Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Yesterday was the turn of Chris from the Chrysalis forum to have her birthday. I made this hanging canvas for her using some of my favourite images courtesy of Rein (top image) and Art-e-zine.

The background took me 2 days to complete as I did not have acrylic paint in my chosen colours and had to use several layers of distress ink re - inkers; Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire. Once I had the depth of colour I required, I set about stamping paint circles in white with a bottle top & through sequin waste. Gold highlights were added with Smooch. The stars (Jo Capper-Sandon image & free cover stamp with Craft Stamper October 2011) were stamped onto tissue & glued on with Golden matt gel medium. The vintage children were printed first onto copy paper. I then cut small squares of canvas from a roll & adhered over the images with double sided tape before running back through my printer. This eliminate wastage of the canvas & helped stop it curling in the printer. I had no sticky backed left! Once dry I cut them with a nestability die.

The ribbon charm was made folding 3 colours of 3mm ribbon & adding an end fastener. I made a bead dangle by threading co-ordinating beads onto a siver head pin. The words were found on the internet & computer generated onto white strips of copy paper. I used my Big Bite to punch holes through the canvas top and the hanging wired was bent round the holes.

I am very proud of this & it was hard to keep it quiet as I made it last month.


Carol Q said...

Love the background you made for the hanging Paula. We used such similar colours didn't we except mine was paper and yours was creativity!

lam said...

This is stunning Paula. Your background are abolutly beautiful, a real masterpiece

Chris said...

This piece of art is even better IRL as it is now in my home. Thank you so much Paula. xx

Rein said...

What a lovely canvas,
great background!
thanks for link back! :)