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 !


Sue said...

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

Darnell said...

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

maria's knutselplezier said...

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


Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

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

brenda said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

greetings, Alie :-)

Sophie said...

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

Ganz liebe Grüße xoxo

Alda said...

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

Miranda said...

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

Tracey said...

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??

Ellen Taylor said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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 )))))

Shannon White said...

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-)

Marn said...

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 :)

Ryn Tanaka said...

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


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