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The reworked canvas


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Meet my extremely layered and reworked canvas.


Layers of gesso, matte medium. lace bits, modeling paste and colorants to cover up what it was in its previous life...

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Which was this canvas done back in November 2014.

My mum brought it to school to "dress up" her desk and I recently got it back. Having been drawing and painting my own girl faces for the last 4 months, I was immediately "dissatisfied" with this piece and tried to "improve" on it.*winks*


I failed miserably of course and had to proceed to Plan B: distract with sparkly stuff! *LOL*


I think it looks better now? What do you think?

Playing along with Anything But Cute.

*Edited* This was a DT Fave over at Anything But Cute. :)

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23 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

OOoh love the colors and the textures on this one Yvonne. It would be heavenly to see it in person!!Wish so many continents didnt separate us..!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Shylaa Shree said...

love your textures yvonne. the color combo is my favourite. u r masters in what you create.

lavina agarwal said...

Wow its beautiful! Amazing makeover!

lavina agarwal said...

Wow its beautiful! Amazing makeover!

lavina agarwal said...

Wow its beautiful! Amazing makeover!

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

How nice.. I love seeing updates of your work at instagram :) Very well.

Lizzy Hill said...

I think it looks amazing! Love those colours together and the texture is gorgeous! It always amuses me how completely we can cover up what we've got with doing Other Stuff! You would never know there's a girl lurking beneath there somewhere!!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Wow, Yvonne! I love how you covered your old work of art. I do the same as you - I try to "fix" something and end up changing it completely. You did such an amazing job here, but I must say, I really liked the "old" face, too! HUGS!!!

Heather McMahon said...

This is wonderful - but I still liked your old canvas too! It's amazing how you were able to obliterate any trace of the old artwork. One day, when we're all dead and gone, you'll be really famous and someone will uncover this masterpiece underneath - lol!

Sharada dilip acharya said...

Awesome make over ! Love it !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love the reworked canvas (the original wasn't bad though *wink* :) ) ... LOVING the colors, the frame and the flowers!!!!!!!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Can anyone ever guess..what happened to that girl on the Canvass..!!She got a new life but in other form..;) !! My fav color combo and beautiful combination of textures..loved it !

~amy~ said...

amazing!

Audrey Pettit said...

I think it is super cool, for sure! The texture on here is amazing! I love the close up shots where we can really see all the different finishes. I'm loving the crackle glaze in the framed piece, and the glass beads around the edge, too. And the background is awesome with all those layers and that gorgeous color. And of course the sparkly bits are such a stunning finishing touch!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what a stunning make-over!! It looks so gorgeous!! The colors are so beautiful!! What amazing texture!! Each detail is perfection!! Love, love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy deRosier said...

I like the old one a lot, but the newer version is pretty too. That's quite a transformation!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! Love all the texture!

Sara Barker said...

An amazing makeover! I love all the texture and those colors are just so yummy! My personal favorite is that frame with the beads and the crackled insert--I would love to know what you used to achieve that amazing cracked surface! Thank you for joining our Mixed Media Makeover Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

Isn't it funny how we evolve with our art? Both of these designs are beautiful and your end result is so full of yummy textures! I never would have guessed there was a totally different design under it all. Your ornate frame with the cracked glass is outstanding and those flowers drawn the eye in. Wowzers!

Thank you for joining in our Mixed Media Makeover challenge over at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Vintagehandmade said...

Fantastic makeover with rich texture and amazing colours! Your frame with the cracked glass is super cool! Love all the details! Bravo!
Thank you so much for joining in our 'Mixed Media Makeover' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

Annette Allen said...

wow your incredible.. i am blown away..

yyam said...

Hey, we are not that far apart- on the sane continent- Asia!

Samra Leshinski said...

Stunning makeover! Thank you so very kindly for joining our Mixed Media Makeover challenge at Anything But Cute!
Hugs,

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

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