Wednesday, 25 March 2015

"Life isn't about Finding Yourself - it's about Creating Yourself" Layered Canvas for 7 Dots Studio






Hi everyone!  Hope you are all well!?
Today I have a new project up on the 7 Dots Studio blog HERE.  
Please refer to that post for all the AWESOME 7 Dots projects
I have used if you like the look of them!!


I created this back in January so am hoping that by the time this post is published 
my friend Mitra in America will have received it:)  I made it as a gift for her.
  She is a loyal & helpful friend & always encourages me in my artistic
 endeavours as well as being interested in me personally. 

 I hope one day we will meet & am sure it will happen :)  
Online friends are awesome...don't let anyone else tell you otherwise!!


This piece took me QUITE a long time to create! 
 I must say I felt like a REAL artist creating it - I kept adding a touch of this
 & a little bit of that.  I have to say that canvases are my jam these days. 
 I ADORE THEM!  They make such great personalized gifts that I 
have actually lost count of how many I have made for people
 for their birthdays & Christmases.  


Mitra sent me the vintage door handle.  It was painted green but I sanded
 it down, leaving just hints of green, which in real life look awesome :) 
 I started by spraying & painting my canvas{es} then stamping &
 collaging with paper shapes, then finally sealing everything.


I came up with the idea of LAYERED CANVASES when thinking about
 how we all layered papers.  I thought well why not layer canvases? 
 I adhered them all with hot glue from my glue gun!


So there you have it.  All the shading is done using gelatos, which took a while
 to win me over but they certainly did eventually!  Now I can't imagine life 
without them & they are one of my scrapbooking essentials.  I am
 looking forward to getting all the new colours in the clear barrels. 
 AWESOME. And with regards to the quote.  I believe in this 100%.

I had an unhappy childhood with my family despondent that I didn't
fit into "their" box & I am happy to say that I have reinvented 
myself now & become who I have always been in my 
heart & who I always wanted to be.



12 comments:

Suchi said...

This is so cool Helen! I loved the canvas. <3
Hugs,
Suchi
http://suchizcardstock.blogspot.com

Lizzy Hill said...

That door handle is soooo Mitra!!!! Love the colours & what a fab idea layering the canvases like that.... I've seen photo frames similar & they're fabulous too:):)

Val Thorpe said...

That is such a cool idea and indeed why not. I am sure that Mitra will be over the moon with it. It is so vibrant and full of life. I love the colours and that door handle is just so cool. Way to go Helen.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love this!!! LOVING the layered canvasses and LOVING the door piece!! Just GORGEOUS!! I am sure Mitra will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Very beautiful...it is the first time I see a layered canvas...Andrew I love it. Mitra ia going to love it. So vibrant and rich in colour.

Kathy Bradley said...

Helen,
What a very, very cool idea and it looks awesome. I love the bright and happy colors and the GBS quote is perfect. Beautiful canvases and I bet your friend will be doing a happy dance!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Layered canvas, what a cool concept! Love this.

Patricia said...

Such a creative idea!!! Well done, amazing work!

Denise van Deventer said...

Oh my....this is just a fabulous project! I would never have thought of layering canvases and you did it beautifully! Love the colours and textures....and the sentiment so gorgeous! This is so absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Caroline said...

I know I commented on fb but had to come see close up & see what you did. The door piece is such a great feature & layering canvases is a fabulous idea (I tried putting box canvases together but it wasn't quite right, lol) . Your colours are so vibrant. I agree, gelatos take getting used to but now I NEED more! A truly lovely piece that your friend will treasure! C

Margaret Mifsud said...

Adore this canvas Helen!! Love how you layered the three together, looks fabulous and I love the colours too, so bright and happy. That door handle is awesome and I love the quote!! xx

Di Garling said...

Awesome canvas creation Helen. great colour combo and I love the quote too but the star piece has to be that door handle. brilliant touch, love it.