Hi all I am Elaine (Ellapu) This blog used to be called Handcrafted by Ellapu but wanted to rebrand to KraftiKards Kreations. I have given up mixed media and am now into making cards. I had not posted since 2019 when I ran 2 challenge blogs, Eclectic Ellapu and Altered Eclectics. There were so many fantastic designers who tirelessly created such beautiful art and I would like to thank them if they ever come across my blog again. I do hope you enjoy my art
I have been real busy at work this week and not an awful lot of quality time spent with my crafty goodies.....
I have managed to put this altered canvas together last night and is my second entry for the CRAFTY-EMBLIES altered art challenge - the theme is WINGS. It depicts the imprisonment of a lady and the birds are free. I used an old rhyme I remember from childhood.
''1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive... 6,7,8,9,10 then I let him go again.
Why did you let him go. Because he bit my finger so!''
I obviously just used the first two lines and changed the word fish to bird.
I gessoed the canvas and then started laying texture using texture past and acrylic paints. A third of the canvas was crackled over the past and paint, a third was just texture paste with paint, partially dried and then dragged to produced wrinkles. Difficult to see the different texture patterns but they are there lol.
I triple embossed the birds and the cage. The cage was embossed over top using verdigris embossing powder to give it the aged look.
The body form and top hat was painted using viva decor metallic paints and then stamped with the lady image, called Isobel. I love her so much - stunning image. I then triple embossed them to give them depth.
All the embellishments came from Crafty-Emblies. I just love them so much.
I used number tiles for the numerical part of the rhyme which were then covered using glossy accents. I used my machine thingy for the wording.
I really enjoyed putting this canvas together and I hope you enjoy seeing it.
Hugz to you all and enjoy what is left of the weekend