Thursday 22 August 2013

the reveal

here it is the finished product, and I actually LOVE IT!!!! I am not usually a fan of my finished product when it comes to painting but this I love, the problem is I have now found a new obsession.  This is what I do I jump around from project to project, I really need to focus but I am also old enough to know that will never happen- I hope you enjoy my new obsession.
so there are layers and layers of paint and mediums.  I began with covering the canvas with chicken wire, it didn't lay flat everywhere but that what I like, next cover the chicken wire with cheese cloth and paint with gesso add subway words with chipboard letters.  I officially I no half used packages of letters a great way to get rid of all those letters.  Used glue n seal for the image transfer then spent 2 night rubbing off the backside of the cardstock.  On the left side of the painting I first painted with red and teal because I knew I wanted those colors to come through in the cracks and underneath the letters.  The whole canvas was painted with brown/black just heavier on the right than the left.  Used vintage white to highlight the letters- very lightly and rustic with no harsh lines.  On the right I I highlighted the chicken wire with pattern paper in the grooves of the wire then highlighted the wire more with antique gold paint I rubbed in with my fingers- again no harsh edges.  The final step was using slow fry medium to cover the image transfer with, it also brighten the image up BONUS.

I hope you enjoy and there will be more I just spent $60 at the hardware store.

Thursday 8 August 2013


here is a sneak peak of what I am working on right now, instead of the instructions packs I should be working on.  So far I am loving everything!!

the picture is of the old vehicles I the field then I printed onto cardstock and did an image transfer to the canvas.  (not finished peeling off the excess cardstock)  the canvas is covered in chicken wire and cheese cloth , then used old letter set to make subway style lettering along side.  I am in love with this and wish I had a week of no house chores, husband or child to finish all the projects that need instructions, kit packed, and create create create.  But then what scrapper doesn't have this desire every once in awhile.