8 Sep 2013

Swanstitch challlenge

It's time for the September challenge over on the Artyinklings blog...you can read all about it here..

Anita did a lovely canvas and asked us to do our own interpretation of it, and here is mine.


I didn't have a canvas as such so used a sheet of primed canvas from a book. I stuck it to a piece of grey board. I painted it with butternut, smoked paprika,claret,haystack and pumpkin soup frescos. I layered and blended them until I was happy with the background. I cut a dress form using a sizzix die out of some this plastic I got from paper chase can't think what it's called. I mixed some grunge paste with black paint and stenciled it onto the canvas. I also used another stencil up in the corner with plain grunge paste. When that was dry I put the stencil back over it but bumped it slightly to get a white shadow effect.
Using a mask I went around the dress form with a different stencil, then went over the whole canvas again with the original colours. I stamped some script and dots on the dress, randomly over the canvas and added a bow. I used Florentine treasure gold to highlight the stand on the dress form Stamped a quote with a Wendy Vechi stamp and added some small black pearls up in the corner. Edged the canvas with little black dress and done!!

8 comments:

  1. I love your version, Lin! the dress form looks great against the background.... my GP is just drying for mine whilst I had my dinner.

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  2. Fab take on the canvas Lin, love your colour combo and the way you've created your original canvas from a book.

    Sam xxx

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  3. Beautiful. I love the stencilling behind the dress form.

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  4. Love your interpretation of the canvas Lin! Beautiful colours in the background and the GP design top right is really lovely.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  5. Beautiful autumn colors in the background and fabulous stenciled around the dress.
    I like it!

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  6. Beautiful autumn color in the background and fabulous stenciled around the dress.
    I love it Lin!

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