Friday, March 20, 2015

Escape - a mixed media canvas by Stéphanie

Hello, and happy Friday!

Today I'm sharing a GORGEOUS canvas with you.  Stéphanie Papin created this with our February "Lisa's Love Letters" kit:

Stéphanie says:  "This month, I decided to work with something different! Here is a home decor canvas that will have a special place in my home!"

She didn't want to work with a photo this time, so she choose  a beautiful picture that would fit in the beautiful  little resin frame, and it served as the main element in her canvas.
She decided to build her canvas around this element. Looking at the picture and the thin dainty branch, I was then drawn to a chipboard piece with delicate and thin branches and berry 
like bits and thought that they matched the image in the picture.

To complete  the work on her canvas, she decided to use some geometric elements that would be an extension of the resin frame.
  She chose a chipboard grid panel, and thought this was  also  a great element for her canvas, because the right angles reminded her of the right angle from  the frame, and at the same time, the small  bubbles in the grid reminded her of the berries.

She wanted to make a very bright canvas because she feels that the light inspires serenity.
  She says: "First of all my mixed media work on this canvas is made with light colors.I decided to paint my chipboard with a white color.  Here I diluted white gesso with some water and I painted my chippies with this texture.Just my  title "Escape"  has been left natural, I needed to have some contrast.  To remind me of the main picture in the centre, I decided to add some big India ink drops."
And two more close-ups of Stéphanie's canvas:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope we have inspired you to create something beautiful this weekend!



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