Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Second Canvas... ABAA

I had such a good time making the last altered canvas, I decided to have a repeat, with some changes:  This one is larger, and I used a bunch of different stuff!  

I started by painting the frame and sides of the canvas in 2 shades of green and a rub of brown. Then I busted out the silver leaf and glued it over the frame and sealed it.  After it dried I used brown and black paint, brushing it on over the silver and then rubbing it off until I go the vintage look I was going for.

The picture is one taken at my wedding of me and my husband.  I altered it a bit so it would look older.  Then I covered some chipboard swirls with paper, layered everything up and finished  it up with a Hambly overlay, some ribbon, and a metal plate.

I have been looking for a way to use our wedding photos in an artful manner.  I think this fit the bill nicely.

The first photo I used the flash to take it.... in order to highlight the silver overlay.

This view was using the ambient light, I think the 3-d-edness shows up better.

Thanks for checking it out!


Jaqi said...

This is beautiful, what a fabulous way to display your photo.
You must be so pleased with it , thanks for sharing , Jaqi

Rosie said...

Fabulous work! I think we started something here - great technique isn't it??
Rosie ABAA

Linda said...

Very romantic .... and a beautiful piece of art; you must be so proud of this Jendy. The way you've put everything together is inspirational. Great work.
Linda xx