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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Another prezzie complete....D

My hands were itching to get a canvas out and get messy.  May as well have a purpose so I printed out my son Matthew's children - yes more of my grandchildren.  I printed them out and tore around the edges - stuck them to the canvas and stuck various items down all over the place with no plan or idea of where it was all going (as you can see all the bits and pieces from my stash drawer buckles flowers washers gems beads lace oddments bottle top...and much much more lol) -  see what I mean lol.  Pics of the initial stage here......




I then lay down the base using gesso



This is where I started to wish I hadn't started this lol... first mistake!


Did not like it at all so I painted over it all using a mixture of black/brown and dry brushed with light beige. 

  
 I then dry brushed over the top using old gold and bronze acrylic paints.  For the final touch I used rub n buff and a layer of mod podge over the top.






 I do hope you like my son's pressie.  I now have to get another one done.

Hugz and love to all of you



This has been entered into the following challenges


11 comments:

  1. Oh wow! It is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love it! And thank you for the step by step... I'm thinking I may actually attempt something like this over the Christmas holidays. Now that you've explained it, it seems a lot less daunting than before, lol.
    Do you stick things down with a particular adhesive, or will regular glue and the like suffice?
    I don't have any gesso (but I do have several other types of primer... will have a looksee for some tomorrow though) and have a heap of acrylic paints. Ohhhh, all excited now! lol.

    And with my DT hat on: Thank you for joining in at Rhedd & Rosie's with this fabulous creation! Sammy-x

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  2. This is amazing, I bet you are pleased with the end result after all the hard work involved. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge

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  3. Wow what a fabulous mixed media canvas, such a lovely keepsake, the rich colour is beautiful, thank you for showcasing this fab work of art with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

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  4. Such a very imaginative piece of artwoek for our theme this week, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  5. Amazing, what a gorgeous piece of mixed media, thank you for sharing it with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, come back and see us again soon...
    Hugs
    Suzy B
    XX

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  6. Simply stunning heirloom! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  7. I love what you have done thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel DT

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  8. So lovely, thanks for joining in at Allsorts. xxx

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  9. Gorgeous canvas Elaine, I love all the elements you've added, it's so creative and a wonderful keepsake.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 6: recycle - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  11. Hi Elaine, absolutely stunning!! Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters ~Lucy x

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Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx

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