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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday's Workout No.65 ......

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.

The light is very good but my camera is still not 100% happy!


17 comments:

Martina2801 said...

Wow - this is very impressive.
Stunning work. Love them.

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is wonderful. Absolutely darling. Love the color.

Thanks Paula for your fantastic shrine to SaWo.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Brilliant work.

Sarah said...

This is a beautiful first attempt. It is so crisp and clean looking. Very sweet! Like the added stamping on the edges!!

Rein said...

This is so lovely!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow! I love this color and the image!

GREAT!
hugs Susi

Karin said...

Gorgeous piece of artwork Paula!

joanne wardle said...

it's lovely! well done you!

Char said...

Oh so cute. Love it.

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so sweet!

Kersten said...

Wow! I quite like the colors and design of your shrine. Lovely art!

alcoholinky said...

lovely delicate colours Paula. great dimensional piece!

Greensleeves said...

Beautiful work, Paula, well done you!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Beautiful creation Paula!!! You are using my favorite colors here and the shell is such a sweet touch as well!

Audrey said...

a fabulous piece Paula - great colouring and love the depth!

penny4thoughts said...

Pretty piece! I love the side view showing off the depth your layering created.

Marjolein said...

Oooooh Paula, this is just gorgeous, I love pieces of art like this!!
Have to see where I can find small canvasses like that, cause there's nothing close by here unfortunately:-(