Saturday, February 10, 2007

I'm back...

......and ready to start scrapping again after more than a week of not being near to glue, paper and scissors :)

I've got nothing new to share yet so I thought I'd explain a little more about the canvas I made for the latest Dutch Dare.
On the Dutch Dare blog it isn't really clear that it is actually a canvas so I post it here again so you can see all the details. I stamped the title "Great Catch" with Stazon on the sides of the canvas and with Versamark I also stamped fishes which I colored with Perfect Pearls (not visible here).

I started by painting the canvas, then glueing some pages from the Yellow Pages to it; the pages with the addresses of the shops for musical instruments :)
I covered them with gel medium en when it dried I added vaseline on some places and painted over it again. When the paint dries you can wipe away the parts where the vaseline is and you will have a peeled paint look.

The reviews were first scanned, and then printed on thin photopaper which I distressed with Ranger distress ink and water. After ironing the paper you can easily print on it, just make sure they are really dry before you start printing :S.
The big photo was scanned from from an interview in a newspaper and then printed onto a transparency.

As a resource to make this canvas I used Claudine Hellmuts collage books...must haves!!


Mirjam said...

Wow, that sound like an awful lot of work... but a lot of fun too! Really like your canvas, curious, how did Michiel like it?

Nat said...

how freakin' awesome!!!!

MaMaLoT said...

OMG sweetie, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing these photo's. Didn't know it was a canvas... :)
Claudine rules!!!

*fauve* said...

So beautiful,i love it!Your hubby is def. a great catch (wink)

malou said...

Can I just say Awesome, Beautiful canvas! Wow!

christiane said...

so, so great, girl!! love this!!