Monday, September 8, 2008

Mini Canvas

I was feeling creative this morning and here is what I made. It is a mini canvas from Blick, it measures 2.5 x 3.5 which is the same size as an ATC so I felt comfortable working in this size.

My inspiration came from Sherrill Kahn's book titled Creative Embellishments. You can read more about the book here.

I painted the base with Metallic Antique Copper and while it was still wet I used a stamp to pull some of the paint back off creating the faint script in the background. Then I used Lumiere paint in Halo Blue-Gold to highlight and accent.

Then I added a wrapped chenille pipe cleaner and a stamped fun foam embellishment I made earlier from the Creative Embellishments book.

Working on canvas was new to me and definitely something I will do again. I have 4 more mini canvases and a few larger 11x14 ones along with some canvas panels to play with.

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Jill's Original Artwork and Gifts said...

That is really pretty and a great addition to any elegant room.
Good job

AlteredByMe said...

Hi Danielle

Great canvas! Remember me??


The Paris Salon said...

Gorgeous Danielle!! The background is wonderful, so rich yet subtle... I love those mini canvases from Dick Blick, I've done 3 x 3 and 2 x 2. I'm VERY curious to see what develops with those 11 x 14's!!

Christy said...

I've never tried a canvas. Good for you for getting back to arting. This little canvas is so pretty and elegant. I love elegant things. I also have this book but haven't read it all yet. I love how you used the stamp to 'pull' paint off, never thought of that before! Make more! :)
Oh yea, I have the same thing about ATCs being easier because they are smaller... just look at bigger items and think ATC, might work.

3rdEyeMuse said...

woohoooo! the creative muse has found her way home! this is a really great piece ... I love the colors. :)

akatrix said...

Danielle, that is absolutely lovely! Glad your creativity has come back! Love it!

Vicki Arnold said...

Gorgeous, Danielle! Good to see you were feeling creative. :-)

Be sure to check out my blog, I have something for you. ;-)