Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Angels on Canvas

At last...I've found some 'mojo', but only thanks to a special cyber friend who challenged me to a swap a month ...or so, ago. This is the canvas I created for Carol, and like most of my work it has rather alot going on, so warning...loads of photos ahead!!

 Originally the 'frame' of my reverse canvas was going to be white...but it just didn't work with the background somehow, so I got out my 'flat' and metallic paints, wax and texture paste and .....

...I made a huge mess. I even managed to forget that I had wax melting in my pan...until I turned to see it was pouring onto the carpet! I must say a special thank-you here to a friend who told me how to get it out of the carpet. Lay paper towels over the wax areas and gently iron over the top, until all of the wax has been absorbed into the paper. ( change the paper towels as the wax is absorbed). I really didn't think that would work but WOW...there is no sign of wax at all now, not even a stain. 

Over the layers of lace, fabric, wax and paint I added some favorite embellishments

And I added an angel poem around the sides.

I made the little angel from paper clay and dotted the tulle bow with dots of kindy Glitz.

Must say cutting the birds nest in half caused me some grief, it really wanted to fall to piece's ...I was saved by my craft glue!

Thanks for looking!

Now pop over to Carol's blog and check out her amazing canvas creations!


sara said...

Oh wow!!! This is a gorgeous project!!! I really love all the beautiful details!

Liddy said...

Sonya! This is tooo gorgeous, great to see you back into it. Oh wow this is just amazing!

Today for Tomorrow said...

Glad you found your mojo to create this gorgeous OTP project. Love all the little details - Carol will love it. Hope you still get some creativity with your other current big project on the go. Thinking of you.

Axel....{Carol} said...

ohhhhhh i DO love it,i am soo proud to own one of your masterpieces Sonya,it must have taken you ages to do,thank you soo much xxx

Callie @ Scrap Happy NZ said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I loooove how there's so much to look at - all the lovely little details. It's like a magical garden!

Lyn S said...

This is just stunning Sonya! You did a fabulous artwork there..........lucky Carol!!

Anonymous said...

This is totally AMAZING! all the detail.. love it!

Anonymous said...

This is totally AMAZING! all the detail.. love it!

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