Tuesday, 15 June 2010

I Did It Janet, I Modge Podged!

So this is the last of the Wantage challenges. This was Janet's challenge, she was our special guest of honour. Coming all the way from New Zealand, she set us a challenge connected to New Zealand. this challenge has been worrying me, I wanted to make something special but after a few false starts and almost destroying my whole paula shell napkin, I thought I wasn't going to come up with anything respectable. But thankfully I have managed to make something out of the remaining few inches! Phew!

Yesterday I came across a 4 x 4 canvas for 89p and thought, YES!, that's just what I need to finish this Challenge! Especially with the tiny fragment I had left!

I started off by painting the canvas with acrylic paints over the front and sides, then I modge podged the napkin diagonally across two opposite corners. Next I slathered on some viva ferro paint and stamped into it with my Tanda Klimt swirly border stamp. When this was dry...I smeared the ferro with acrylics and precious metal paint and sprayed with glimmer mist. Once dry I added Stickles and then using Glossy Accents I stuck the Paula shell fragment in the bottom right hand corner and added accent beads to the piece. The next step was to add the seahorse plaque, mentioned in an earlier post, layered up with some mulberry paper (to separate it from the background canvas)

To finish the canvas, I painted the sides with Viva croco paint...this cracked to reveal the acrylic paints and napkin that I painted/stuck around the edges.


Lesley said...

Lesley x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous Sue the colours reflect the napkin perfectly and the little microbeads wonderful. xx Zoe

Burnice said...

This is great Sue. Loving the idea of the canvas. Didn't think of that!
I need to post again what I actually did. Didn't think to do that did I! I'll explain about the "flower".
Burnice x

Janet Baldwin said...

I am so impressed with what you have come up with. everyone has done something very different and they all look wonderful.
Sue, the paua shell piece goes beautifully with the gold beads and you have captured the paua napkin really well.

crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning - love all the texture, the colours - everything

x Hilda

crafty creations said...

Sue I tried to make myself a follower - love your work - the link doesn't seem to be working

x Hilda