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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Always Dream 12x12 Canvas


Hello everyone and welcome to the new year!  I am very excited about 2013 and I can’t wait to share new projects and techniques with you.

I started off my scrappy new year as a part of The Dusty Attic (DA) design team.    I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of this special team of talented artists.

My first project for them is this 12 x 12 canvas.  I wanted to fill my canvas full of artsy goodies while showcasing my photo.

To prepare my canvas I applied gesso, then a thin layer of cheesecloth to create texture.  Once the canvas was dry, I used a sponge to apply DA Dusty Pink acrylic paint.

I tore and painted DA corrugated cardboard, then sprinkled fine glitter while my paint was still wet. 

These lovely flowers from Recollections add a soft and elegant touch to the canvas. 

Here I painted the back of a Tim Holtz Fragment acrylic square using DA Dusty Pink paint.  Once the paint was dry I stamped the front of the piece using black Staz On ink.

I painted tan tags using DA white and Dusty Pink acrylic paints.  I wrapped pink baker’s twine around a small spool and tucked it into the flower vine.

I cut my Lacey Corner into halves, painted them white and placed them in the outer corners of my canvas.  I used Viva Décor’s Rose Pearl Pen to embellish the piece.

I used flowers from DA which I absolutely love.  Flowers and chipboard….how sweet is life! I used DA Albaster paint to color my metal book plate.  I added patterned paper to the center and applied pink pearls using a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Rose.

The Dusty Attic Supplies

Dusty in Colour -  Alabaster; Dusty Pink
Lacey Corners
Dusty in Bloom – Bridal Veil; Evening Blush
Corrugated Cardboard

Other Supplies
Artist's Loft:  Canvas
Dritz:  Cheesecloth
Recollections:  Flowers – Large Pink Plastic
Tim Holtz:  Metal Book Plates; Acrylic Fragments
Carta Bella:  Patterned Paper
Prima:  Flower Vine
Lara's Crafts:  Spool
Queen & Co:  Baker’s Twine
Melissa Frances:  Flourishes and Glitter
Stampendous – Stamps
Clothes Pins
Viva Décor:  Pearl Pen – Rose
Staz On Ink:  Black

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Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great collage Robin!

have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

CathyMc said...

This is magnificent! So many beautiful details.

Dorthe said...

What a beautiful Canvas you made!
I love the flowers you used - and all the details are gorgeous!
You fully deserve to be on the DA team - you are so talented!

Sandie Edwards said...

Such an exquisite piece Robin...

Cindy Gay said...

Happy New Year Robin! I especially love the spool embellishment!

Kim said...

Beautiful canvas. Love all your details.

jacky croft said...

Hi, this is jacky ,You made a beautiful canvas, i really appreciate your work.
Canvas Art Painting