hey there lovelies and a very happy tuesday to you. i hope you are well, wherever in the world you may be. today i wanted to share a canvas art project with you. above you can see my very first mixed media canvas! it is cute enough but not ultimately my best work. i have photos and scans of it, so i feel safe enough to re-purpose the canvas and see whether i could make something cuter with it.
i am really looking forward to starting the kelly rae roberts hello soul, hello mantras e-course soon, so i thought i'd get some collaging and layering practice in before class begins on the 24th. here's what i did - this is the first stage of the canvas and it's transformation.
i started by fishing out some of my paper stash - some of which i have already used with my slice machine (but this has left me with some interesting outlines) and some i had there pristine and ready to be used. the oriental papers on the top of the pile there are from wholeport.
i also found these lovely designs in my stash from wholeport that i hadn't even noticed before - aren't they gorgeous papers? such oriental looking patterns and really gorgeous colours and quality.
i cut up my selected papers into similar sized shapes (in not too exact a fashion) ready to be collaged. you can see some heart outlines there in pink. they were part of the papers i had originally used with my slice machine. i thought they'd look interesting collaged as little windows to the layers below.
the collaging process has begun! i added my hearts over the manuscript already collaged there, with the chalked and glittered manuscript poking through. i love the way this looks.
here is the finished collage, drying in the sun. this isn't the final stage of the canvas. it's just the first layer. i plan to add a layer of paint, some ink, some stamping maybe. the possibilities are endless! i also have some new stencils to try out too - i can't wait to get started with those :)
what would you do next, if this canvas was yours? i'd love to know.
have a great day people!
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