Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Whole Canvas

So, here's the canvas! Montana daughter received it and thankfully, loves it. Turns out they just installed an architectural element above their bed, and my canvas has a beautiful new home there.

It was fun making this and a learning experience as well. I'm going to try some smaller pieces - this one is 16x20 and all that space can be daunting. I discovered my new favorite stamping tool - a rolled up piece of foam grip shelf liner. Think you can see some of the random stamping I did with it. I didn't ink the liner, just stamped it on dry to lift-off some background paint.

I love the moment when some treasure that's been carefully saved finds just the right spot in a piece. I picked up the rusty, smooshed spring ages ago in a parking lot and it works here. The key-hole piece was rescued from a bucket of rusty bits at the Brimfield Fair. (Go there is you ever get the chance- there are acres of lovelies to buy and possibilities in everything). This serendipitous use of stuff just reinforces the urge to save everything. I often waffle over pieces of paper, bits of fibers or whatever that I think should just go to the recycling, but that just might be useful in some project. Restraint is not one of my strengths! I figure that's why all art supply stores have large sections devoted to storage containers.


  1. Hi Deb,

    I am Birgit from Germany. I found your blog via Collage Cats. :) Wow -- this canvas is very impressing. I scrolled down and read your earlier blog posts in which you describe how you created it. Just wonderful! No wonder that your daughter loves it. :)

    Happy creating,

  2. Outstanding artwork Deb! What I like most of all is the colour combinations - it's all so mellow! Bravo! =)

  3. Goegeous!!! Wonderful to know your daughter gave it a prized locations. Love the texture.

  4. Oh Deb I just had to check in and see if you had posted the whole canvas yet. You had, and boy is it beautiful. Your daughter must have been thrilled to receive it. It is stunning.
    I hope you are enjoying the last weekend of summer.

  5. Oh that's wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
    Helen -- Firenze Cards


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