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Using sewing-related elements on my canvas...


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LESSology Challenge #38: Sew Lovely is all about incorporating sewing-related elements on your project...like fabric, buttons, lace, scissors and spools.


I went with lace, buttons, pearls and ribbon.


I started with some leftover wrapping tissue which I adhered to my canvas before covering it with gesso. The piece wasn't quite large enough to cover the 12 x 12 canvas so I covered the bottom part of the canvas with lace. After a wash with Derwent Inktense blocks, I added some text stamping before apply a layer of light modeling paste with The Crafter's Workshop stencil. Then I coloured over parts of it with Faber Castell Big Brush Pen and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.


The 5 x 7 photo was fussy-cut and placed temporarily on the canvas. I then used a graphite pencil to outline the silhouette. The photo was then removed and I smudged the outline to create a shadow. After that, the photo was removed and I added some foliage [The Crafter's Workshop stencil + Liquitex light modeling paste + Faber Castell Big Brush Pen] around the photo area to "frame" the photo.


When the main elements of the background were done, I added two layers of the same photo [with 3D dots] to the canvas and then embellished with the buttons, pearls and blooms.


I finished with Jo Sonja's glitter paint on the "foliage" and bits of Golden gold mica flakes.

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I had some lovely ladies over last Sunday for a workshop...check out their versions of my mixed media canvas! :)

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19 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh this is just so GORGEOUS!! I love love love the photo, the palm trees and the pearls!! And loving your class's take on it!!!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Oh wow- love seeing the different versions of the project! How fun! I'd totally take your class if I weren't on the other side of the globe!

Shylaa Shree said...

what a beautiful texturing and love those bright colours and cute kids
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Hussena said...

Oh Wow !! this looks just so gorgeous I love the way you have incorporated so many different elements here ..Perfect textures and colors ..Totally heart this !!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love it!!! And using the lace....soo clever....your bg work is truly magical...you've got it down to a fine art..it ALWAYS looks great:):)

~amy~ said...

Now how fun is this?! The canvas AND your class!

Lynnda said...

I bet the ladies had a great fun!! Loving your canvas ... Absolute beauty!! Awesome texture too!! Hugs x

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous! I LOVE the coloring and texture!

Annette Allen said...

love the scenes you create on your canvases.. this is fabulous..

aww how fun you had a workshop.. everyone's canvas look amazing.. they had a great teacher..

Reusing with Quilling said...

Awesome textures Yvonne !! Loved the embellishment cluster a lot n the Happy faces :D !

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love! Great layout. You need to show us one of these days how you do the cut out photos.

Shelly said...

So cool! Lovin' the layers and details!

Charlene said...

Its interesting to me that the MM canvas goes so well with the lace and pearls, love it!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love how it looks like your adorable niece and nephews are peeking out from the foliage!! The texture, colors and design are all amazing!! I love all of the details!! And the photo of your class and their projects is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Helen Tilbury said...

Love it & your clear & simple instructions & so happy to see some ladies joining you for scrappy time - fun!!

Tone-Lill said...

You ladies must have had a fantastic time together being so creativ making these gorgeous canvases. They all looks fab, and I love the "grins" on your lovely nephews and niece's faces .... They really shine your gorgeous piece of art :)

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous canvas Yvonne!! I love the way those pearls look!!

Miae said...

Beautiful canvas and you're holding workshops! It'll just be a matter of time...when you hold a workshop in the US, let me know! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is fabulous! Absolutely fabulous! I LOVE that photo you used of the gangstas....looks like they are sneaking through the jungle! And I love the silhouette cut. Seriously cool tip about the graphite pencil outline. LOVE the smudged halo!

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