Monday, 5 November 2012

Birdcage Canvas

 

I am doing a short online course with Donna Salazaar at My Creative Classroom - Mixed Media Die Cuts.  I really wanted to use my die cuts in a more artistic way, so I thought this would be a good introduction.

Week 1 is canvas and unfortunately I had to substitute a few things, but I did follow the techniques through.  We used the reverse of the canvas and covered the outer edges with muslin and gesso.  Unfortunately my muslin was cream, so I had to use quite a bit of gesso.  AND .... I got a bit carried away and added some lace and scrim as well!  I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Biscotti Spray and it really does shimmer. 

I had great fun putting together the inner and outer areas of the frame - so very much NOT like Donna's but that is what it is all about really.  I used die cuts for the bird and banner and of course the flowers and leaves.  This was my last Dusty Attic birdcage so I wanted to use it for something special.

Some lovely light relief from my directing/producing the local panto ................ oh yes it is!!



9 comments:

Artyjen said...

Ooh er....that is absolutely gorgeous :)
xoxo Sioux

Wendy said...

Beautiful work Jennie. Love the soft subtle colours. I've always wanted to try to make something with the back of a canvas. This is very inspriational.

Netty said...

I really love your beautiful canvas box, very romantic and gorgeous. x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this looks fantastic, love how you have done the frame as well!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...I think this is just loVely Jennie, very pretty and delicate, the gorgeous soft pastle colours work a treat with the frame, a beautiful textured make...Mel :)
You sound very busy Jennie...X

chrissies said...

Wonderful creation Jennie. Everything on it matches perfectly.

Love Chrissie xx

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

this is GORGEOUS Jennie! Love it!

Sue said...

Your canvas is utterly beautiful Jennie. Sounds like a great class and I can't wait to see what else you produce.

Julia S-W said...

So beautiful Jennie! I love the textures and the soft colours make it a gorgeous dreamy piece. You should design for Crafty Individuals - they need you!
Juliaxx