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!