I chose to alter another canvas 'cause that makes me happy :) Random shapes were torn from a paper grocery bag, crumpled like I meant it, and then adhered to a gessoed canvas with Decou-Page (like Mod Podge). There was no rhyme or reason to the layering with some areas left blank and other pieces overlapping. Some pieces were brought down over the edges of the canvas. Once this was completely dry, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Black Soot Distress inks were applied to the entire canvas. Extra Vintage Photo reinker was spread with my finger to the areas where the canvas still showed through. This helped them blend better with the crumpled paper background. A few spritzes of Gold Glimmer Mist were applied over the Distress inks for added shine and texture. Wish I'd taken a photo of the background before I covered so much of it up because it's such a cool effect. (head smack) I'll remember next time.
A chunk of garden burlap was cut, unravelled a little and adhered to the canvas under this fabulous vintage image from Gallery Cat's Etsy shoppe. Distress Inks and Liquid Pearls had been applied to it before popping it up on foam over the burlap. Large and small snowflakes punched from dotty white cardstock were inked with Antique Linen DI and spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist before being stacked and adhered to the canvas. The large snowflake punch is Recollections and the smaller one is Martha Stewart. A Bo Bunny chipboard flourish was added to the mix and glittery, as well as shiny, snowflake buttons were glued randomly around the canvas. A small piece of sheer white ribbon was knotted around the flourish...just because.
The letters are Scrabble tiles inked around the edges with Vintage Photo DI. A length of white trim was looped across the canvas on the diagonal and adhered with some extended onto the sides. A wooden clock button was threaded with white ribbon and adhered to the image corner overlapping the trim. Finally two large half pearls decorated the center of the small snowflakes in the bottom right corner and helped them from looking lost.
This canvas makes a nice companion piece to the Vintage altered Santa canvas I created here. If you haven't altered one, give it a go. It's great fun and canvases can be displayed so easily around the home. Be sure to visit the Eclectic Ellapu blog to see the other creations from the Purple Team. Amazing variety and talent...a little something for everyone. Thanks for visiting today and thanks also for the lovely comments you leave. I look forward to visitng your blog and seeing what you create.
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Eclectic Paperie Get Altered Challenge ~ use canvas
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges ~ Anything Goes (48)
Life is good; so is art.