Friday, 15 October 2010

Mini Canvass No. 2

I decided not to alter the other mini canvas, so have made another one.  I just love these little 4" x 4" canvasses, so quick and easy to create with.


My inspiration was Wendy Vecchi, she had used this stuff called 'clearly for art', which I don't think you can get in this country, but I'd bought something similar from The Artistic Stamper called Duralar.  This is a product which looks like a very thick acetate, you heat it up with a heat gun then mould it to the shape you want.  It doesn't show up very well on the photo, but believe me it looks pretty good IRL.

Gessoed the canvass, then covered with butterscotch and sail boat blue acrylic paints, stamped around the edges with Archival sepia, put some circles and lines on in sail boat blue, pushed some gesso through some sequin waste.  The butterfly is grunge paper, coloured with DI's, then the butterfly is stamped onto the duralar using Stazon, then heated and shaped.  I used one of T!m's buttons in the centre, the sentiment is Wendy's, stamped in sepia.

I've not been too well for the last few weeks, that's my excuse for the stamping not being straight, and why I've not been blogging so much, but hopefully have got back into the mood again.

Hope you're all having a good day and enjoy your weekend.

15 comments:

  1. Love it Ann and all the detail had a close up look at that acetate and I think I need some of this!!! lol xx

    Hope the post means you are feeling a little better Love Chanelle xxx

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  2. Great little canvas, love the background colours and details. The butterfly looks lovely with the clear piece on the top. Hope you are feeling a little better. Tracy Evans x

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  3. Love your new canvass, have heard of that duralar stuff, might have to get some

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  4. Well done! Of course I love Ms Vecchi, and this is a superb take on her canvas. Have to get some of that plastic stuff, I'm lovin' it!

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  5. Gorgeous canvas, tis lush... the Clearly For Art is about... just sold out most places LOL I not got any yet.. or Duralar.. need to fix that!!

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  6. blog world has missed you love the canvas hope you feel better soon x sue x

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  7. Wonderful canvas Ann. The Duralar sounds interesting like Clare might have to get some of that. I had a close up look at your other canvas in real life the other day and I think it is beautiful.
    Pat xx

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  8. this is a very nice piece of work Ann :)

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  9. Wow! Gorgeous canvas Ann. Lovely colours. :)
    Hope you have more & more feeling better days. Love & hugs, Gez.xx

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  10. Your canvas is lovely. I want some of that stuff. I have been checking out your blog. You create wonderful art. Thank you for your kind words and for becoming a follower on my blog. Hugs ...Donna

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  11. fabuolous canvas. The background is fantastic.
    love debbie xxxx

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  12. Your canvas is beautiful, and so is my lovely birthday card!!! Thank you! I've always been a teensy bit jealous when you have blogged birthday cards you have made....and now I have one of my very own :)
    Love Jayne xx

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  13. Love it. Love how you try new things. never heard of Duralar. Will be looking out for it now though. The butterfly is beautiful looks so shiny. Hope you are feeling better, hate to think of you unwell again. Love Sandra x

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  14. So glad you decided not to alter your other mini canvas as i thought it was lovely, this one is equally so, and what else would the flutterby crafter use but a charming butterfly, I'm always sorry to hear you've not been well, and hope you feel ok again soon. I'm just full of cold and feel awful,. so can't imagine how you must have felt for so long, you still manage to get some fab crafting done, you put me to shame.. xoxox Ann

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