Friday, December 22, 2006

New Canvases

The texture paste on the other two canvases dried and I finally got around to working on them. I have always loved the colour that is on this first one above - Jo Sonja's Celadon and I particularly like it with the base of Titan Buff, shadows of Burnt Umber and a touch of Bronze (all Golden paints). The word "enchant" is embossed onto a piece of mica, which I then glued onto a thicker piece of board that had a script stamp stamped in gold ink onto a couple of layers of antique gold embossing powder.



There is also a little bottle hanging on the side - this has a piece of gothic script rolled up inside as well as a cemetary angel statue picture in there as well. It's wrapped in wire and attached to a fishing hook thingo.....(note to self....improve your vocabulary in '07!!! lol) This really needs to be seen in person and I struggled to get a decent photo of it so you could actually read the word as it needs the light to hit it in just the right way!



I really liked how the butterfly transparency turned out over this little girl's face on this second canvas! Wasn't sure how it was going to go as I adhered it with Dimensional Magic just around the edges but then coated the whole transparency with the DM....don't you just hate that it goes on opaque and you have no idea if anything is going to bleed or whatever??? The words down the bottom are a little hard to read from this scan but it says "Colours speak all languages". I'm not really a colour person but couldn't resist this particular combination of vibrant transparency with the softer pinks and yellows of the paint. Besides....this one is going to is a "colour-girl"!



These are two more Christmas gifts and I'm now on the hunt for more of these fantastic little 4" x 4" canvases.....must go and ring The Art Shed in Myaree to see if they have any more left.....I feel a canvas phase coming on....






7 comments:

Natalie B said...

Gorgegous as always Kelsey! Love love love the blue one! My fav colours also. Have a good Chrissy if I dont speak to you before.

Natxx

kelsey said...

Thankyou Nat, I haven't had the blue one very long so might have to do another one and let it hang around a bit before I pass it on again ;-) How's about I send it Tom Price way????

Julie H said...

Kelsey your work is amazing. I love that when I see something you make it is origianl and unique. These are just gorgeous.

kelsey said...

Thanks Julie, I've just added your site to my blogarithm so I could keep up with your posts..beautiful work on there!!! Love those charms!

Scraptivate said...

Hi all - just have to brag and tell you that I am the very proud recipient of one of these gorgeous little canvases ... which is even more beautiful IRL than on screen. Thank you Kelsey so much. And btw, before you go to too much trouble trying to hunt down more 4x4 canvases ... we sell them at Scraptivate!!!

Jen Crossley said...

LOVE YOUR CANVASSES Kelsey you have inspired me to try them
Jen

Julie van Oosten said...

Mmm nice canvases, We are in awe,

Julie & Jen Jones