Friday, 23 January 2009
ALTER A CANVAS
This week's Challenge is to alter a canvas - they're everywhere at the moment from art shops to pound shops (and dollar stores) and they come in all shapes and sizes. The larger one above is 8" square, and the small one is 2.5". What you can't see very well from these photos is that, inspired by Viola, I've turned them both around and used them as a kind of deep frame.
On each of them the central photo is raised up to give a 3D effect (which doesn't photograph very well). On the smaller one the reverse side of the canvas was a nice natural linen look, so I left it like that and painted the canvas edges with distress crackle paint in antique linen. I've always enjoyed Viola's use of lace too, so both canvases feature it, although I think I may age the lace on the larger one a bit, it seems to look too pristine. The metal plaque on the larger canvas is meant for a title when I can think of one!!
Look forward to seeing your creations and, as ever, I do want to say how much we enjoy sharing them!
Posted by Rosie at 09:19