Happy Friday everyone!
Just stopping by to share my altered canvas for the first eclectic paperie`s Get Altered Challenge.
The Get Altered Challenge is about exploring your creativity, stepping outside your comfort zone, experimenting with new products and creating altered and mixed media art.
This week`s challenge is to use Canvas in your project.
Here is my altered canvas
" Dance as if no one were watching "
I have made a few canvases but using patterned paper, so right away I was outside my comfort zone!
I was lying in bed the other night thinking about . . . canvas as you do . . . when I started thinking about the beautiful dress forms I have seen on Pinterest . . .then I thought . . . you will never believe me, lol . . . okay I will tell you and then you will know just how mad I am
Yes good old toilet paper!
The stuff is AMAZING once you seperate the layers . . . going to have to stock up on even more,lol!!
Well this was a huge step for me and sadly in my frantic,feverish, nervous way I did not get any step by step pictures . . .this time, but I just know that I will be doing more soon.
Here is a close up of the pssst toilet roll dress
It`s very fragile so I sprayed it with . . .oh my giddy aunt am I really going to confess . . .
a light dusting of hairspray from a distance.
The canvas was already primed with Gesso so I cracked open some white acrylic paint, splodged some on the canvas and worked it around, let it dry.
I then took my toilet tissue, now separated and tore it into pieces and the placed it onto the canvas, dabbing with a solution of watered down glue and teasing it into shape.
Then applying carefully some Distress ink with a paintbrush to colour.
Next came the splatters with the help of a Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in Fired Brick, popped some on my craft mat, sprayed with water and then loaded my brush . . .splat away!
For the shadows around the outside I used more Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads in Walnut Stain , Black Soot along with the Fired Brick again popping some on to my craft mat, spraying with water and applying with a brush till I was happy.
You can`t see it very well in the pictures but I also added some German Glitter Glass in pearl and sand along with a little Clearsnap Glitz Smooch in Frost.
I really did enjoy putting this together and hope you will come on over and join in the fun at
Have a great weekend.