Thursday, November 15, 2012

Canvas Collage Workshop

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 !
Shirley

17 comments:

  1. Wow love this Shirley and thank you so much for explaining that ghosting technique for me will have to give it a go when I get my craft room finished lol huggles hun xxxxx

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  2. This is a visual feast for the eyes, Shirley! (Thanks so much for your sweet wishes! I'm feeling better every day.)

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  3. Wow, Shirley ,unusual for you , but quite beautifull, I love the colours and the image!!Great piece of ART, beautifull decoration for the livingroom!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  4. FANTASTIC WORK Shirley. very surprising and beautiful vibrant colors. Wonderful is the combination.
    Great worl.
    lovely greet and hug
    Marja

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  5. I can't begin to imagine how lovely this is in the flesh Shirley, even the photograph there is so much vibrance and texture, a really beautiful piece of artwork.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  6. Wow this is stunning, I love the colours they are so vibrant. I hope that you are going to give it pride of place, as it really does deserve it. I've just popped over and looked at Karen Ellis's canvas and I must say I do prefer yours.

    Have a great weekend
    Sue x

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  7. Oh my this looks like: Go with the flow!!! Gorgeous

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  8. Meine Güte! Shirley, ich kann kaum atmen vor Begeisterung.
    Mir fehlen die Worte.
    Was für ein Kunstwerk!!!

    Ganz liebe Grüße xoxo

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  9. this looks beautifull Shirl, love the colors and the texture. Now I know for sure, next thing on my list.....modling paste.

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  10. Hi Shirley, what a great piece of artwork! You've must have enjoyed this ws so much.....wish I was there...... will take a look at the other projects. Great colours and use of materials! warm greet Miranda

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  11. Oh my SHirley!! This is a masterpiece!!! LOVE it!!! I LOVE Karen too!! I have been lucky enough to create with Karen at Scrapfest in Kitchener :)Have you ever gone there??

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  12. Now that is a jaw dropping gorgeous creation Shirley!!!!!! The colors and textures are amazing!!! Now that looks like a fantastic class to take!!

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  13. Shirley, I don't even know what to say. This is absolutely, vibrantly, soulfully amazing. I am writing you privately to ask some questions. (((( hugs )))))

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  14. OhMy Word Shirley!! This is Absolutely GOR-JUSS!! Wow!! I could stare at this lovely work of art for hours!Goodness, so many Fabulous details! Love all the Amazing texture, colors, layers and Fabulous details! Just Wow!! Love this!! 8-)
    Hugs
    Shannon

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  15. Hi Shirley!
    WOW this is a really fabulous creation! Excellent! What an eye-catcher! This is so nice to stare at for so long! I just love looking at all the details you have in here, not to mention what a terrific blend of colours! The material looks very interesting and indeed good fun! What a beautiful piece and this class sounds like fun! Well done!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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  16. Shirley, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! Looks like it was so much fun to make. I love the texture you created! Very inspiring :)

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  17. This work of art definitely has the WOW factor Shirley - the colours are glorious and the detail is exquisite - I would never tire of looking at it.

    Have a happy day - hugs, Sylvia xxx

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