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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Playing OWL-round

I think you can guess by the title.  I've been watching the Eclectic Paperie blog for a bit now. I've seen some very interesting projects from the DT team, lots of color and whimsy. Which is not always my style, that being said I would like to try some of the projects. So here is the first Altered challenge a canvas.
I know you are thinking where is the color.  I did a small ATC canvas to try some of the materials I had on hand. Lot of color right!

Large canvas  11X14 below looks
terrible! Back to the trial and ERROR.   I painted the mess over with black paint, because that is all I had on hand. It seems that someone took my paints home from Christmas break.  I used some molding paste and a stencil I found at Hobby Lobby for the Owls, my Steampunk Graphics(hand with sign and dictionary page) are from the Graphic Fairy Site. The hats are from an old steampunk magazine, scanned and printed on card stock. I had the feathers, hardware, chipboard shapes, letters, numbers and paperclip on hand. The stamps I used for the pocket and the hand with sign are from Prmia.
This was a week long process there where highs and lows but somehow yesterday after work it just suddenly all came together. I'm very satisfied with the end product. I will be purchasing some more paints and stencils.
Off to another project.


Betty Benton said...

I really admire you for attempting this project and having the sticktoitivity to finish it!! Great job!

Patti P. said...

How cool is this, I have a couple of canvases that I thought I would try but no go yet...story of my life, too many supplies and not enough time but there is always tomorrow,lol. Love the outcome, bet it was fun getting there.You inspire me. Hope your year is starting off good.

Tracy said...

Beautiful canvas Coleen ...so glad you stayed with it!!
When I started my canvas I had no idea what to do and just went for it.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with that tag as well.
Thank you for joining us over at the ep get altered challenge.xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are really getting lost in some fun stuff! Can't wait to see what else you come up with. It is great fun to try new stuff, huh? Good job!

butterfly said...

Very dramatic and exciting canvas... thanks so much for playing along with us at eP!
Alison x

Kim said...

Lovely canvas, Coleen! This is one of the things I love about mixed media...you can just keep adding layers until you get to the place that you love! Thanks so much for playing along with the eclectic Paperie Get Altered challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks fab! What a great idea to use at ATC size for this... it's striking! Thanks for joining us at eP for the altered canvas challenge.