill paper blossom tool kit to make the flowers and Mcgill's paper blossom craft molding mat under the paper to put the shape into the flower petals. I stamped script onto the petals and inked the edges to give better dimension. Lace was added to create a border on the canvas. I added the embellishments and hung a few trinkets from the bottom lace with jump rings. The purple dollop on the top is a bit of UTEE that I poured into a bottle cap that was full of glitter....interesting, now I have resin and would use that!!! Can't wait to play with that new toy!!!!
|lace close up|
Well that is the canvas creation part of this post.......next is my.... well, soon to be my niece's fairy!!!
I had a wonderful time creating this fairy. I got the idea from my crafty pal Sandi.....thanks yet again Sandi!! I appreciate your inspiration and your amazing creations!
I have named her Juniper Iceglow.................I used the fairy from the Graphic 45- 'Once Upon a Springtime' paper pack. Love that paper!!!! I changed the fairy from blue dressed to purple as my niece loves pink and purple....so that is my reason for all the purple....it really is everywhere!!!
|added jump rings to gems and metal embellishments|
|another view of metal and gems|
|floral top of jar|
|another lid view|
|Juniper Iceglow is unmasked!|
|Feathers and pearls on the side of the jar|
|the back of the jar|
|Side view of Junipers new home!|
|bottom of jar at the front.|
|close up of Juniper|
|great view of Juniper and her background feathers|
|bottom of the jar|
In order to protect furniture I added a bit of felt. I put it through the Big Shot in an embossing folder to give it a little texture but it did not show up very well on the picture. Perhaps in the future I will be using a fabric stiffener before I put any fabric into the embossing folders. I hope that this will help the fabric to better hold the texture. Not sure on this.....will have to experiment...perhaps fusible web will work just as well!! Only one way to find out!!
Well there she is 'Juniper Iceglow' my captured fairy!! I do have to make a tag for her.....however this will be something I need to work on....I have made two thus far and really have not been happy with what I have created!!
More work.......a labour of love to be sure!!!
Thanks for sticking with me and reading about all of my work and looking at my pictures!
Happy creating everyone.......I will try to post more often. I will be posting a card soon enough as I do not have one created yet for this birthday gift! There we have it!!