Welcome to my newest followers, it is so lovely to have you along on this journey of mine and I really do appreciate your company.
I have been happily confined to my craft room for the last few days, mainly making a children's quilt for Jo of Jozart (a fellow WOYWWer) who has set up a Project to make comfort quilts for very poorly children. If you sew, have some spare time and would like to make a quilt you can find details here.
On the paper-crafting front, Mr Mojo has gone on his holidays so I have been busy just making a few background sheets and a couple of ATCs.
I did do a canvas last week, not for any particular challenge, but just because I wanted to use one of my new Nicecrane Digital pictures. The image is from a Children in the Victorian Age sheet and I think she is absolutely beautiful. Nicecrane do a fabulous range of digital images and it is well worth taking a look at the range, I think you will be impressed.
Click on the image for a better view.
I started with an 8" square canvas which I covered with some manuscript paper. I covered the paper lightly with Gesso, then a coating of Snow Cap Distress Stain mixed with a little Dusty Concorde DS. The little frame was a purchase in the sales and was one of three hanging frames in molded plastic and coloured a hideous yellow. I Gessoed the frame and then gave it a coat of watered down white acrylic paint and then distressed the edges with a touch of Dusty Concorde DI. I took the backing off the frame and inserted the picture.
A piece of frayed fine cheesecloth was attached to the canvas and I glued the completed frame on top. I coloured four white roses with Dusty Concorde DI, watered down with water in a spritzer bottle. Once dry, I glued these along with two plain cream coloured roses. To finish off I added two Spellbinder die butterflies with pearl bodies.
Thank you for visiting, I hope you will leave me a comment, I will always return the compliment, if I can find you (a couple of people have commented / joined me but the links do not work so I have been unable to visit you in return). Take care. Hugs, Anne xx