Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Mixed Media Canvas

At the beginning of April I made the trip up north (Teeside) to attend some Art Workshops organised by Sue Tucker and taught by France Papillon.  I had a great weekend away with my friend Lynnda and met lots of other lovely ladies.

I'm of the opinion that you do workshops to learn techniques and learn about products not necessarily to create something perfect at the end.  We made a handmade book, a beautifully textured frame and a canvas.  Here's mine:

It suffered a bit on the way home and I didn't like the colours I did the canvas at the workshop but the textures were great. So this week I've had some time -  I spun it round, added a little more Bead Paste and then covered with Black Gesso.

I've brushed on Opalite Glacier Blue re-inker, flicked on some Oak House Studio Gold Acrylic Ink and added all the embellishments.  The molded plaster pieces had a coat of Green Precious Metal paint and I rubbed some Treasure Gold wax on the metal pieces.   It's just finished with some scrabble tiles I've had for years!!

I noticed Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge is Show us your Metal so thought I'd enter the challenge!   Thanks for visiting and leaving comments - they are much appreciated.

Elaine xx



  1. I have only been to one of Sue's weekends and still remember if fondly! I did love the 'rusty' edges on your initial canvas, but have to admit, I really love how you transformed it, the tiles look great too! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Elaine, I love how you took your canvas and redid it to make it perfect for you! It looks fabulous!! Love the hints of blue peeping through.Happy you joined us this week at Simon Says Monday Challenge for Show us Your Metal! Hugs, Maura


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