Monday, July 19, 2021

Set of 2 canvases

In this wintery Perth weather it is good to stay indoors. 

I promised my son I would create a canvas for him using his favourite photos for his room. A kind friend had given me 2 square blue ones previously. I decided that I would use them for this purpose.

I looked at the colours in the photograph and chose corresponding acrylic paints.

I had seen a cool technique online and wanted to try it myself. It was really simple and involved a window wiper. I use these in my shower every day so I got it out.

You simple place dobs of paint around the canvas and then sweep down from the top to the bottom until you've done the whole canvas.  Such a fun and quick technique.

I also wanted to add a bit more texture so I got a stencil and some gesso and added some to each canvas. Once on each but on opposite sides.

Then I added an 8x8 patterned Creative Memories paper to the middle of each canvas. I had 4 photos for each canvas which I had doubled mounted to highlight them.

Lastly, I wanted to add some chipboard titles. For the friends one I made a little patterned paper box for the title. I coloured the cb and added dimensional magic.

For the boys with attitude I used two nuvo drops colours.

I hope my son loves them. I am sure that he will.

These are my second Design Team offering for this month's challenge at Unstampabelles.

You can enter anything into this month's challenge as long as it involved mixed media and it has "art and all that jazz" incorporated.

Dale x


  1. I love your canvases! Your son will love them! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. I came from the Unstampabelle's blogger to check this out!

  2. Dale this is a great technique! Will file this away. Love these canvasses and they will look great on the wall.