Monday, 1 October 2012

UPA - Add dimension to your canvas

It's October, can you believe????? with a new monthly theme at Unruly PaperArts and we are looking forward to seeing how you use canvas in your projects.


There are two RAQs (Reader's Art Quests) for you to enter, the first being a painted project and the second is about how you add dimension. My piece for the RAQ introduction is for the second one.



The addition of texture adds another dimension to your canvas. Textures can include gesso, modelling paste, fabrics, string, chipboard pieces, tissue paper, just anything you want to add really.


Here is my collection adhered to the canvas before I added a coat of gesso. We have muslin (fabric), kitchen roll, book text, paper lace, string and decorator's jointing tape.


This is glued to the canvas, once it was dry I covered it with  a coat of gesso, stippling in places to blend the pieces and creating more texture where needed.


You can see the changes in texture and some of the stippled gesso behind the butterfly.


This is my grandaughter, taken while we are at Disneyland this august and before she had to have that emergency op a few weeks later.


She is a star, so there had to be one on the canvas somewhere.

I feel like a Prima lady with all these flowers, but I really enjoyed making something different for a change and I am going to hang this on the dining room wall. It was recently painted and needs some new things to decorate it.

 I will be doing a step-by-step on how I add dimension and texture to my canvases which will be on my Eclectic Elements column for Unruly later in the month.

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things." 

Have a creative week.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Anything but a card - shiny, sparkly, blingy (lots of bits and pieces on here to meet that requirement).
Totally Gorjuss - Punches and dies
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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28 comments:

Fliss said...

A beautiful textured layout Brenda and the floral embellishing sets the framed photo off so well.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Margreet said...

This is so beautiful, Brenda...love the photo of your granddaughter too...she really is a star...it will be a pretty piece in your room!
xxx Margreet

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

This is a great wall hanging! I enjoy using all kinds of fun things to add texture to my canvases too. Although I hadn't thought of using a paper towel - great idea.

Hugs,
Kay

Joan said...

Wonderful wall hanging Brenda, love all that texture and your Grandaughter looks beautiful, hope she is fully restored to health now

Joan

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Brenda and looks so textural. Love all the embellishment and the photo suits it all so well
x catherine

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Brenda I love it huggles hun

Martina2801 said...

What a magical project, dear Brenda! You set your adorable granddaughter in an excellent scene.

Daniele said...

just loving all the texture that you have created on your fabbie Layout, what a lovely scrap canvas
hugs

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi dear friend, what a beautiful canvas of your beautiful grandaughter. Love the colours and flowers, just gorgeous! hugs Heidi x

clare said...

fab textured background. x

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo lovely! Love the textures! Wish there was touch-a-blogging! Hope you had a great weekend and the workshop was fun! Kim

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! That's Dimension with a Capital D. I love it! Your granddaughter surely will, too, and being featured on the dining room wall will be a thrill, too. I love when projects earn a spot on the wall!

Terry said...

Becca is gorgeous and so is this page! What a real work of art with so much dimension and interest! Love all the elements that you used on canvas. Brenda, I sure hope you are having a great start to the week! Hugs!

2amscrapper said...

love the project--the texture and description of how to achieve it is fantastic. I know his will look great on your wall.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the layout and all the textures
Lindsay xx

Karin said...

wow, its a gorgeous canvas! very inspiring!

Mandy said...

Oh wow beautfiul LO Brenda, I love the different textures and the embellies are so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Margaret said...

This is stunning! The texture on the base is wonderful and I love all of the embellishing around the terrific picture! Thanks for joining us at ABAC with your fantastic canvas!

Diana Fernandez said...

Pretty!! I love all the shiny bits! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card!

Rebekah said...

Gosh Brenda this is stunning I love the idea of this may have to do one! hugs rebekah xx

lynne said...

I just love texture so this appeals to me so much and I like the way your background is a "blank canvas" to build up colour with the embellishments and photograph - stunning Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

butterfly said...

An absolutely gorgeous layout, Brenda, and such lovely clear hints and ideas to achieve such glorious texture. Thank you so much for sharing it all...
Alison x

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous canvas! I love all the dimension and texture you've achieved here. Wonderful embellishments too. I recently did my first canvas and thoroughly enjoyed it - I think you've had rather more practice though!
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful canvas with us at ABAC and I do hope you'll join us again soon.
Juliax

Shirl said...

Your granddaughter is so beautiful Brenda and you have surrounded her with beautiful things. Becca is very lucky to have you as her Grandma.

Hugs Shirley x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a gorgeous canvas! I'm so sorry Becca is poorly again,

Lucy x

nefertiti said...

It's gorgeous! I love the texture for your background!bizz

Deena said...

gorgeous piece! the textures are fabulous and I love how you coated them! Thanks for sparkling with us at "anything but a card" this week! Hope to see more of your fabulous creations next time!

Christy said...

SOOOOO creative and it just turned out GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)