Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wow, that was fun!

I had a lot of fun with these projects - making backgrounds is something I really enjoy doing, it's so random and very relaxing to work on. It is so handy to have a stash of backgrounds on various media to work with!

Here are the results of this week's book selection, "Canvas Remix" by Alisa Burke...

First, I painted a bunch of Claudine Hellmuth's sticky backed canvas using paints from her paint line, then adding graffiti like writing, scribbling, bubble wrap print, etc. to create texture and interest. I then tore the canvas into strips and started covering a wood frame (see the kids picture). I quickly realized that there were going to be a lot of little pieces leftover so I started to cover a canvas board also. My plan was to put a photo in the frame and to collage on the canvas board.

I treated the canvas board as a background and attached the photo using gel medium. The piece of bubble wrap I had stamped with was on the table, covered in paint. I cut off a section and placed it near the photo - it was just what I needed! So, I adhered three strips of painted bubble wrap around the photo (see close up photo). I love the way it looks!
The large photo is of Steve and I at Brian's wedding in Colorado - in a huge field of dandelions in full bloom. It was beautiful! I made dandelion crowns for Britney and Emily, they looked so sweet.

The small photo is of me and my siblings, me, Stuart, Leslie & Valerie. It's one of my favorite photos and a reminder of a joy filled childhood.

So, that's it for this week! I had a lot of fun with this and will be painting more canvas to tear and collage. The book has a lot of great ideas for what to do with your painted canvas, ideas I'll be sure to re-visit down the road. Check back next week to see what I'm up to!


  1. I love what you made with the sticky back canvas!

  2. Thanks, Claudine! I love your paints and the sticky back canvas - both are SO easy to work with. Great products! I love the paint mixing chart - it's a huge help.