Saturday, May 31, 2008


This is a 4" x 5" stretched canvas. I glued on a piece of old text and a piece of old sheet music using golden soft gel medium, let that dry. I then painted it with fluid acrylics Phthalo green and white including the sides, let it dry, and then added more white in the area where the head would be and sponged more green around the edges, let that dry. Cut out and glued on Bella (PID - Paper Imagery Designs). Next I added the felt flower ribbon wrapping it to the sides. This canvas had staples showing on the sides so I wrapped a 1/4" gold metallic ribbon around the sides to cover them. The gold "beams" on either side of the cherish piece are cut from soffit venting (more info here on using soffit vent), formed, hammered flat, coated with Krylon gold paint pen, and after that was dry used Stickles gold glitter glue on them. They're attached to the canvas with gel medium and the Cherish piece covers up the ends. For the Cherish piece I started with white cardstock, slapped on some white gesso, added in some green paint, and then layed another piece of white cardstock on top and pulled them apart. This made a wonderful texture in the piece. "Cherish" (Quietfire Design) was stamped with Stazon Timber Brown ink. I cut the piece out and sponged more green paint around the edges. I put some foam mounting tape on the back center, top and bottom being sure not to put it where the piece would overlap the "beams" and also added some gel medium to the back just to be sure it adhered well and stuck it on. The butterflies were punched from leftover scrap after cutting out Cherish, used a Sharpie marker to darken the centers and glued them on.


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

I love this and your 'little birdie' piece-great image and wonderful background!
hugs, chris

Lori Roberts said...

Very pretty! Phthalo green is one of my favorite colors!