This week the theme at Saturday's Workout is to create a Canvas Back Shrine/ Shadow Box.
I was shopping yesterday in a local arts & crafts store & found a pack of 4 mini canvases, each measuring 7cms square. I threw them into my basket sure I could create something with them. I also bought a pack of 2 mini easels for displaying my artwork at home. So you can imagine how pleased I was to see that the Saturday's Workout would be the perfect excuse to play with one straight away!! It is, of course, the very first one I have made so please go easy on me if it isn't as beautiful & elaborate as some of the ones I have glimpsed already.
Front view. Painted with gesso and inked with Distress inks, Faded Jeans / Broken China.
The inside has had gesso applied and a sheet of white text covered in gesso stuck inside. Over the top of the text I have stuck on some white tissue which was stamped in Teal Blue StazOn with the Artful Mosaic stamp by Stampers Anonymous. I had to cut sections of the tissue to allow it to fit nicely across the back. I then stamped my favourite image (the smaller version) 3 times in Archival black ink and layered her on foam pads. Adding blue colour to the final set of flowers.
Side View. I stamped the words Treasure and Memories around the edges and glued a tiny shell on the inside ledge. The pictures are not brilliant ,but if you click on them they do go bigger.