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
Our Debut over at Altered Eclectics D- Everything in the garden is rosy!
Yes that's right. My latest blog has gone live today. It is ANYTHING GOES every month which start on the 1st of the month every month. It is ALTERED ART ONLY. No cards, layouts or ATC. I realized there are not really all that many blogs to cater for us eclectics so here we are. Pop on over and see the design teams creations, they are outstanding. Leave some love if you feel like it and join in. You have a month to create.
Anyway down to business. I bought a set of 3 awful canvases from a car boot sale a while back so decided to put one to good use. I have already used one, just one to go. They are about 12x12 so quite a large space to cover.
I recently been watching Jennings644 over on YouTube and found a tutorial on a shabby chic canvas using the technique of paining over all the embellishments on a canvas. I have to admit I was scared after spending so much time on it initially. It worked thank goodness.
I gessoed it and painted it in a creamy color acrylic. I adhered a wooden birdcage, birds, loads of flowers (the one on the right I made and I will be putting a photo on this post pre canvas days lol) three chipboard dress forms, covered in lace and dried flowers (not that you can see lol) and loads of different metal butterflies which were originally on necklaces. They came in handy lol. The cherubs and clouds I cast myself using plaster. the ledge where the cherub appears to be leaning on was part of a picture frame which I sawed off and let me tell you, I sawed my thumb knuckle lol. It hurt but A&E was not necessary. It just got sealed with modelling paste when covering the clouds lol.
Once it was dried properly I used cosmic shimmer sprays over it. Again once dried I used a white rub over some raised areas to highlight them. Voila all done!
Anyway now for the overload of pics. I always go over the top and I am sorry for that - well a little anyway!
My handmade flowers
The cherubs I cast
Canvas before I worked on it
Now the finished piece
Why not pop on over to Altered Eclectics to join in with the monthly challenges or if it is not your thing there is always Eclectic Ellapu which is weekly and accepts anything as long as it fits the theme of the week.