Friday, 15 May 2015

Reverse Canvas

Hi Everyone, a share today from last weeks workshop with the very lovely Lindsay Mason. We made a reverse canvas using DecoArt Media Paints and other media.

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We were all give the same kit and with Lindsay’s guidance we glued different embossing folders onto some thick grey board, next job cut our pieces into tile shapes. When we were happy with our tile shapes we painted all of them black.

The head is made of paper clay and the ribbon is curtain lining which we stamped on. I chose a Tim Holtz butterfly stamp with Plum Archival ink to match my canvas colours.

The most tricky job was attaching the tiles and getting them to fit around the frame. I like how mine are all different heights.

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Close up of the face and wings. The wings are from Tim Holtz dragonfly die.

This is as far as we got in the workshop, finished everything else at home.

The words in the two hearts read Love and Deeply.

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Decided to keep the back of my canvas black. Lindsay’s had lots of lovely papers on the reverse of hers but i wanted to keep mine simple.

You can see how the triangle topper is attached onto the canvas with a cardboard hinge.

When everything was dry i tried to add ‘grout’ between the already metallic looking tiles but it all went wrong so i had to coat all of the tiles black again and added DecoArt Metallic Lustres in Green Gold, Majestic Purple, Blue and Copper Kettle.

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The finished reverse canvas.

Really enjoy making this, learnt how to make some fab tiles which i can use on other projects and how versatile baking foil is (this made the top of the triangle).

Thank you for taking the time to drop by, i hope you have enjoyed your visit today.

I am entering this into the Paper Artsy challenge of WORDS.

Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Altered Art

37 comments:

  1. I love it! Not sure which I am most jealous of this gorgeous project or the fact you got to go to one of Lindsay's classes. Love every little detail and all of the gorgeous rich colours Karen x

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  2. Wow Mo, this is just amazing! Love the purples and blues, so vibrant against the grey metallics! Another outstanding project! hugs :)

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  3. Brilliant Mo, sounds like you had a fab day. Love those tiles.
    Like be
    Amanda x

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  4. I love your finished result...poor you,having to repaint everything! Worth it though,it looks great. Hope to see you again before too long. Lindsay x

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    1. Booked in for June, see you on the 20th! :-) xxx

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  5. Stunning piece...thanks for sharing your process...I love the gorgeous tiles and the house shape...I clicked on your photo to enjoy every yummy detail...so pretty!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. WOW - I love your project GORGEOUS Have a lovely weekend x

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  7. What a stunning art house canvas, Mo - amazing shimmer and techniques. Looks like it was a fabulous workshop.
    Alison xx

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  8. This is amazing Mo, so many details to admire and look at,wonderful!
    I really think I need to go to some more classes,having only been to Dina's fab one as you are making some lovely stuff from them ;)
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  9. Lovely reverse canvas Mo - can't believe the roof part is made with tin foil! Sounds like you enjoyed the workshop and learnt some fab techniques Xx

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  10. Superb Mo. Your work is always so complex with so much depth and texture. Love it :D xx

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  11. Fantastic canvas! Great techniques and beautiful colours. Love the fairy and the dragonfly wings. xx

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  12. This is fab! Tiles are gorgeous & the face is brill! Lovely jubbly! X

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  13. What a great piece of work, Mo from what must have been a fantastic workshop. I really love this. What a statement you've made with it! The textures are fabulous, the composition is great and the face rounds the whole thing off perfectly! A triumph! xxx

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  14. Reverse canvas's are fab to do! Mo, yours is wonderful, looks like you had a lot of fun ;)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend xx

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous, Mo. I take it baking foil is what we in America call aluminum foil. Not sure how you got all the shape in it, but it is stunning, as is the rest of the piece..

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  16. Wow, this is so cool, Mo. The textures are fabulous.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  17. Loving your art house, tiles look great! Pity you had to redo! Little treasure in the end! X

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  18. Oh my goodness! This is just beautiful. And I love the idea of you all getting the same kits! So cool, and such a great result! xo

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  19. Oh wow...I think this is just amazing...those tiles are stunning,well everything is,I love it.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Challenge...x

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  20. Wowzers Mo! Your tiles are wonderful and just love how honest your posts are. Such a splendid creation! It's so much fun learning new techniques and such! Congrat on an amazing canvas! ~Niki

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  21. Ooh! I love this!!! Saw Lindsay demo-ing at The Craft Barn a couple of weeks ago, with examples of this class, so I have major envy. Hoping she'll do a class there sometime soon.
    Gorgeous art my friend!
    Alison xxx

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  22. This is marvellous, I wish we had classes like this here. Classes with starter kits are the best. I enlarged your picture, and gosh! what a lot of detail appeared. Your tiles are marvellous as is the triangular "roof". What a fabulous and unusual work of art you've created.

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  23. Really loving the textures in those tiles around the outside and the different levels of them. The metallics pick that up beautifully. ~Leandra

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  24. This is really stunning! Hopefully when I have more time, I'd like to try something like this. You really did a beautiful job!

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  25. A fabulous result from your workshop, great textured tiles. I'm lucky to own a mirror Lindsay made using similar techniques...I did buy it from her Etsy shop, love her style and she is such a lovely lady. Ruth x

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  26. WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the techniques and how you made an amazing work of art with them!

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  27. A wow from me too Mo, this is amazing, I love all the colours and textures and the tiles are fabulous. It sounds like a really fun and informative class xx

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  28. Lots of wows proceed me Mo so i will say what a beauty! Thanks for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit this challenge.

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  29. Fabulous project with so much detail, it is really stunning, and you see something different every time you look.

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  30. Love this! Fab design. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  31. What an absolutely wonderful project and outcome, Mo! Love your wee art house! I can tell it took a long while, but so definitely worth it! Well done!

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  32. Those embossed tiles look so beautiful, I love the metal effect. The centerpiece is fantastic too!

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  33. Fabulous Mo, all the work and the texture to make a gorgeous piece. Hope you are doing ok. Kx

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  34. I absolutely love this! I love faces and things built around them! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

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  35. This looks amazing Mo! So glad you were able to take the class. Hope your health improves soon. Thinking of you!
    Alison xxx

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