The baby is my sweet granddaughter, Elizabeth. She was only 3 days old in this picture and now she is almost 4 months old. My how time flies! The canvas is 20 x 17. There is a lot of stuff on it, lots of layers. In case you don't know already, I LOVE layers!! I started by painting the canvas with Gesso and then added pink, green and blue paint, sort of in a mottled way. In some places, the paint took on a yellow tint from the paints mixing together. It was a little too bright for the look I was going after and my initial thought was to glue tissue paper all over, but I didn't have white tissue paper, so what's a desperate girl to do at 1:00 in the morning? Ahhh, I have these coffee filters laying here for another project that's bouncing around in my head. Although the coffee filters are thicker than tissue paper, I love the texture and depth that it added. I crumpled them up and then pressed them out and glued to the canvas with Mod-Podge, with creases included to give it added texture. Then I just added layers and layer of different papers. I also stitched on the layered mats for the picture and also the strip of paper at the top. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and this is the first project I used it on. I also used my Cricut machine for the first time! Dan AKA The Boyfriend AKA Hey Dan, gave me the Cricut for Christmas LAST year and I have been too chicken to use it. What was I thinking? That thing is AWESOME!!! I will definitely be using it a lot from now on. Here's a couple of close ups of the canvas.
|Lots of distressing and lace and ribbon and beads|
|layered flowers with tulle tucked in between the layers. one with a |
button center and one with a zipper flower in the center.
One last picture of the whole thing shall we?
|Such a sweet baby! (sorry for the glare on the pic. it was a little |
hard getting a really good shot without the glare)
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!