Sunday, 28 February 2010

LTDO Challenge

Now this was a challenge indeed for me! The challenge was "to use a canvas". First of all I had to buy a canvas!!! I found this one in a local shop but at 20"x8" it was quite a daunting size to start with! I have always fancied the idea of a canvas with the children on so now was my chance. With Jess's help I managed to collect some pics of them and printed them onto lazertran to transfe them to the canvas. I added lots and lots of gesso and silver paint, splodged on with a sponge. I used some music pages (around my musical children!) and a piece of book text which happened to have Eliza's name on and a definition of family. I attached some shisha mirrors using crackle accents, some black glitter and a swirly stamp, some tiny beads in glossy accents and then printed with some bubble wrap to finish.

I am not quite sure how I feel about this piece....I think I like it, but I am not quite sure if it has enough depth or flow to it yet. And does anyone know why my images have gone all pink? Is it a funny reaction with the lazertran? I have never used that before either so lots of firsts for me this week!
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5 comments:

Angelnorth said...

I can see how it might be an intimidating size but it worked really well for this project, great idea! I've never used Lazertran so can't help with that, sorry!

Ang C said...

What a fab canvas - well done

crafty creations said...

Wow what an amzing canvas this has turned out to be and most certainly something to treasure - beautiful - love the texture you've created , the layout and the subtle colouring

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

The Inky Minx said...

WOW, i think your piece is just awesome huny :)

Lesley said...

This is gorgeous! Wonderful canvas! Just love it!
Lesley x