Monday, February 11, 2013

Canvas art for Jordan-Letter E

This is my first canvas piece, I have been watching a lot of videos of art journaling and enjoying it so very much. So I took some inspiration from these very talented people and made a canvas for my niece Jordan. She is having her room redecorated. She will be a big sister in July, my brother and his wife are doing a nursery for the new baby, another girl by the way :), so they decided to redo Jordans room so she doesnt feel left out. I have been making stuff for her to decorate her room with. I started out with the gorgeous picture of Jordan in her favorite dress. She wore this dress for two years before she grew out of it, and she was very sad to lose it.
I took a piece of butterfly paper in the same colors as the picture. I tore it to fit the page and put it down with mod podge. I then painted the canvas with my fingers, lol very messy, in pink, yellow and green. I wanted the color without it completely covering the paper. I used texture paste along with a couple of butterfly stencils. I stamped Jordan then painted in the letters. I used a pair of wings from Tim Holtz grunge board, painted them pink, then stamped a design on them. I put them behind Jordan so she would be a butterfly. I hot glued some tiny flowers. Then I added my E word that I think perfectly describes her in this picture, Enjoyment. 







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8 comments:

Scrapmate said...

A nice AJ style canvas.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation, love the colours & different elements!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Candy C said...

Your canvas for Jordan is adorable! I really love your background; full of color and neat girly retro-ish flowers, etc. The butterflies are sweet as well...and give a very joyful, young girl-ish feeling to this piece. Lov ethe photograph of Jordan as well..so sweet! Thanks for sharing your canvas with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Gio said...

This is pure joy! Lovely canvas.

Thank you for playing with us at Craftbarn :-)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous canvas!! I love the design and the colors!! Absolutely beautiful!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

The Craft Barn said...

Really *E*njoyed this.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Maggie said...

Fabulous Jordan will love it!

MaggieH

Sylv said...

Wonderful canvas, love the texture and subtle colours.

Sylv xx