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Monday, February 15, 2010

The He{Art} of the Matter

This project is a play on texture. It was suggested that we use gel medium, something I had none of in my house. I am all about making do, so I just started looking for other ways to add dimension to my page.

I started with a canvas that has been covered with phone book pages. I applied gesso and attached string and little flowers to it and gessoed over that.





I got a stash of goodies from Chris a while back and decided to break some of it out. It included this doily and some flowery tissue paper.

Added a little paint and some glitter. (I just love these flowers.)

The center of this flower is dimensional paint.

It still needs some journaling, but I am done with the basic canvas.

7 comments:

Cozyflier said...

What a talented artist you are. So Beautiful that is!! Are you using this in a scrapbook? Is this a canvas that would be framed, a piece of art?

Gosh, dear friend, you have wonderful gift.

Show me more! I love your ideas!

Hugs! Hope you are feeling better.
Carrie

marit said...

Thanks for showing the whole process in photo's - I'm a big fan of that! I love the way you made this prompt "your own" by seeking alternatives for material you don't have in your stash... now THAT'S creativity! I love how this canvas has so many texture and dimension, it's gorgeous!

certifiedpaperfreak said...

oh my! this turned out gorgeous. i am in love with those tissue flowers. the page is just perfect...from the glitter to the string and all the texture.

how are you doing?
i've been thinking about you.

MJ said...

Wow, wow, wow...

Jeanet said...

Oh wow..this is so beaqutiful..I love how you shared your whole process!Loving the fact that you used the gesso for the texture...and all the materials you used in it...your canvas is gorgeous!

MrsPeel said...

I just commented in Julie's blog (octamom) about how grateful I am to Scrapblog for allowing me to meet people like you guys...
you are such an amazing woman, Annemarie...
all the things you deal with, and a wonderful artist...
marvelous creation, love it.
And also, as usual when I come to your blogs, be that Peggy, Julie, Roban, yourself....I had an idea.
Will think about making this thing and come show you.
Huggzzzz

Thinkie said...

That looks great, I'm curious about the end result!

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