Well, I might have gone a little crazy but I just wanted to share with you a crazy little canvas that I made the other day! Seriously, sometimes it is just fun to goof off!
It started with a canvas I had tried something on before but didn't like. (So here is my challege for you. .. take out a project that you didn't like and just go over it with something crazy!!) Here I went from ugly torn paper that wouldn't peel off .... to something just a little fun!
I copied a piece of my favorite vintage wallpaper and used gel medium to cover the ugly canvas. (Seriously, find a wallpaper book - they make fun backgrounds - I got this one off of Ebay!)
Then I was sitting around doodling in my sketchbook and came up with this little mason jar terrarium. Why not create something just a little whimsical?
I actually cut out my sketch to trace it because I just couldn't get the shape right on the canvas!
Then I created a washy-kind of paint (totally technical term, right?) with paint, acrylic glazing and water. I wanted to play around with creating a 'see-through' jar, just like it was sitting on my shelf. I also created a white-wash to put on the wallpaper around the jar!
And it worked!! And I was SO excited, I didn't take another picture until the end ...
but I cut paper, glued, highlighted, used rub-ons and doodled to create the finished project!
I hope you enjoyed my little goof off ... now go create your own goofy canvas!!