This week's Scrapwest is all about Blog Inspiration and celebration (great idea Eva!) - little links to creative projects. This is my offering - A large altered canvas measuring 20''x 24''. I started back in June when we had an arty weekend here in my house - a few of the girls came over for a watercolour lesson with Maggie May and I decided to start dabbling with acrylics. It has sat on my table since June unfinished until today so I am really pleased with it. If you would like to try it for yourself here's how I did it...
Step 1 - Prime a canvas with gesso. Slab it on thick - creating mounds and bumps with an old credit card or piece of cardboard. Leave to dry - possibly overnight as I did!
Step 2 - Add a couple of layers of metallic acrylic paint with a paintbrush (I used Anita'as metallic). As you can see this part is child's play - even a 6 year old can do it! This part is fun as the gesso has hardened and the paint takes it's shape.
Step 3 - Cut out some pieces of decoupage to your liking and adhere with pva (which dries clear). Thanks Carrie for the lend of them! ;-)
Step 4 - Design a layout using a large colour or B&W photo. Adhere layout with double sided tape and secure with brads and blossoms to conseal.
Step 5 - Lettering - Using chipboard lettering cover with paper or metallic paint and adhere with double sided tape and the occasional brad/blossom.
Step 6 - Adorn with ribbons, metal, rub-ons and chipboard.
Step 7 -Hang on the wall and admire your artwork :-)
I have a miniature version of this canvas 7''x5''(primed, painted and ready to decorate) and a goodie bag up for grabs. To be in with a chance leave a comment here and I will announce the winner next Friday.
Hope you can join in - don't forget to check out other projects (and bag one of the many prizes) at www.scrapwest.typepad.com/ ...just leave a link in the comments section to your work!