Hi everyone I'm back for a second time today ! My previous post was for the IO Challenge.
I enjoyed another workshop, this time creating a collage on canvas with Karen Ellis owner of the Art House Studio. Karen designs for The Crafters Workshop & My Stamp Box. She is also a contributing writer for Canadian Scrapbook Magazine. It was great to take a class with her, I learned a lot, she coached me along to create something that I am happy with. Her first words of advice "stop thinking" :)
I've never done any canvas or collage work so this was a new & exciting experience ! Karen's design for the class used the same Asian Lady (cut from Graphic 45 paper), but everyone's work turned out different. Karen's sample is stunning which you can see here. I chose similar colors as I love the vibrancy of them.
This is an 8 x 10 inch piece and it's hard to see all the detail,depth & texture in the photo. We started with canvas board, added Gesso and then built up in layers. It's fun to get very inky & gluey. We used molding paste, joint tape, embellishments, Silks Acrylic paints and more. It needs to be framed & matted with white which pops the colors. (Karen had one on hand for us to 'test')
Thanks for your visit and have a great day !