7 February 2010

Today I played


The quote reads life isn't about finding yourself it's about creating yourself, it photographed a little blurry.

Donna Downey inspired canvas, hard to see here but the butterfly is double layered and brushed with perfect pearls in verdigris and gold. The canvas has several layers of paint washes the painted on rock candy distress paint and when that was dry rubbed it with metallic rubons and more perfect pearls in the vintage range. It's not too sharp in this photo (was too lazy to take it off the wall to a well lit place to photograph) the flower/branchy thing was hand drawn and the sentiment is a stamp form unity. I found it really hard to stamp on the canvas because of the fact that it was only a cheap one and not stretched really tight, next time I think I might use a flat canvas with a nice solid base. Not great but I had fun making it.


I also made this little wall hanging for my great nephew's room, the accents in his room are turquoise and green. The tree was cut using brown suede paper but looks black here
, again with being too lazy to take it off the shelf,lol.
I also made a card (didn't get time to photograph it as it was whisked away for a birthday) and a layout which I cannot share yet as it is a gift :-)
It's amazing how productive you can be when the male population of the house drops from five to two.

2 comments:

Bec Spicer said...

oh they both look beautiful! I love the paint effect on the canvas.

Sandie said...

Oh my GOODNESS Susy Q ..... this is just AWESOME!!!!!!!
Love it all, the colours, the texture, the butterfly, the EVERYTHING!!!! Thanx so much for sharing. xxx