Thursday, December 9, 2010

dec. show and tell #3

i call this my christmas a - z canvas.
i found the alaphabet several years ago but could never decide what
to do with it. last year i came up with this.
i had gotten the canvas relatively cheaply and knew i wanted to
do something for christmas with it.

here is a larger view so you can see what they all say. i thought they were all pretty
choesive. they book with them had about 4 or 5 for each letter,
it was fun arranging and rearanging them to see which
way i liked best.

this is a close-up of the stickers, if you notice on the "J" it has a
bit of distressing to it. so i tried to incorporate that
in the way i painted the canvas before putting the letters on.

this is a close up view of the paint (i know its a bit fuzzy, i do apologize).
i first painted the canvas with a deep red, then a light robins egg blue. for
the blue i dry brushed it and purposely used a lighter hand in some areas.
after that all dried i went back with some walnut ink and lightly misted the whole thing 
and wiped it afterwards.
i am very happy with how the whole thing turned out. it hangs
in a small hallway off the entryway.
i don't know if i will ever frame it, for now it does not have a frame.
i encourage you to just dive in with a project and keep at it til it evolves into 
something you enjoy. it may not look pleasing to you at first but juast
keep adjusting til your happy with it. the paint on this went
through several stages til it was to a point where i was happy with it.


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