Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Canvas for a friend

I'm writing this blog post on 6/2 and it will be posted by 6/5.

I made this canvas for a friend. The canvas is a 5x7 canvas from Blicks. I know her favorite color combo is black and white. I took some black tissue paper, crinkled it up and glued it on with Matte medium. I then took Watermelon alcohol ink and the Silver mixative and dripped them on the canvas ala Barb. :) I then took some punchenlla and sponged some white paint on it. While the paint was drying, I took a piece of paper that was RAK'ed to be by Julia. I tore it in 3 strips and glued them down. I then took Screamin' Banchie Black Starburst spray by Lindy's and sprayed that to tone done the silver in the paper. I did spray some water on it make it drip more.

I then thought it was took dark. I went through my collage stuffs and found this that I got last year from the Visitor's Center. Yeah i know its pink, and she hates pink, but it needed splash of color. Plus I liked it more than the green one for this piece. :P (that's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL) I cut her out and glued her on. It needed a quote or a sentiment. I looked through the little quote book that Julia made for me in the same RAK. Found this quote "Art is like a flower, it blooms with creativity."  and cut it to pieces and glued it on with glossy accents.

So What to do with it after it was finished. I was just going to mail it  to her just as a canvas. But last night I decied to make into one of my canvas journals (And Some day I will take good pictures of them, and put them up on my blog for sale! ) I took a mixture of papers this time. Some 90lb watercolor paper from Artist Loft, some white cardstock, and some black and Kraft cardstock by recollections. Cut them down to the 5x7 size. Punched the holes with my Crop-a-dile and used binder rings to bind. Before I mailed it off. I quicky made a back cover from a piece of a cordboard box and a road map of Chicago that I got at a thrift store.  I also backed the canvas with some of the map. 

I really hope she likes it. :)


Robin said...

Ahh Sheri that is so pretty. Good idea making it into a journal. So versatile. I am sure she will love it pink or not.

Anonymous said...

Really cool, Sherri! Congratulations on a great gift.

Anonymous said...

She will love it Sheri, that image is really cool and it is just what it needed, LOVE the background and the techniques you used. Erm, want to see your journals??? !!! lol x